Compare 2015 Buick Enclave vs 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Buick Enclave
2015 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door Leather
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $43,177 $45,450
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $46,839 $49,305
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $37,097 $39,050
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $41,277 $43,450
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $44,939 $47,305
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,177
$30,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,450
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$758 / month
$545 / 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 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.40 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.00 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.30 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
201.90 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.30 71
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 43.8
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 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8
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 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4922 4610
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7x 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Explorer
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
9.8 9.3
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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