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2009 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Buick Enclave CXL
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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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The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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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     
$35,070N/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 Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door CXN/AFWD 4-Door4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6LAWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
7N/A5755
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,
 
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