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Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
34 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 15800 miles driven2017 Ford Explorer Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  34 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 15800 miles driven
29 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 33000 miles driven

The 2015 and 2016 have been reliable so far. But earlier model years were reliable when young, then worsened.
2016
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  29 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 33000 miles driven

The 2015 and 2016 have been reliable so far. But earlier model years were reliable when young, then worsened.
26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 39400 miles driven2015 GMC Acadia Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 39400 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven2014 GMC Acadia Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65200 miles driven

Refreshed for 2013.
2013
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  26 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65200 miles driven

Refreshed for 2013.
39 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 89000 miles driven2012 GMC Acadia
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  39 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 89000 miles driven
30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 89300 miles driven2011 GMC Acadia Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 89300 miles driven
32 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 103100 miles driven2009 GMC Acadia Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  32 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 103100 miles driven
44 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 125100 miles driven2008 GMC Acadia
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  44 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 125100 miles driven

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Ford Explorer vs. GMC Acadia Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Ford Explorers and GMC Acadias with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Ford Explorers and GMC Acadias that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia have been recently.

To see how frequently Ford Explorer and GMC Acadia problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Ford may not be perfect, but they are still solid. see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Lots of them on the road. see full Ford Explorer review
Ford Explorer Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ford Explorers were long a bad brand based on the tire fiasco that was proven, for the most part, was owner created. So have high expectations that it will improve. see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Fords do not have the same reputation for quality as imports. see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
Ford is not considered a premium brand. see full Ford Explorer review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
GMC has a great reputation. We purchased the Acadia over the Traverse because it has more features and better styling. see full GMC Acadia review
GMC Acadia Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
past year models had transmission, A/C and gas tank issues. Seem to have been taken care of for 2010. see full GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
GM product. see full GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The reputation sucks. We love the car, but keep wondering if we were crazy to not get our usual Honda/Toyota/BMW. see full GMC Acadia review
2007 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
ever since all this happened to me, no more going with GM. see full GMC Acadia review
 
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