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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Base
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Features

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
2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,530 $21,250
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $24,595 $25,950
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,110 $24,950
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $31,125 $33,150
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 27 $24,495 $25,350
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 27 $26,205 $27,650
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $25,750 $26,650
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $32,720 $34,850
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$354 / 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. With the right size, the right gas-mileage numbers, and the right standard features, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an easy recommendation in the crossover class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 56.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.0 142.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.3
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 67.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.3 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 115.0 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 24.5 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 23.3 NA
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 37.0
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.0 11.9 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 11.8 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 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 35.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65SR18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QLW NA
Front Tire Size P255/65SR18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4780 3571
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 2.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/217 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) .74 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.77
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.70
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.93
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Buick Enclave Kia Sorento
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 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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