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Selected Style 4-Door SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
FWD 4-Door CX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,141 $35,070
AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,031 $37,070
FWD 4-Door CXL 17 24 $35,324 $37,380
AWD 4-Door CXL 16 22 $37,214 $39,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,842
$33,141
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$35,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$585 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans. The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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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 Hip Room (in) 41.1 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 61.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 118.0 154
Third Head Room (in) 38.7 37.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 57.4
Second Leg Room (in) 44.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 62.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.3 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 72.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.4 67.3
Wheelbase (in) 117.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 79.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 83.2 115.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.0 18.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.2 66.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.0 x 0.80
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) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.10
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) 19.2 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17 16
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QLW
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4498 4780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 99C LLT
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
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 44J MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Flex Buick Enclave
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD - Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - 4-Wheel Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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