Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs 2012 Buick Enclave

2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class
2012 Buick Enclave
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4MATIC 4-Door R350
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
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,002
$34,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,690
$36,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$608 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 62.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
126.6 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 4780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18
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
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/217
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
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
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 - TBD -
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
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 - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz R-Class Buick Enclave
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
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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