Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$26,837
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$28,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$471 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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. It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 61.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 67.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 21.0
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 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.0 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39.2
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 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 4557
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MY9 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
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 - 1.00
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
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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