Compare 2009 Buick Enclave vs 2008 Volvo XC90

2009 Buick Enclave
2008 Volvo XC90
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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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AWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $45,110 $48,505
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 Sport 13 19 $46,379 $49,870
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,031
$34,037
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,070
$36,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides. The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.3 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 41.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
66.0 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 74.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.1 88.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 NA
Brakes
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 13.2 x - TBD -
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 0.80 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 397
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4985 4356
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 235 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
DI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Volvo XC90
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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