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2009 Buick Enclave 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Highlander
     
CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX All-Wheel Drive
  • CXL Front-Wheel Drive
  • CXL All-Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $35,070 $34,700 $27,600
Invoice $33,141 $31,577 $24,840
Avg. Paid $15,385 $18,443 $15,930

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.9 8.8
Performance 8.3 8.5 7.8
Interior 8.6 8.0 8.1
Operating Cost 7.4 8.0 7.6
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.2
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet, near-luxury cabin
  • Good safety scores
  • Lots of interior space
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Not much towing or off-roading ability
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 109.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 188.4 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 75.2 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 72.2 68.1 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4780 4508 3979

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 154 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 115.1 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 66.0 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 18.9 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6300 209 @ 5600 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 3400 212 @ 3600 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.4 39.0 38.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 17.2 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Wheel Independent Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Premium Ride Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Premium Ride Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard