Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 GMC Acadia

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 GMC Acadia
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 15 22 $47,395 $49,890
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 15 22 $34,366 $36,175
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 15 22 $36,817 $38,755
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 15 22 $40,869 $43,020
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 15 22 $42,080 $44,295
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 15 22 $45,495 $47,890
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 15 22 $30,820 $30,975
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 15 22 $32,466 $34,175
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 15 22 $34,917 $36,755
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 15 22 $38,969 $41,020
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 15 22 $40,180 $42,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,894
$47,395
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$49,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power. The 2016 GMC Acadia is too big and heavy to deliver car-like performance, but it's pleasant to drive and has enough space to replace the minivan in your driveway.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.80
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.80
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.30
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.60
Third Leg Room (in)
32 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.60
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 61.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 151.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.40
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 58.00
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70 70.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 118.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.90
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 200.80
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 116.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 24.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55R20
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 520
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 4850
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
998-1 LLT
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 288 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J M7X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 10.4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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