Compare 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Buick Enclave
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,015
$39,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,140
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon. The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32 33.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 61.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 41
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 62.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 120.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Length, Overall (in)
- 204.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 58.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 97.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 23.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- NA
Brakes
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)
12.8 - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QO6
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCD
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QO6
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/65R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 450
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 450
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4359
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 266 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
998-1 LFY
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 310 @ 6800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44J M3W
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Buick Enclave
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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