Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2015 Buick Enclave

2014 Acura MDX
2015 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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AWD 4-Door Leather
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $43,177 $45,450
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,839 $49,305
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $37,097 $39,050
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $41,277 $43,450
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,939 $47,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$43,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$45,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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. The 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the safest crossovers money can buy, and it impresses with its plus-sized chic styling and appointments.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.30
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.30
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 37.80
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 57.20
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.40
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.40
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 57.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 153.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.60
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 201.90
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 70.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
111 118.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 79.00
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 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 23.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 86.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 24.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 55.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUP
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60R19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUP
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4922
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 288 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA M7x
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3 (2014)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
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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