Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Buick Enclave
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2012 Chrysler Town & Country
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2012 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
Enclave AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
Enclave FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
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4-Door Wgn Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,575
$37,674
$35,039
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,500
$39,650
$37,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$661 / month
$627 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work. The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Minivan 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 64.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 57.6 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 62.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.3 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 156.1 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 64.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 63.0 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 31.8 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.7 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 202.5 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 64.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 121.2 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.9 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.5 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.0 140.1 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 32.3 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 49.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 83.7 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.0 12.0 x 0.47 13.0 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 1.1 11.9 x 1.10 12.8 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)
22.0 20.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39.1 40.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QLW TRZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P225/65R17 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW TRZ NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P225/65R17 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4980 4621 4643
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 16.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 260 @ 4300 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT ERB 99C
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 283 @ 6350 262 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45-1.57 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.13 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.28 1.84
Trans Type
6 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - 1.00
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
MH6 DG2 44J
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Chrysler Town & Country Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.1 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 3 (2011)
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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