GMC Acadia vs. Ford Explorer

2021 GMC Acadia

vs.

2020 Ford Explorer
$30,995 MSRP

Entry-Level Trim Price

$32,765 MSRP
$47,495 MSRP

Top-Tier Trim Price

$58,250 MSRP
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Teen Driver Feature

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HD Surround Vision

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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 Ford Explorer


The crossover SUV segment is more popular than ever, which means more drivers are comparing GMC Acadia vs. Ford Explorer. With key factors covering everything from power specs to trim level options, we thought we’d cut through the noise by putting together our own quick and easy comparison. If you’re struggling to decide between these two popular models, simply read on to match them up on:

  • Trims and Prices
  • Technology

GMC Acadia vs. Ford Explorer: Trims and Prices

Pricing is of the first things any Rome driver will look at when comparing two SUVs like the GMC Acadia and Ford Explorer, so we thought we’d break down how much you’ll spend when you’re looking at entry-level and top-tier trims.

Standard and top-tier GMC Acadia options include:

  • GMC Acadia SL FWD: Starting at $30,995 MSRP
  • GMC Acadia Denali FWD: Starting at $47,495 MSRP

Standard and top-tier Ford Explorer options include:

  • 2020 Ford Explorer Base: Starting at $32,765 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum: Starting at $58,250 MSRP

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level model or want to push the boat out for a top of the line trim, the 2021 GMC Acadia is going to start significantly lower than the 2020 Ford Explorer.

GMC Acadia vs. Ford Explorer

Both the GMC Acadia and Ford Explorer offer a wide range of features, but there are some amenities you’ll only find available with the Acadia, including:

  • Teen Driver: Lending your kid the car for a trip with their friends across Canton? This feature lets you customize settings, limit certain vehicle features, turn on certain safety systems, and provide an in-vehicle report card.
  • HD Surround Vision: Multiple cameras combine to create a digital overhead image of the area around your vehicle to make parking even in cramped or crowded Acworth areas feel like a piece of cake.

Our GMC Acadia vs. Ford Explorer Comparison Comes Out in Favor of the Acadia

The team at our Riverside Buick GMC showroom will be happy to help whether you want to apply for financing online, compare Acadia trim levels or arrange a test drive. For any further advice or assistance, simply get in touch today. 

Wondering how the GMC Acadia stacks up against its larger sibling? Check out our GMC Acadia vs. GMC Yukon comparison today!

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