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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door R350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door R350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
4MATIC 4-Door R350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840
FWD 4-Door Base
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,002
$34,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,690
$36,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$608 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine. One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.0
Passenger Capacity 6 7
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 61.4
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 57.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 146.9 153.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 62.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.4 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 72.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 67.1
Wheelbase (in) 126.6 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 87.3 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.0 115.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.3 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.2 23.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.5 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.3 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.2 65.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 50.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.6 13.0 x 1.0
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) 13.0 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size P195/75R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QLW
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622 4780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18
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 302 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 6500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code N/A LLT
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.84
Trans Type 7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz R-Class Buick Enclave
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 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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