2011 Buick
Enclave CX
vs. 2011 Ford
Edge Sport

2011 Ford Edge Sport

9.6

starting from

$37,750

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge Sport

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Quite powerful
305 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Power outlets
Standard
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Spacious back seats
52.9 ft3
2011 Buick Enclave CX

9.5

starting from

$36,675

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CX

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Good cargo space
115.0 ft3
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Comparable towing weight
1631 lb
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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More passenger seats
8
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Buick Enclave CX Winner: Enclave CX
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • Room for around 70% more stuff, 115.0 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 59.9 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
Luxury Features 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge Sport Winner: Edge Sport
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  • Leather comes standard on the Edge Sport; the Enclave CX only offers cloth seats
Performance 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge Sport Winner: Edge Sport
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  • The Edge Sport comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Enclave CX
  • The Edge Sport's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.1 lb/hp vs 16.6 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 38.6 ft vs 40.4 ft
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Buick Enclave CX Winner: Enclave CX
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  • The Enclave CX has 3.9x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge Sport Winner: Edge Sport
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  • The Edge Sport has 6 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Buick Enclave CX Winner: Enclave CX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 9.6

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Enclave CX has lots of passenger seats, but the Edge Sport has very few
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Cargo space 115.0 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3 The Enclave CX has lots of cargo room and the Edge Sport is pretty good
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 The Enclave CX has roomy front seats and the Edge Sport is OK
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Base payload capacity 1631 lb vs 909 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Optional vs Standard The Edge Sport's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Enclave CX
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Edge Sport offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Enclave CX
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Edge Sport has a good number of cupholders, but the Enclave CX is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Edge Sport; the Enclave CX only offers cloth seats

Performance

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Edge Sport is fairly powerful, but the Enclave CX is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The Edge Sport comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Enclave CX
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Edge Sport is a sporty car, while the Enclave CX is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 38.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The Enclave CX is 3.9x safer than the Edge Sport
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Entertainment System

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Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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Number of speakers 6 vs 12 The Edge Sport has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Enclave CX has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Enclave CX's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Edge Sport does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Enclave CX, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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MSRP $36,675 vs $37,750 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Enclave CX's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Edge Sport's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Enclave CX's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Edge Sport's is very short

Safety Features

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs MyFord

Road Tests

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2011 Ford Edge Sport Ford
Edge Sport
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 8.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 134 ft The Edge Sport's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Enclave CX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 87 mph vs 16.6 s @ 87 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Enclave CXL vs Santa Fe Limited
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Enclave CXL vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Enclave CXL vs Acadia SLE
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Cadillac SRX Enclave CXL vs SRX
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Edge Limited vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Ford Edge SE 2012 Ford Escape Limited Edge SE vs Escape Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Ford Explorer Edge Limited vs Explorer
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Honda CR-V Edge Limited vs CR-V
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