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
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/55R19 P255/50R19
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 350 @ 1500-5250 273 @ 6500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99T N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.92
Trans Type
6 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - 1.00
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All 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 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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.4 10.2
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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