Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Acura MDX

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Acura MDX
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$39,863
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$43,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work. The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
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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 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)
153.0 141.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 28.7
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 35.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 59.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
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 4550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 130
Engine
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Acura MDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.2
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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