Ford Explorer vs GMC Acadia in Monroe, LA



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The Ford Explorer vs. The GMC Acadia: A Comparison of Two Mid-Size SUVs for Car Shoppers Around Monroe, LA

Whether it's the towing ability, passenger capacity, or planted ride that draws you to the mid-size SUV class, there are few vehicles that offer a total package of qualities that comes close to the models in this category of vehicles, and even fewer that offer all that the Ford Explorer does.

Convenient before you even enter it, the Ford Explorer is ready to aid stressed out parents with any of the difficult situations that comes with rearing multiple little ones, but there are many other drivers that find it has all they're looking for, whether that's powerful engines or entertainment technology, so don't hesitate to come and see it our dealership that's just a half hour drive from Bastrop, LA.

While the Explorer isn't the only mid-size SUV option, we believe it is the best of the bunch, which is why we compared it to the GMC Acadia in several key areas, performance, design, safety, etc., to highlight how it stands out, so look through our findings below!


Both of these models have three rows of seats for fitting up to seven passengers, but the cabin of the Ford Explorer is more spacious, which shows in a few ways. Adult passengers won't mind riding in the third row of the Explorer as it has more head and legroom than the third row of the GMC Acadia, and the Explorer also has a wider second row, so, if your filling it with three passengers for a trip to the zoo, they won't be bumping elbows and knees.

Are you shopping for a mid-size SUV because you need cargo room for business supplies? The Ford Explorer has 21 cubic feet of space behind the third row, so passengers and their golf clubs fit, which might not happen with the 12.8 cubic feet of space in the GMC Acadia. Have larger items to bring along? The rear rows of both vehicles fold down to reveal more storage space, but again the Ford Explorer has more room.

Engines and Capability

Everyone enjoys having some power in their car, and it's vital in the mid-size SUV class so that acceleration and highway driving don't feel sluggish, but more than just thrills, it can also help you out with other tasks. Well, looking at the standard engines, the Ford Explorer's 290-horsepower V6 engine, which can tow trailers up to 5,000 pounds, is much more capable than the standard 193-horsepower four-cylinder engine of the GMC Acadia, which struggles with trailers over 1,000 pounds. If power is important on your drives or for your job around West Monroe, the Ford Explorer is the clear choice between the two.

Technology and Safety

These two models have similar available safety and entertainment features, from adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Ford Explorer goes the extra mile in both cases with features like inflatable rear seatbelts and a Sony® Sound System with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics so that Rayville drivers can enjoy their experience on the road even more.

The tech of those safety and entertainment features are great when you're driving, but when your car is parked, the Ford Explorer has more ways of preventing people from stealing it. It has a perimeter alarm and dependable SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System to help prevent someone else from driving off in it while the GMC Acadia doesn't have comparable security features.

Test Out the Feature-Packed, Capable Ford Explorer at Hixson Ford Monroe Today!

We hope this paints a clear picture of all the reasons why drivers love their Ford Explorer, and if you're looking for a test drive or more info, browse our new Ford SUVs and come on down to our dealership to see these reasons in person!

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