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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 GMC Acadia Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Acadia, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Acadia.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the GMC Acadia, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive 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
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the GMC Acadia, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the GMC Acadia.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Explorer does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the GMC Acadia.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the GMC Acadia, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little less horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the GMC Acadia.

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

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,160 - $53,235

2017 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*: $29,070 - $46,920
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.39%
City MPG: 16 - 19 18 - 21
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 25 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
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*: $30,070 - $50,839 $28,925 - $44,574

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.