2019 Ford Explorer v. 2019 GMC Acadia

If you have been searching for an SUV model that will be a safe and reliable family vehicle for all of your trips, then you might be trying to decide between the 2019 Ford Explorer Base and the 2019 GMC Acadia SL. Both of these SUV models offer rugged performance, supreme comfort, reliable safety, and a whole lot more. However, their similarities can make it hard to decide on one or the other. Our expert staff at your local Ford dealter in NJ realizes that can be frustrating, and we want to help make this process easier. That is why we are proud to do the necessary research for you to help you throughout the entire car-buying process. We have all the facts you need on both of these SUV models that will help you have peace of mind about choosing the SUV model that will fully meet the needs of your family. Here is what the hard-working team at Echelon Ford found on the exciting 2019 Ford Explorer Base and the 2019 GMC Acadia SL.



2019 Ford Explorer
Base
2019 GMC Acadia
SL
3.5L V6 Engine2.5L Four-Cylinder Engine
290 Horsepower194 Horsepower
SelectShiftUnavailable
Seats up to 7 PassengersSeats up to 6 Passengers
81.7 cu.ft. of Total Cargo Space79 cu.ft. of Total Cargo Space


Though these two SUV models look alike at first glance, the 2019 Ford Explorer Base actually has several advantages over the 2019 GMC Acadia SL. This Ford Explorer SUV has a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers a mighty 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2.5L four-cylinder engine of the 2019 GMC Acadia SL only gives its driver 194 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque. This Ford Explorer SUV also has an automatic six-speed transmission that features SelectShift capabilities to make switching gears a seamless process. The automatic six-speed transmission of the 2019 GMC Acadia SL does not have SelectShift. You will find that the engine of the 2019 Ford Explorer Base uses sequential fuel injections for optimized performance, while the engine of the 2019 GMC Acadia SL only uses direct injections. Overall, the 2019 Ford Explorer Base is larger than the 2019 GMC Acadia SL and gives you more room for passengers and cargo. This Ford Explorer SUV has an overall length of 90.2 inches and an overall height of 70 inches. The 2019 GMC Acadia SL only has an overall length of 193.6 inches and an overall height of 66 inches. Our knowledgeable staff at your local Ford dealership in NJ will be glad to further explain these specifications to you and touch on other ways the 2019 Ford Explorer Base will improve the way you drive.


There are other reasons the 2019 Ford Explorer Base has an edge over the 2019 GMC Acadia SL, especially when it comes to their respective interiors. Able to seat up to seven passengers, this Ford Explorer SUV has more room for your passengers to relax in. The 2019 GMC Acadia SL has a seating capacity for only six passengers. The 2019 Ford Explorer Base has 41.4 inches of front headroom, 37.8 inches of rear headroom, and 33.3 inches of rear legroom. The 2019 GMC Acadia SL  can only give you 40.3 inches of front headroom and 37.2 inches of rear headroom, with 41 inches of rear legroom. This Ford Explorer SUV also has higher overall cargo space, so that you can stow more supplies for your journey than you can in the 2019 GMC Acadia SL. The 2019 Ford Explorer Base has 81.7 cu.ft. of total cargo space, while the 2019 GMC Acadia SL only has 79 cu.ft. of total cargo space. As you can see, the 2019 Ford Explorer Base is the clear winner of the two. Our expert team at your local Ford dealer in NJ cannot wait to tell you more about the capabilities of the thrilling Ford Explorer SUV. Visit Echelon Ford and take one for a test drive today!

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