Compare 2011 Buick Enclave vs 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Buick Enclave
2011 Acura MDX
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FWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $34,071 $35,865
AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,971 $37,865
FWD 4-Door CXL-1 17 24 $37,031 $38,980
AWD 4-Door CXL-1 16 22 $38,931 $40,980
FWD 4-Door CXL-2 17 24 $40,227 $42,345
AWD 4-Door CXL-2 16 22 $42,127 $44,345
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,410 $42,930
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $42,743 $46,605
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,466 $48,505
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,138 $52,555
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,861 $54,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,071
$39,410
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,865
$42,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons. With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
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)
153.0 142.2
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 42.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 191.6
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
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 108.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.0 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.0 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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P255/55HR18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection PGM-FI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.10
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Acura MDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
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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