Compare 2011 Buick Enclave vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2011 Buick Enclave
2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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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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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 15 19 $46,537 $50,240
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 24 $48,118 $51,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,971
$46,537
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,865
$50,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$837 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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. If you can look beyond the ambiguous shape of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, you'll find it a near-perfect vehicle for the family road trip—especially with the strong, economical BlueTEC diesel engine.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 119.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 60.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.4
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 85.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 203.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 42.2
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 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.0 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 18.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 44.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
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 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
NA P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4980 4949
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front 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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.86
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Self-leveling air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Control arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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