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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door SL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $31,193 $32,835
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$31,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$32,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$547 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.2 38.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 57.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 61.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.0 154.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 67.1
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.3 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 23.3 24.1
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 68.9
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) 115.0 116.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 24.5 NA
Brakes
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 12.8 x 1.1
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 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65SR18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code QLW QLW
Front Tire Size P255/65SR18 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QLW QLW
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4780 4656
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 170
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3400 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LLT LLT
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 288 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code MY9 MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) .74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Buick Enclave GMC Acadia
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear H-Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.8
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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