Compare 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Buick Enclave

2012 Ford Flex
2012 Buick Enclave
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,918
$34,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,465
$36,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$608 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 79.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 65.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.2
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
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)
13.0 x - 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4471 4780
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99C LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - 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
Trans Order Code
44J MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Buick Enclave
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2011) 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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