Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2016 Buick Enclave vs 2016 Ford Flex

2016 Acura MDX
X
2016 Buick Enclave
X
2016 Ford Flex
X
Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $38,067 $39,860
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 15 21 $40,788 $42,710
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 16 23 $36,204 $37,910
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 16 23 $28,670 $29,710
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $32,814 $34,360
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 16 23 $30,951 $32,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$43,377
$38,067
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$45,660
$39,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$761 / month
$664 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
8.8
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. The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 33.20 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.40 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 48.30 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.30 58.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.30 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 37.80 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59 57.20 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.40 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.80 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.40 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 57.00 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 151.1 155.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.60 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 70.30 68
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 67.10 65.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 79.00 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.30 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.60 5.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 118.90 117.9
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 68.9 43.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 115.2 83.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 23.3 20
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 24.5 -
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 13.0 x 0.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.8 x 1.1 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.4 40.7
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 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60R19 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60R19 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4922 4637
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 x 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 x 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - 650
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 288 @ 6300 287 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 270 @ 3400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LLT 998
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 16
Transmission
Trans Type
9 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA M7X 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 .74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48 4.48
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.16 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84 1.84
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 Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA 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 9.8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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