Compare 2009 Ford Flex vs 2009 Buick Enclave

2009 Ford Flex
2009 Buick Enclave
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4-Door FWD SE
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
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FWD 4-Door CX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 16
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4498 4780
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99C LLT
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
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 -
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Buick Enclave
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - 4-Wheel Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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