Compare 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 GMC Acadia vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Ford Explorer
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2018 GMC Acadia
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2018 Honda Pilot
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
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FWD 4-Door SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $28,855 $29,000
FWD 4-Door SLE 21 26 $30,970 $32,600
AWD 4-Door SLE 21 25 $32,870 $34,600
FWD 4-Door SLT 21 26 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door SLT 17 25 $39,520 $41,600
FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $42,845 $45,100
AWD 4-Door Denali 17 25 $44,745 $47,100
Select style
2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD LX 19 27 $28,258 $30,900
AWD LX 18 26 $29,991 $32,800
2WD EX 19 27 $30,475 $33,330
2WD w/Honda Sensing EX 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
AWD EX 18 26 $32,208 $35,230
AWD w/Honda Sensing EX 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
2WD EX-L 19 27 $33,603 $36,760
2WD w/Honda Sensing EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
2WD w/Navigation EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
2WD w/RES EX-L 19 27 $35,063 $38,360
AWD EX-L 18 26 $35,336 $38,660
AWD w/Honda Sensing EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
AWD w/Navigation EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
AWD w/RES EX-L 18 26 $36,796 $40,260
2WD Touring 20 27 $38,355 $41,970
AWD Touring 19 26 $40,088 $43,870
AWD Elite 19 26 $43,372 $47,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,015
$28,855
$28,258
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,140
$29,000
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$483 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon. The 2018 GMC Acadia is a solid, if not stand-out choice among mid-size crossovers with seating for up to seven. The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 54.3 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.7 38.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.3 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 53.3 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.4 62
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.1 31.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.6 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42.9 44.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.7 62
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 143.8 152.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 55.7 59.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.5 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.20 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 112.5 111
Height, Overall (in)
70 66 69.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.5 66.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.4 78.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 193.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 12.8 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 41.7 46.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 79 83.9
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 - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6 x 1.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.4 x 0.9 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.7 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QML NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/65R17 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QML NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/65R17 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 3956 4054
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 193 @ 6300 280 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 188 @ 4400 262 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998-1 LCV NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5L/150 3.5 L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.964 2.10
Trans Order Code
44J M2D NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.446 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.746 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.584 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.87 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.912 1.49
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
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
8.8 7.7 8.0
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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