Compare 2010 Buick Enclave vs 2008 Acura MDX

2010 Buick Enclave
2008 Acura MDX
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FWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,739 $35,515
AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,639 $37,515
FWD 4-Door CXL w/1XL 17 24 $36,698 $38,630
AWD 4-Door CXL w/1XL 16 22 $38,598 $40,630
FWD 4-Door CXL w/2XL 17 24 $39,895 $41,995
AWD 4-Door CXL w/2XL 16 22 $41,795 $43,995
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,739
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,515
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$670 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Buick Enclave takes on the Lexus RX 350, yet provides a luxurious, uniquely American interior. The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 29.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 59.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153 142.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 190.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.1 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 x 0.8 13.2 x - TBD -
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)
12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.6
Steering Type
Variable Effort Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 4548
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 610
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 130
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Acura MDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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