Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2013 Buick Enclave

2014 Acura MDX
2013 Buick Enclave
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
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FWD 4-Door Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $36,522 $38,445
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $38,422 $40,445
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $40,337 $42,460
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $42,237 $44,460
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $43,343 $45,625
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $45,243 $47,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$36,522
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$38,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$641 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 57.20
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.40
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.40
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 57.00
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.60
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.30
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 37.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 153.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 70.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
111 118.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 79.00
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 201.90
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 23.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 55.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 86.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 24.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8 x 1.1
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 13.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4724
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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