Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 GMC Acadia

2019 Ford Explorer
2019 GMC Acadia
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 17 25 $45,315 $47,500
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 25 $33,199 $34,800
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 25 $35,488 $37,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 25 $39,209 $41,100
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 25 $41,880 $43,900
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $43,407 $45,500
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $28,971 $29,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 26 $31,291 $32,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 26 $33,580 $35,200
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 21 26 $36,252 $38,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 18 25 $39,972 $41,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,479
$45,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,515
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough. The 2019 GMC Acadia doesn’t stand out but is a solid choice for those who only need a third row occasionally.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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)
151.7 143.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 79
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 12.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6 x 1.9
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 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QNU
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA QNU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCD
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 3956
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 310 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
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
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
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
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 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
9.8 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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2019 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 Explorer redesigned and widely available
  • Up to $2,750 rebate + $1,000 trade-in bonus
  • Lease from $333 for 36 months
  • Get 0% APR for 48 months + up to $2,500 bonus
2019 GMC Acadia
  • 2019 Acadia still in stock; 2020s arriving
  • 18% off 2019s; up to $3,500 off 2020s
  • Lease from $319 for 36 months
  • New 0% APR for 72 months + $2,000 bonus on 2019s
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