Compare 2011 Ford Flex vs 2011 Buick Enclave

2011 Ford Flex
2011 Buick Enclave
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
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AWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,971 $37,865
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL-1 16 22 $38,931 $40,980
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL-2 16 22 $42,127 $44,345
Enclave FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $34,071 $35,865
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL-1 17 24 $37,031 $38,980
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL-2 17 24 $40,227 $42,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,237
$35,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,030
$37,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$631 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles. The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 153.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 72.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 79.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 115.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 23.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 65.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/60R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUP
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/60R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4980
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99C LLT
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 .74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Buick Enclave
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indpendent H-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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