Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2017 GMC Acadia

2016 Ford Explorer
2017 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 18 25 $44,716 $47,070
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 25 $32,727 $34,450
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 25 $35,216 $37,070
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 18 25 $39,377 $41,450
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 18 25 $41,562 $43,750
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $42,816 $45,070
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $28,924 $29,070
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 26 $30,827 $32,450
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 26 $33,316 $35,070
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 21 26 $36,432 $38,350
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 18 25 $39,662 $41,750
Acadia Limited AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $43,557 $45,850
Acadia Limited FWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $41,657 $43,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,894
$44,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$47,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$785 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.3
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 2017 GMC Acadia wears its new, smaller size well, offering good room for up to seven, improved dynamics and fuel economy, plenty of features, and a touch of family luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.7
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.20
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
70 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 112.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 79
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 12.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 41.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 17 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 17 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA RTU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCD
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RTU
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 3956
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 4.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
998-1 LGX
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/223
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 310 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.87
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 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J M7U
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut McPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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