The Ford Explorer vs. The GMC Acadia Comparison

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The Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia both meet the needs of today's midsize SUV customer by seating up to seven passengers. Although both vehicles can seat up to seven in three rows, the Explorer is significantly larger than the Acadia. This makes the Explorer more comfortable for passengers. Did I mention that the GMC Acadia base model does not even come standard with seven passenger seating? The larger size of the Explorer also provides more cargo room for any occasion you may need it. Do you have too much to pack or a camper to tow? The Explorer will make sure you to your campsite with time to spare with a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds and top acceleration performance. The GMC Acadia maxes out at 4,000 pounds, meaning you will have to be more cautious of what you are bringing with you on this adventure of a lifetime.

Ford Explorer (Base Model)VSGMC Acadia (Base Model)
290 hp @ 6,500 rpmEngine193 hp @ 6,300 rpm
255 ft-lbs. @ 4,000 rpmTorque188 ft-lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
3.5 LBase Engine Size2.5 L
* * * * *NHSTA Safety Rating* * * *
YesSpeed-Sensitive Volume ControlYes
YesTemporary Spare TireNo
YesSplash GuardsNo
YesBackup CameraYes
4Exterior Color Choices2
1Interior Color Choices1
18.6 galFuel Capacity19.0 gal
20Combined MPG23

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