Compare 2015 Buick Enclave vs 2014 Ford Flex

2015 Buick Enclave
2014 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $37,097 $39,050
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $41,277 $43,450
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $43,177 $45,450
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,939 $47,305
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,839 $49,305
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 18 25 $27,346 $29,015
4-Door FWD SEL 18 25 $29,747 $31,900
4-Door AWD SEL 17 23 $31,566 $33,850
4-Door FWD Limited 18 25 $35,062 $37,600
4-Door AWD Limited 17 23 $36,881 $39,550
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $39,515 $42,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,097
$27,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,050
$29,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the safest crossovers money can buy, and it impresses with its plus-sized chic styling and appointments. Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.30 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.40 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.00 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
201.90 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.30 68
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 117.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.2 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 20
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 43.2
Brakes
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
Brake Type
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 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/60TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/60TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4724 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 287 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7v 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Flex
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2014) -
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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