Compare 2011 Buick Enclave vs 2011 Ford Flex

2011 Buick Enclave
2011 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,971 $37,865
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL-1 16 22 $38,931 $40,980
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL-2 16 22 $42,127 $44,345
Enclave FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $34,071 $35,865
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL-1 17 24 $37,031 $38,980
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL-2 17 24 $40,227 $42,345
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,971
$37,237
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,865
$40,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons. A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 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
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.0 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
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 1.1 - 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 1.0 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Trailering
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)
300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4980 4643
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection 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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Flex
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Indpendent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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
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Rollover Rating

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