Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Lincoln MKT vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2012 Buick Enclave
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2012 Lincoln MKT
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2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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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 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,575
$43,529
$49,002

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,500
$46,295
$52,690

Monthly Payment Estimate

$642 / month
$772 / month
$878 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
9.0
8.2

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. EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans. The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.4 49.1 52.8

Second Leg Room (in)

36.9 41.8 36.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 40.1 39.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

153.0 142.3 146.9

Second Hip Room (in)

57.0 55.9 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

62.0 58.6 60.3

Third Leg Room (in)

33.2 33.0 32.4

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 39.0 40.4

Passenger Capacity

7 7 6

Third Hip Room (in)

48.3 40.6 - TBD -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.4 58.1 59.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.3 39.8

Third Head Room (in)

37.2 33.5 37.2

Front Hip Room (in)

57.4 55.7 - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.1 65.3 65.0

Wheelbase (in)

118.9 117.9 126.6

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.0 76.0 85.4

Track Width, Front (in)

67.3 65.4 65.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.4 - TBD - 5.8

Length, Overall (in)

201.8 207.6 203.1

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

72.5 67.4 65.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

55.2 - TBD - 42.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

65.9 39.6 42.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

50.2 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

86.9 - TBD - 87.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

115.0 75.9 85.0

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

24.5 - TBD - 18.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

23.3 17.9 15.2

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

46.7 - TBD - 44.5

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x 1.0 - TBD - 13.0 x 0.6

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 18.6 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 17.1 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 41.5 41.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.9 3.15 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/65SR18 P235/55R19 P255/50R19

Rear Tire Order Code

QLW N/A NA

Front Tire Size

P255/65SR18 P235/55R19 P255/50R19

Spare Tire Size

NA T155/70D17 P195/75R18

Front Tire Order Code

QLW N/A NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA N/A NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

300 300 525

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4980 4951 5622

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact 18 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 200 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

270 @ 3400 350 @ 1500-5250 273 @ 6500

Engine Order Code

LLT 99T N/A

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5L/213 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

288 @ 6300 355 @ 5700 302 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 22 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 16 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 18 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84 1.92

Trans Type

6 6 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - - 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 2.28 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.87 2.86

Trans Order Code

MH6 44G NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.39 3.70

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

.74 0.74 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.48 4.38

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick Enclave Lincoln MKT Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.2 10.4 10.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 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

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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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