Compare 2010 Buick Enclave vs 2009 Lexus RX 350

2010 Buick Enclave
2009 Lexus RX 350
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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
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,739
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,515
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Buick Enclave takes on the Lexus RX 350, yet provides a luxurious, uniquely American interior. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 55.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 38.3
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 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 NA
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 11.3 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
NA 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 225/65SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 3870
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.52
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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