2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 GMC Acadia

There are two ways you can react when you’re in the middle of a 25-year run as the best-selling SUV in America – you can either rest on your laurels or you can strive to continue to get better and better. In the case of the 2017 Ford Explorer, the latter is true thanks to its powerful and efficient engine options, roomy and comfortable interior, easy handling and maneuvering and extensive list of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features.


Ford continues to improve, update and enhance the Ford Explorer because they want it to be the best-selling SUV in America for another 25 years. And it sure looks like that’s going to be the case, especially since none of the competitors in its class can hold a candle to its impressiveness. To see what we mean, let’s check out this 2017 Ford Explorer versus 2017 GMC Acadia head-to-head model comparison.


2017 Ford Explorer    VS    2017 GMC Acadia
290 HP    Horsepower    194 HP
255 lb-ft.    Torque    190 lb-ft.
21.0 ft.3    Cargo Space (Seats in Place)    12.8 ft.3
81.7 ft.3    Max Cargo Space    79.0 ft.3

2017 Ford Explorer: More Horsepower, More Torque and More Cargo Space

Remember when we said all other SUVs pale in comparison to the 2017 Ford Explorer? Well, all you need to do is look at the table above to see the new Ford Explorer utterly outperforms, outmatches and outclasses the 2017 GMC Acadia in every important category, including power. In fact, the 2017 Explorer provides 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, compared to only 194 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque from the new GMC Acadia.


Moving on to the interior, the 2017 Ford Explorer once again comes out on top by offering 21 cubic-feet of cargo capacity when the seats are in place and 81.7 cubic-feet of maximum cargo capacity. Comparatively, the 2017 Acadia offers only 12.8 cubic-feet of cargo capacity when the seats are in place and 79 cubic-feet of maximum cargo capacity. It’s also safe to say the new Explorer has more total interior volume (171.3 cubic-feet) than the new Acadia, though we can’t say for sure as GMC has not released that figure.


If you’d like to know more about the 2017 Ford Explorer, please reach out to our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

2017 Ford Explorer front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Explorer front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Explorer front side exterior
2017 Ford Explorer side rear exterior