Compare 2015 Buick Enclave vs 2014 Acura MDX

2015 Buick Enclave
2014 Acura MDX
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FWD 4-Door Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $37,097 $39,050
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $41,277 $43,450
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $43,177 $45,450
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,939 $47,305
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,839 $49,305
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,097
$39,185
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,050
$42,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the safest crossovers money can buy, and it impresses with its plus-sized chic styling and appointments. The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.40 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 132.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.00 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 27.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 38.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.30 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.30 67.6
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 111
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
201.90 193.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.2 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 14.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.6
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
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4724 4025
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 267 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.10
Trans Order Code
M7v NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Acura MDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2014) -
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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