Compare 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 GMC Acadia

2012 Ford Flex
2012 GMC Acadia
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
Acadia AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $31,193 $32,835
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,039
$44,469
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,615
$46,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$780 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 154.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 200.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 68.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 116.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 24.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/55R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 780
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99C LLT
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All 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 MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex GMC Acadia
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Coil Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2011) 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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