Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Honda Pilot

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2020 GMC Acadia
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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AWD 4-Door AT4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door AT4 18 25 $40,258 $42,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $46,078 $48,300
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $34,534 $36,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT 21 27 $39,781 $41,700
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 19 27 $44,170 $46,300
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 27 $29,770 $29,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $32,245 $33,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT 21 28 $37,873 $39,700
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES 2WD 19 27 $36,340 $39,760
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES AWD 18 26 $38,073 $41,660
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,874 $48,020
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,760 $31,450
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $30,493 $33,350
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,131 $42,820
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $38,857 $42,520
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,590 $44,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$40,258
$31,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$42,200
$34,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$703 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2020 GMC Acadia gains a turbo-4, but falls behind new three-row rivals. Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 NA 31.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 143.8 152.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.6 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 NA 44.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 58.7 62
Front Leg Room (in)
43 41 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 NA 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5 8
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 55.7 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 NA 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39 39.7 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 53.3 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 59.4 62
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.4 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 64.5 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.20 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 193.4 196.5
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 66.7 70.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.5 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 112.5 111
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 79 83.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 12.8 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 41.7 46.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - TBD - -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.4 x 0.9 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6 x 1.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22 19.5
Steering
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 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7 39.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P255/65R17 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GV NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P255/65R17 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 4000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 400 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 400 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4306 4060
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 4.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.6L/222 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 310 @ 6600 280 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 271 @ 5000 262 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99H LGX NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.49 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 3.01 1.49
Trans Type
10 9 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.96 2.27
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.75 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.31 2.10
Trans Order Code
44T M3W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.44 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.44 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.69 3.36
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.62 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 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
7.7 8.5 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 155 -
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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  • $2,000 rebate + GM Employee Pricing for all
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