Head to Head: 2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 GMC Acadia

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2017 GMC Acadia vs. 2016 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer helped create the modern SUV market when it was introduced in 1991. Now, 25 years later, the 2016 Explorer has grown up, getting bigger and smarter to meet the needs of today’s midsize SUV customer. Ford has sold more than seven million Explorers since its introduction.

That makes the 2017 GMC Acadia seem like a relative newcomer. 2017 marks the Acadia’s first major redesign, as the GMC crossover drops 700 pounds and shrinks in nearly every dimension. But along the way, it has gained a plethora of advanced infotainment and safety options.

When you compare the two family haulers, a clear winner becomes evident. Read on to see the plusses and minuses of each in a head-to-head faceoff.

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