Compare 2015 Ford Flex vs 2015 GMC Acadia

2015 Ford Flex
2015 GMC Acadia
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 17 23 $36,975 $39,650
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $39,538 $42,400
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 18 25 $35,155 $37,700
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 18 25 $27,427 $29,100
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 17 23 $31,753 $34,050
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 18 25 $29,933 $32,100
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $47,205 $49,690
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 16 23 $34,176 $35,975
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 16 23 $36,627 $38,555
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 16 23 $40,679 $42,820
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 16 23 $41,890 $44,095
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $45,305 $47,690
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 17 24 $32,276 $33,975
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 17 24 $34,727 $36,555
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 24 $38,779 $40,820
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 24 $39,990 $42,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,975
$47,205
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,650
$49,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$661 / month
$828 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking to make a statement while you shuffle the kids around, it's hard to beat the 2015 Ford Flex. While performance may not be its forte, the 2015 GMC Acadia is a strong contender as a replacement for the minivan in your driveway.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.80
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.30
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 151.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.60
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.60
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.00
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.40
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.00
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68 70.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 200.8
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)
43.2 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 116.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 24.1
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 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 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/55R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/55R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 520
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4637 4850
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
998 LLT
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.484
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.842
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.882
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.872
Trans Order Code
44J M7X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
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
9.3 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
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
--
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
--
Rollover Rating

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