Compare 2013 Ford Flex vs 2013 GMC Acadia

2013 Ford Flex
2013 GMC Acadia
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $45,547 $47,945
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 16 23 $34,247 $36,050
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 16 23 $36,043 $37,940
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 16 23 $39,691 $41,780
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 16 23 $41,040 $43,200
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $43,647 $45,945
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 17 24 $32,347 $34,050
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 17 24 $34,143 $35,940
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 24 $37,791 $39,780
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 24 $39,140 $41,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,373
$45,547

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,150
$47,945

Monthly Payment Estimate

$686 / month
$799 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring. The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance.

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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)

50.800 57.80

Second Leg Room (in)

44.300 36.80

Front Head Room (in)

41.800 40.30

Passenger Volume (ft³)

155.8 154.0

Second Hip Room (in)

55.000 57.80

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.400 61.60

Third Leg Room (in)

33.300 33.20

Second Head Room (in)

40.500 39.60

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

41.100 48.30

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.100 61.00

Front Leg Room (in)

40.800 41.30

Third Head Room (in)

38.700 38.40

Front Hip Room (in)

55.500 58.00

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.400 67.10

Wheelbase (in)

117.900 118.90

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.900 78.9

Track Width, Front (in)

65.400 67.30

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 7.60

Length, Overall (in)

201.800 200.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.000 70.40

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.200 70.1

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)

83.200 116.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

20.000 24.1

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.800 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)

13.000 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)

18.600 22.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.000 16.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.700 40.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.89

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55R19 P255/55R20

Rear Tire Order Code

N/A QQD

Front Tire Size

P235/55R19 P255/55R20

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

N/A QQD

Spare Tire Order Code

N/A 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 4850

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 20 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 20 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

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

254 @ 4500 270 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

998 LLT

Displacement

3.5L/213 3.6L/220

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

287 @ 6250 288 @ 6300

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.840 1.842

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.000 NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.000

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.880 2.882

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.870 2.872

Trans Order Code

44J M7X

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.650 3.16

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.410 1.414

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.740 0.742

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.480 4.484

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Flex GMC Acadia

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.866 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.259 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut Coil Over Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.2 10.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 (2012) 3 (2012)

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

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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