Compare 2009 Buick Enclave vs 2009 Ford Flex vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Buick Enclave
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2009 Ford Flex
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2009 Honda Pilot
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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
Select style
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
Select style
2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,031
$34,072
$27,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,070
$36,810
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$614 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
8.0
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. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 55.4 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154 118.0 153.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 44.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4 61.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.1 62.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 - TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 201.8 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 68.0 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.3 65.4 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 117.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 75.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.4 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.1 83.2 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.9 20.0 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
66.0 43.2 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.80 - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.10 - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 19.2 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 17 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.0 38.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/55R19 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/55R19 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4985 4661 4310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 248 @ 4500 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 262 @ 6250 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MH6 44J NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.39 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Flex Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride - TBD - w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent - TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent - TBD - Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 5

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