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2013 Ford Explorer 2013 GMC Acadia 2013 Toyota Highlander
     
FWD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr Base
  • 4WD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2
  • AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2
  • FWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-1
  • FWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-2
  • AWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-1
  • AWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-2
  • FWD 4dr Denali
  • AWD 4dr Denali
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Plus (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Plus (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Plus (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $29,100 $34,050 $29,020
Invoice $27,427 $32,348 $26,494
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.7 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.8 7.7 8.4
Performance 7.1 7.2 7.6
Interior 7.2 7.6 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive cabin
  • Fantastic fuel economy in Ecoboost models
  • Adult-sized third row
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Lots of standard features
  • Comfortable ride
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Straightforward, well-made interior
Cons
  • Buggy, complicated MyFord Touch
  • Not many standard features
  • Third row is smaller than competitors’
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Expensive base price for the class
  • Uninspiring base four-cylinder engine
  • Poor steering feel

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.600 118.90 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 197.100 200.8 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.900 78.9 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 70.400 70.40 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4656 3946

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 8 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 151.700 154.0 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.400 40.30 40.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.600 41.30 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.300 61.60 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.300 58.00 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.500 39.60 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.800 36.80 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.000 61.00 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.700 57.80 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.200 33.20 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.700 116.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.800 70.1 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 21.000 24.1 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6500 288 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 4100 270 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 39.200 40.4 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 22.0 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Coil Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard