2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 GMC Acadia

If you're a driver around Cerritos, Long Beach, or Buena Park, CA, we understand how it might take you a little while to decide between the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 GMC Acadia. That's why we've created this vehicle comparison, which will help you to get a better sense of which SUV is better for your lifestyle by breaking down much of what's known about the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia. Please take a look!

Ford Explorer vs GMC Acadia: Interior Dimensions

One of the main reasons that drivers decide to go with SUVs like the Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia is because these types of vehicles give you the space that you need for all your family members and friends.

Check out the table below, which covers the passenger dimensions for the Explorer and the Acadia:

Passenger Dimensions

Ford Explorer (1st/2nd/3rd, inches)

GMC Acadia (1st/2nd/3rd, inches)

Headroom

40.7

40.5

38.9

40.3

39.6

37.2

Legroom

43.0

39.0

32.2

41.0

39.7

31.1

Shoulder Room

61.8

61.9

54.6

59.4

58.7

54.3

Hip Room

59.2

59.1

40.9

55.7

53.3

42.9

As you can see, the Ford Explorer is more spacious than the GMC Acadia in almost every single category!

However, not only is it more spacious in terms of its room for people, but it's more spacious in terms of its room for cargo, too. Depending on how you configure the seats, the Ford Explorer provides you with up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo room, while the GMC Acadia maxes out at just 79.0 cubic feet of cargo room.

Ford Explorer vs GMC Acadia: Engine Power

The Ford Explorer is also more powerful than the GMC Acadia. The Ford available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine is capable of kicking out either 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque (Platinum powertrain) or a shocking 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque (ST powertrain). On the other hand, even the GMC optional upgrade (a 3.6L V6 engine) manages to produce no more than 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Explorer vs Acadia: Performance

Last, but certainly not least, the Ford Explorer offers a ton of available features and systems that'll boost your capabilities: Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, Towing and Trailer Sway Control, Sidewind Stabilization, and safety technologies such as Reverse Brake Assist and Post-Collision Braking.
The GMC Acadia manages to match some of these, including the Ford Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. But, their systems (which they call either all-wheel drive or advanced all-wheel drive, depending on which one you go with) aren't really available on the base model. Drive Mode Selector is, however, which means that you can adjust a couple of settings depending on the terrain you're facing.

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