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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 GMC Acadia Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the GMC Acadia. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia.

Convenience
With the GMC Acadia, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Acadia. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Explorer is about the same width as the GMC Acadia. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the GMC Acadia.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the GMC Acadia.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Acadia, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the GMC Acadia, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia.

Utility
The Ford Explorer has less seating than the GMC Acadia, making the GMC Acadia the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Explorer has significantly less cargo capacity than the GMC Acadia.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Acadia.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2015 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*: $33,975 - $49,690
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 8 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $32,276 - $47,206

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