Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Buick Enclave

2012 Acura MDX
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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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
$36,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$38,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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. 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 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 153.0
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 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)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 115.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 23.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
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)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.0
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)
21.0 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4980
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2
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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