The 2015 Ford Flex is one of the best full-sized crossovers on the market, offering Chicago and Manteno drivers far more than the 2015 GMC Acadia. Boasting an expansive interior, an enviable set of standard features, and top-notch safety ratings, the new Ford Flex is the perfect crossover choice for you and your family. Let’s take a closer look at both the Flex and the Acadia, so we can see which one reigns supreme.
The 2015 Ford Flex is available in three trim levels, helping Chicago and Manteno shoppers find the exact model to meet their needs:
The 2015 GMC Acadia starts at $35,975 – that’s well over $6000 more than the entry-level Flex. That price will buy standard features such as a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, and daytime running lights, while premium features are reserved for the $44,095 upper end model.
Ford have always been known for offering their customers a choice of engines, and the 2015 Flex is no different, with two to select from:
The 2015 GMC Acadia doesn’t come close. For starters, there’s no choice of engine, just a single 3.6L V6. That’s enough to produce 281 horsepower – an acceptable figure, but still less than the Flex, especially with the latter’s available engine. A drop in power doesn’t even equal a rise in efficiency; the Acadia allows up to 16 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. You’ll be paying more for both lower power and lower efficiency.
The 2015 GMC Acadia can seat eight passengers, while the 2015 Ford Flex can only carry seven. However, they’re likely to be a little cramped inside the GMC – it only boasts 151.8 cubic feet of passenger space to the Ford Flex’s 155.8.
That makes a difference in terms of the comfort level of every single passenger:
If you’re after a full-sized SUV with room for everyone to spread out and relax, then you need to pick up a 2015 Ford Flex. You’ll get more for your money – literally.
Despite its inflated asking price, there are some basic features missing as standard from the 2015 GMC Acadia, such as heated mirrors. You won’t even get a power driver’s seat, just a 4-way
Both of those features are available on the 2015 Flex, as are a number of systems exclusive to Ford itself. One of the most useful features for Chicago and Manteno drivers is the MyKey – two of which come as standard. You’ll be able to personalize the settings for each user, setting a top speed, setting limits to maximum stereo volume, or activating the Belt-Minder, making this a perfect gadget for anyone sharing their vehicle with their children.
Both the 2015 Ford Flex and the 2015 GMC Acadia offer a strong standard of safety across each and every model. However, the 2015 Ford Flex is the only one of the two to provide a standard security system and brake assist system. Additionally, while both vehicles performed well during crash simulation tests, only the 2015 Ford Flex was awarded a Top Safety Pick award by the IIHS.
The 2015 Ford Flex offers more than the 2015 GMC Acadia, while asking for less. To test-drive yours today, just come down to the showroom at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We look forward to seeing our Chicago and Manteno customers soon!