Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Audi Q7

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Audi Q7
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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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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$43,013
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$46,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 29.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 48.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 133.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.1
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 66.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 118.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 42.0
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 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 10.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - 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)
13.0 x 1.0 13.0 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 13.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 990
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 5291
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 280 @ 4920
Engine Type
Gas V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.84
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Audi Q7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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