2008 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2008 Buick Enclave AWD 4-door CXL Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Buick positions the 2008 Enclave as statement of American luxury.

This crossover does battle against some heady competition, and most of them are more sporting and significantly smaller.

If room is important, go with the Buick.

Only the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 offer three rows of seats, but their last rows are better suited for children.

The Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, and Infiniti RX all offer optional V-8 engines in their crossovers, giving their takes on luxury a bigger power punch.

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If Lexus is your current definition of luxury, check out the 2008 Buick Enclave to see a new American take on the subject.
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The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
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The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
MSRP From     
$32,790N/A$37,700$40,195$42,500$36,210
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6N/AGas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door CXN/AFWD 4-Door4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6LFWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
7N/A5757
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SUVN/A4-Door SUV4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic,
Detailed Spec Comparison
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