Compare 2017 Buick Enclave vs 2017 Ford Flex

2017 Buick Enclave
2017 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door Leather
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 15 22 $43,476 $45,765
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $47,143 $49,625
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 15 22 $37,111 $39,065
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 15 22 $41,576 $43,765
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $45,243 $47,625
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex Limited AWD 16 22 $38,372 $40,180
Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD 15 21 $41,093 $43,030
Flex Limited FWD 16 23 $36,509 $38,230
Flex SE FWD 16 23 $28,974 $30,025
Flex SEL AWD 16 22 $33,119 $34,680
Flex SEL FWD 16 23 $31,257 $32,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,476
$38,372
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,765
$40,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$670 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Buick Enclave is a good-looking SUV for families and one of the better-aging GM cars in recent memory. The 2017 Ford Flex is a spacious family hauler with a style all its own. It lacks the fuel economy of some of the competitors, but beauty doesn't come without effort.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.30 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.1 155.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.40 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.00 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
201.90 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.30 68
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.2 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 20
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
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 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60R19 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
QUP NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60R19 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4922 4637
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 287 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16 (Est)
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Ford Flex
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8 (Est)
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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