Compare 2009 Buick Enclave vs 2009 Ford Flex

2009 Buick Enclave
2009 Ford Flex
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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
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,031
$34,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,070
$36,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$614 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154 118.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.3 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.1 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.9 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
66.0 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.80 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.10 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.0
Steering Type
Variable Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 17
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4985 4661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MH6 44J
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Flex
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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