Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Buick Enclave
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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AWD 4-Door Leather
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 15 22 $43,377 $45,660
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $47,039 $49,515
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 15 22 $37,111 $39,065
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 15 22 $41,477 $43,660
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $45,139 $47,515

Pricing

Invoice Price

$40,021
$43,377

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$43,015
$45,660

Monthly Payment Estimate

$717 / month
$761 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

57.8 57.00

Passenger Volume (ft³)

132.3 151.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.1 61.60

Third Leg Room (in)

27.4 33.20

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 39.40

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)

59 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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.3 67.10

Wheelbase (in)

111 118.90

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.2 79.00

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

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- NA

Liftover Height (in)

- NA

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- NA

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.4 115.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

15 23.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

38.4 68.9

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

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- NA

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 86.9

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 13.0 x 0.8

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.5 22.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.7 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

Front Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P255/60R19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA QUP

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P255/60R19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA QUP

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 4500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 4500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

3500 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 450

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 450

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3960 4922

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA 17

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 170

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

267 @ 4700 270 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

NA LLT

Displacement

3.5 L/212 3.6L/217

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6200 288 @ 6300

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 17

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 15

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.33 3.16

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.84

Trans Type

9 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.83 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.87

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 -

Trans Order Code

NA M7X

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 .74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.48

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- - TBD -

Clutch Size (in)

- NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura MDX Buick Enclave

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link H-Arm

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Front

Strut MacPherson Strut

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

8.1 10.4

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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