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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,515
Invoice
$33,479
Average Price Paid
$33,017
696 listings nationwide

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2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
MSRP
$45,500
Invoice
$43,316
Average Price Paid
$43,003
3,233 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,750
Good Price
$32,102
Great Price
$31,159
2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
Fair Price
$43,621
Good Price
$41,101
Great Price
$39,660

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,477
1 listings nationwide

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2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,478
23 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The midsize SUV market is rife with competition. The SUV that started it all nearly 30 years ago was the Ford Explorer. Keeping the Explorer relevant in the modern SUV market is no eas...

2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
Kyree Williams Preview:

The current, downsized GMC Acadia debuted for the 2017 model year. For 2019, the Acadia gets minor revisions, but soldiers on mostly unchanged. The Acadia sits firmly in the midsize c...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"It looks aggressive and looks like a range rover."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"The looks and style of the 2019 Explorer are amazing. It looks great with their headlights, and all of their trims. It has a lot of good tech, and has many class leading features."
2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
140
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium 8-Passenger AWD better.
"Very tight and quick. Did not feel like a full size SUV. "
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium 8-Passenger AWD better.
"The cloth premium were good and have been great over 2000miles. Center console room is a bit limited. "

Specs

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 GMC Acadia
Denali
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.6 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
310 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
--
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.7 in
3.74 in x 3.37 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 41 in
Back Legroom 39.5 in 39.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21 cu ft 12.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,531 lbs 1,847 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 4,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.3 in 193.6 in
Width 90.2 in 75.4 in
Height 71 in 66 in
Wheelbase 112.8 in 112.5 in

Available Options

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 Ecoboost
  • Running Boards - Black
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2019 GMC Acadia
Denali

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Steel Metallic
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Iridium Metallic
  • PEPPERDUST Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Red Quartz Tintcoat
  • Smokey Quartz Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Bright Machined Faced Wheels With Satin Graphite Pockets
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Machined Spoke Wheels With High Gloss Black Painted Pockets.
  • LPO, Exterior Convenience Package
  • LPO, Molded Assist Steps
  • LPO, Rear Seat Infotainment System With DVD Player, Dual Headrest
  • LPO, Rear Seat Infotainment System Without DVD Player, Dual Headrest With 8" Screens And Multiple Inputs
  • Sunroof, Dual Skyscape 2-Panel Power
  • Technology Package
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 cm) Sterling Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels

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