Compare the Ford Explorer in Tracy, CA

Where The Competition Stands Against The Ford Explorer

Shopping for a new car should be fun and easy but here at Tracy Ford we also know that there is a fair amount of research. It is rare that a driver knows exactly what vehicle they are going to get without going for a test drive. Most drivers want to see what the competition has to offer and if it is a better offer. We want to help our customers make a well-informed decision by doing all of the research for you so you can easily find out where the competition stands in comparison to the Ford Explorer.

Powertrain & Utility

When it comes to a powerful and impressive driving experience the Ford Explorer outshines the competition with three engine options. The Honda Pilot only offers one engine and the GMC Acadia offers two. The Honda Pilot is powered by a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine that can tow 3,500-5,000 lbs. The GMC Acadia can only tow 4,000 lbs. when properly equipped and powered by a 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower. The Explorer can also tow up to 5,000 lbs. with either its 3.5-liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower. Or the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with turbocharging and best-in-class 365 horsepower.


When it comes to features the Ford Explorer has a lot to offer at every trim level. Every Explorer comes standard with Autolamp automatic high beams, Rear view camera with guidelines and washer, Advanced Trac with Roll Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Descent Control, and SOS Post Crash Alert System to call for help in the event of a collision. Many of these features are only offered on higher trim levels or are available for an additional cost on the Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia. When it comes to controlling the radio, navigation, and smartphone connectivity you will love the easy to use SYNC 3 responsive voice-activated technology.


Price is most often the deciding factor between two similar vehicles. Like many other drivers in the Patterson, CA area you want to get the most for your hard earned dollar. While all three vehicles have similar starting MSRPs, what standard and available features are offered separates the Ford Explorer from the competition. The base level trim for the GMC Acadia starts at $29,070 and the Honda Pilot starts at $30,745. The Ford Explorer starts just above the Honda Pilot at $31,600.

You have done your research and now it is time to make your way down to Tracy Ford to test drive the Ford Explorer. Only by getting behind the wheel and going for a drive will you get the full experience of everything that the Ford Explorer has to offer.

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