Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2009 Buick Enclave

2008 Audi Q7
2009 Buick Enclave
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
Q7 quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
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AWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,031 $37,070
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL 16 22 $37,214 $39,380
Enclave FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,141 $35,070
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL 17 24 $35,324 $37,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,526
$35,031
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$37,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 154
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 62.0
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 18.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 66.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 115.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.10
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Effort Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5015 4985
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 170
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SDI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Buick Enclave
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link Premium Ride
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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