2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 GMC Acadia 

2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 GMC Acadia

If you’re on the search for a new vehicle that has smart technology, great gas mileage, and can comfortably seat up to seven, the 2021 Ford Explorer and the 2021 GMC Acadia are both excellent options among the class of midsize crossover SUVs. With such a well-rounded package, it may come as a surprise that the Explorer outsells the Acadia by a long shot.

The table below outlines some key reasons drivers continue to choose the best-selling 2021 Ford Explorer midsize SUV over competing models like the 2021 GMC Acadia. Drivers that find the 2021 Ford Explorer in Atlanta, GA is a good fit can stop in and test drive the SUV firsthand at Akins Ford.

2021 Ford Explorer


2021 GMC Acadia 

$32,225 Starting MSRP $29,800
Up to 21 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Up to 21 city/27 hwy mpg
300 - 400 horsepower Horsepower 194 - 310 horsepower
5,000 - 5,600 lbs. Towing Capacity 1,000 - 4,000 lbs.

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The comparison table shows that the Ford Explorer offers better fuel economy, more promising tow ratings, and notably better power figures than the rivaling 2021 GMC Acadia midsize SUV. In fact, the most powerful GMC Acadia has just a hair more horsepower than the weakest version of the Ford Explorer. If your ideal SUV can tow the boat out to the lake for a weekend getaway or pass on the highway with surging turbo-driven power, the 2021 Ford Explorer is hands down your most fitting offer.

All versions of the 2021 Ford Explorer have features like tri-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay®, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection – all built into the starting price. Other available feature found higher up the lineup include the optional 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen, massaging front seats, the twin-panel moonroof, a 360-degree camera system, speed sign recognition, parking assistance, and so much more.

Drivers shopping for a new vehicle in the Atlanta area can get matched with the crossover or SUV that best suits their lifestyle and budget when they visit the team at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.