Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2014 Audi Q7 vs 2014 Buick Enclave

2014 Acura MDX
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2014 Audi Q7
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2014 Buick Enclave
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
MDX FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
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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 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,638 $60,900
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AWD 4-Door Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $38,845 $40,890
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $42,659 $44,905
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,041 $48,465
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $36,945 $38,890
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $40,759 $42,905
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,141 $46,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$49,198
$38,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$52,900
$40,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$882 / month
$682 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. There's much to love about the 2014 Audi Q7 and few if any failings; it does everything a three-row crossover vehicle should do, with great elegance and sophistication—and skips the faux-rugged nonsense. 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
20 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 29.2 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39 39.40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 - 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.1 61.30
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 35.6 37.80
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 - 57.20
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 48.6 57.40
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37.1 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.5 40.40
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 - 57.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 133.2 153.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.7 61.60
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.4 70.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66 67.10
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 78.1 79.00
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 8.1 7.60
Wheelbase (in)
111 118.2 118.90
Length, Overall (in)
- - 201.90
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 42 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 72.5 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 10.9 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 48.1 50.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.2 86.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 22.2 24.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.6 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.3 55.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13 13.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.8 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 26.4 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.4 40.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA HL7 QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50HR19 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HL7 QLW
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/50HR19 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 550 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 550 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 5567 4922
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5 18
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/181 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 240 @ 3500 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 406 @ 1750 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA LLT
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 16
Transmission
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.44 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.97 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.27 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86 1.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Audi Q7 Buick Enclave
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone NA
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
7.8 9.9 (Est) 10.2 (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
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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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