2009 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2009 Buick Enclave CXL

The 2009 Buick Enclave goes head-to-head with smaller and sportier competitor models yet holds its own, and the Enclave provides an American slant on how popular crossover SUVs should look and behave.

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 punch of power.

The Lexus RX 350 provides a conservative interior ambiance that’s closest to that of the Enclave, if that’s what you like.

And if room is important, go with the Buick.

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Quick Specs
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The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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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    
$35,070$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 V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door CXFWD 4-Door4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6LFWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
75757
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SUV4-Door SUV4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic,