There are such a variety of alternatives in the SUV category making the decision process challenging. At Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Tomball, Aldine and Conroe) we are here to assist you. Our SUV comparison video takes a look at the top family friendly options: the 2014 Ford Flex, 2014 GMC Acadia, and the 2013 Dodge Durango because the 2014 Durango was not yet accessible. These SUVs fight it out to claim the top spot for engine performance, interior, safety and technology.
Watch our comparison video below…
The 2014 Ford Flex features a twin turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine churning out 365 horsepower with 350 foot pounds of torque. The Flex produces this impressive power while still delivering similar fuel economy. Fighting for a close second is the Dodge Durango with 290 horsepower and 260 foot pounds of torque. Coming in last is the GMC Acadia with 288 horsepower and 270 foot pounds of torque.
Moving inside these top-of-the-line SUVs, you will notice ample space coupled with several comfort features. Claiming the top spot again, is the Ford Flex with more rear passenger head, leg, and hip room. The Flex also comes available with leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlay, ambient lighting, solar tinted glass, front-row center console and comfortable seating for seven.
The GMC Acadia is sufficient in space with ample front room and available heated and cooled seats. Finding their way to keep up, the Dodge Durango offers less interior room. The unique shifter may catch your eye. It resembles an old radio dial.
You want the best technology when on the road, right? The Dodge Durango offers UConnect access system, and a 7-inch customizable digital gauge display.
Ford Flex stands out with available rear view camera, BLIS® with cross-traffic alert, push button start, Sony Audio system with 12 speakers, Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, SYNC with MyFord Touch and HD Radio.
The GMC Acadia, offers the Intellilink system, but according to Edmunds.com, “Intellilink is sometimes slow to process touch inputs, which can make it frustrating to use.”
Protecting your family and having the latest safety features is must have in a family SUV. This category was a three-way tie with all of these vehicles having advanced safety measures and receiving excellent safety ratings.
These SUVs brought it all to the table however it is clear that the Ford Flex is clearly a real winner. Now that you know take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Ford and take a test-drive to compare and decide for yourself.