Compare 2010 Acura MDX vs 2009 Buick Enclave

2010 Acura MDX
2009 Buick Enclave
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $38,776 $42,230
AWD 4-Door Technology Pkg 16 21 $42,108 $45,905
AWD 4-Door Technology/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $43,831 $47,805
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $47,504 $51,855
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,227 $53,755
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FWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,141 $35,070
AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,031 $37,070
FWD 4-Door CXL 17 24 $35,324 $37,380
AWD 4-Door CXL 16 22 $37,214 $39,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,776
$33,141
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,230
$35,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character. The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 154
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 66.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 115.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 18.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4780
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Premium Ride
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 -

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