2018 GMC Acadia FWD 4dr SLT

2018 GMC Acadia

Ford Explorer

2018 Ford Explorer

2018 GMC Acadia vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

If you’re on the hunt for a capable, powerful, three-row, seven-passenger family SUV you’d be wise to consider the 2018 GMC Acadia and the 2018 Ford Explorer. But, if you’re serious about getting the best value for your money, a side-by-side comparison of the two shows the GMC Acadia clearly outperforms its Ford Explorer rival, offering:

  • Lower Base Price
  • Better Overall Fuel Efficiency
  • More Driver Assist Technology
  • One Year Additional Corrosion Perforation Protection

Explore our findings here to see how these two measured up and, when you’re ready to elevate your Dayton commute, drop by Dave Arbogast and see the Acadia in action.


Not only does the 2018 GMC Acadia have a lower base price than the 2018 Ford Explorer, but drivers can also load up on the exciting new features they want for less too:

2018 GMC Acadia


2018 Ford Explorer
Base SLE-1 Trim Starting at $29,000 MSRP

Starting MSRP

Base Explorer Trim Starting at $31,990 MSRP
Top-shelf Denali Starting at $45,020 MSRP

Upper MSRP

Explorer Platinum Trim Starting at $53,940 MSRP
21 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway Average Fuel Efficiency


17 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway Average Fuel Efficiency
First Two Scheduled Maintenance Visits at No Charge

Complimentary Maintenance

No Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance


When it comes to keeping cabin occupants safer, the GMC Acadia easily outperforms the Ford Explorer by offering drivers access to a long list of advanced safety equipment–far more than the Ford SUV:

2018 GMC Acadia

2018 Ford Explorer
Front Safety Belt Pre-Crash Pre-Tensioners


No Pre-Crash Pre-Tensioners
Rear Seat Reminder So Children Don’t Get Left Behind

Seat Reminder

No Rear Seat Reminder
Front Center Airbag


No Front Center Airbag Available
Optional Surround Vision Camera

Camera Options

Only Rearview Camera Available

Test-drive the 2018 GMC Acadia in Troy, OH

Get behind the wheel of the 2018 GMC Acadia and see why experts prefer it to the 2018 Ford Explorer. Learn about Acadia trims, then schedule a test drive near Dayton at Dave Arbogast Buick GMC. Call us at 888-919-1635 or visit our showroom at 3540 S. Co. Rd. 25A in Troy, OH to get started and learn more about our competitive financing options.

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