Compare 2014 Ford Flex vs 2014 Buick Enclave

2014 Ford Flex
2014 Buick Enclave
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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
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FWD 4-Door Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $36,945 $38,890
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $38,845 $40,890
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $40,759 $42,905
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $42,659 $44,905
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,141 $46,465
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,041 $48,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,346
$36,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,015
$38,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style. The 2014 Buick Enclave impresses with plus-sized chic--and it's one of the safest family crossovers you can buy.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.40
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.30
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 37.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 153.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.20
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.40
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.40
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.00
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.60
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 79.00
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 201.90
Height, Overall (in)
68 70.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.90
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 23.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 68.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 86.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 24.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 55.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.0 x 1.0
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4471 4724
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
998 LLT
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.16
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J MY9
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Buick Enclave
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link H-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 9.6 (2013)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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