Compare 2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Acura MDX

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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 26 $39,795 $39,995
FWD 4-Door Essence 18 26 $42,004 $44,215
AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $43,904 $46,215
FWD 4-Door Premium 18 26 $45,614 $48,015
AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $47,799 $50,315
FWD 4-Door Avenir 18 26 $50,744 $53,415
AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $52,929 $55,715
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650

2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Compare Cars

Which modifier is more important in your next three-row luxury crossover SUV–the three-row part, or the luxury part?

 
 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,795
$41,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$44,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$737 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology. The 2018 Acura MDX should be atop many lists for luxury buyers looking for spacious family crossovers. Others may do bits and pieces better, but the MDX offers a complete—and well-considered package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41 38.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.4 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 132.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.6 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 111
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 77.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 196.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
58.0 43.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.6 90.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.6 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 13
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QO6 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QO6 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD 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)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LFY NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.91
Trans Type
9 9
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Trans Order Code
M3W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Acura MDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.0
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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