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2022 Ford Explorer versus 2022 GMC Acadia

    Comparing the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 GMC Acadia is comparing two of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Both offer plenty of power and features, but which one is best for you?

    First up, you should consider the MSRP (manufacturer's standard retail price) of each SUV. The base model of the 2022 Explorer has a starting price of $33,745 while the base model of the 2022 Acadia costs $34,800.

    Of course, there are various trims options for both SUVs, each of which start at different prices as more features are included. You can check our amazing 2022 Ford Explorer offers 8 trim options including: Base, King Ranch, Limited, ST, ST-Line, XLT, Platinum, and Timberline. On the other hand, the 2022 GMC Acadia offers 4 trim options including: SLT, Denali, SLE, and AT4. Be sure to call us here at Pacifico Ford so we can help you more fully compare different trim options between the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 GMC Acadia.

    Another key consideration when doing a side-by-side of these SUVs are the engine options. Ford offers 5 different engines for its Explorer line, including the Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, and Gas/Electric V-6. GMC offers 2 different engines for its Acadia lineup, including the Turbocharged Gas I4 and Gas V6.

    Next up you will want to look at the drivetrain options and MPG ratings for these SUVs. The 2022 Explorer offers up Four Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive and gets 28 miles per gallon. The 2022 Acadia has All Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive drivetrains and gets 29 miles per gallon.

    Finally, when it comes to available colors, the 2022 Explorer comes in 10 colors including colors like: Stone Blue Metallic, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Oxford White. In comparison, the 2022 Acadia comes in 8 colors including White Frost Tricoat, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, and Midnight Blue Metallic to name a few.

    If you're excited about buying a Ford, you can check our amazing lease deals on 2022 Ford Explorers here. If you're looking for a GMC, check out our great deals on used certified pre-owned GMC SUVs here.

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    Overview

    Engine

    Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    21/28 MPG

    Engine

    Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    18/25 MPG

    Engine

    Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Gas/Electric, Gas/Electric V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    27/28 MPG

    Engine

    Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, Gas/Electric V-6

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    25/26 MPG

    Engine

    Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

    Drivetrain

    Four Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    18/24 MPG

    Engine

    Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    21/28 MPG

    Engine

    Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

    Drivetrain

    Four Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    19/22 MPG

    Engine

    Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

    Drivetrain

    Rear Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic w/OD

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    21/28 MPG

    Engine

    Gas V6

    Drivetrain

    All Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    19/26 MPG

    Engine

    Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas I4

    Drivetrain

    Front Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    22/29 MPG

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    Turbocharged Gas I4

    Drivetrain

    Front Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    22/29 MPG

    Engine

    Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas I4

    Drivetrain

    Front Wheel Drive

    Transmission

    Automatic

    Mileage (City/Highway)

    22/29 MPG

    Compare 2022 Ford Explorer & GMC Acadia Features & Specs

    Compare Photos of the 2022 Ford Explorer & 2022 GMC Acadia Side-by-Side

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    FAQs About 2022 Ford Explorer SUV vs. 2022 GMC Acadia SUV

    The 2022 Ford Explorer versus the 2022 GMC Acadia: Which SUV is better?

    Overall the 2022 Ford Explorer is a better value than the 2022 GMC Acadia because of its performance, safety features, and choices when it comes to engine type, colors, and other options. Price will always depend on the trims you are comparing so be sure to compare the right specs and contact Pacifico Ford at 215-240-6806 when deciding on the best SUV for you.

    What is the price difference between the 2022 Ford Explorer and the 2022 GMC Acadia?

    Comparing the base models of both SUVs, the 2022 Ford Explorer MSRP is $33,745 while the 2022 GMC Acadia MSRP is $34,800.

    What are the drivetrain options for a 2022 Ford Explorer versus a 2022 GMC Acadia?

    The 2022 Explorer comes with these drivetrain options:

    • Four Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive

    The 2022 Acadia comes with these drivetrain options:

    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive

    What is the miles per gallon for the 2022 Ford Explorer versus the 2022 GMC Acadia?

    The 2022 Ford Explorer with a base model engine gets 28 miles per gallon. The 2022 GMC Acadia base model gets 29 MPG.

    What are the engine options of the 2022 Ford Explorer versus the 2022 GMC Acadia?

    2022 Ford Explorer Engine Options:

    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Gas/Electric V-6
    • Regular Unleaded V-6

    2022 GMC Acadia Engine Options:

    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Gas V6

    What colors does the 2022 Ford Explorer come with versus the 2022 GMC Acadia?

    The 2022 Ford Explorer comes in 10 colors including:

    • Agate Black Metallic
    • Carbonized Gray Metallic
    • Forged Green Metallic
    • Iconic Silver Metallic

    The 2022 GMC Acadia comes in 8 colors including:

    • Ebony Twilight Metallic
    • Light Stone Metallic
    • Cayenne Red Tintcoat
    • Satin Steel Metallic
    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP”, “Base Price” or the “Starting At” price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options. For authenticated AXZ Plan customers, the price displayed may represent Plan pricing. Not all AXZ Plan customers will qualify for the Plan pricing shown and not all offers or incentives are available to AXZ Plan customers.
    To qualify for discount, customer must pay cash, arrange own finance or have Pacifico financing through one of these preferred lenders: HMFC, FMCC, Chase Prime, Wells Fargo, TD Bank, 5th 3rd bank, SunTrust Bank, M&T Bank, Huntington National Bank, or a local Credit Union. Not all customers will qualify.

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    EPA mileage estimates are for newly manufactured vehicles only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

    Before purchasing this vehicle, it is your responsibility to address any and all differences between information on this website and the actual vehicle specifications and/or any warranties offered prior to the sale of this vehicle. Vehicle data on this website is compiled from publicly available sources and believed by the publisher to be reliable. Vehicle date is subject to change without notice. The publisher assumes no responsibility for errors and/or omissions on this data and makes no representations express or implied to any actual or prospective purchaser of the vehicle as to the condition of the vehicle, vehicle specifications, ownership, vehicle history, equipment/accessories, price or warranties.
    EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.