Compare 2017 GMC Acadia vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2017 GMC Acadia
2016 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 21 26 $30,827 $32,450
AWD 4-Door SLE 21 25 $32,727 $34,450
FWD 4-Door SLT 21 26 $36,432 $38,350
AWD 4-Door SLT 18 25 $39,377 $41,450
FWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $41,657 $43,850
FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $42,816 $45,070
AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $43,557 $45,850
AWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $44,716 $47,070
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,827
$29,964
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,450
$31,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$541 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 GMC Acadia wears its new, smaller size well, offering good room for up to seven, improved dynamics and fuel economy, plenty of features, and a touch of family luxury. The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 151.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.7 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.1 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
66 70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 67
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 112.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.7 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
17 x - TBD - 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
17 x - TBD - 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.2
Steering Type
- TBD - Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RSC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RSC NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3956 4443
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
188 @ 4400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LCV 998-1
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 6300 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 2.87
Trans Order Code
M2D 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.9
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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