Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 Buick Enclave

2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Audi Q7
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2012 Buick Enclave
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
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quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
Enclave AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
Enclave FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$47,849
$36,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$51,450
$38,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$858 / month
$642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. 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 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 - TBD - 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 35.4 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 - TBD - 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 48.6 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 133.2 153.0
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD - 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.7 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 29.2 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.0 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 200.3 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.4 72.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 66.0 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 118.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.1 79.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 72.5 115.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 10.9 23.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 42.0 65.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 50.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.4 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.66 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.5 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/50R19 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/50R19 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6600 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 990 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 5567 4980
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5 18
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 18 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 190 170
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 406 @ 1750 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA LLT
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/181 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 225 @ 3750 288 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.07 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.27 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.44 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.97 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Audi Q7 Buick Enclave
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link H-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD - 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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