Compare 2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Buick Enclave
2018 Mazda CX-9
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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 $42,085 $44,300
AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $43,985 $46,300
FWD 4-Door Premium 18 26 $45,695 $48,100
AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $47,880 $50,400
FWD 4-Door Avenir 18 26 $50,825 $53,500
AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $53,010 $55,800
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 22 28 $30,409 $32,130
AWD Sport 20 26 $32,111 $33,930
FWD Touring 22 28 $33,086 $34,960
AWD Touring 20 26 $34,788 $36,760
FWD Grand Touring 22 28 $38,294 $40,470
AWD Grand Touring 20 26 $39,996 $42,270
AWD Signature 20 26 $41,930 $44,315
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,795
$30,409
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$32,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$536 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.4 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 135.1
Third Head Room (in)
37.6 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.6 69
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 115.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 40.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA 50.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
58.0 38.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 58.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 29.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 84.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.6 71.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 21.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.6 14.4
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 - 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19
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 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P255/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QO6 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P255/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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 4166
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
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)
170 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LFY NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.49
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45
Trans Type
9 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.99
Trans Order Code
M3W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Mazda CX-9
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 7.4
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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