Here the 2016 Ford Explorer has the clear edge. Choose from three different powertrains for the performance that best suits your individual lifestyle. The Explorer is at its sportiest with the turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 engine. It produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque for swift highway merging and passing. Choose four-wheel drive for enhanced performance off-road. Properly equipped, the Explorer can tow max loads of 5,000 pounds.
Under the hood, the Acadia derives its power from a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 281 horses and 266 pound-feet of torque. With a dual-exhaust system, output increases to 288 horses and 270 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is optional; it provides increased traction over slick roads. The Acadia is rated to tow up to 5,200 pounds.