The Buick Enclave offers shoppers a stepping stone between mass-market minivan replacements and upscale luxury crossovers.
As such, it's drawn into a dogfight with vehicles like the Lexus RX, a popular five-seat crossover with a luxury owner experience and an available hybrid model.
The Dodge Durango's another viable alternative--not on a taste scale but on a raw capacity scale, and it tows more thanks to available HEMI V-8 power.
The Acura MDX is a direct competitor, without the Buick's suave good looks but with a bulletproof reputation for durability and a vast, flexible interior.
Finally, the Audi Q7 and Lincoln MKT represent the opposite poles of the luxury-crossover market that brackets the big Buick: the MKT's a bodacious crossover with polarizing looks and sky's-the-limit technology, while the Q7 offers a demure German take, with less interior space but tighter road manners and an available diesel model with good highway fuel economy.
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|FWD 4-Door Convenience||AWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||2WD 4-Door SXT||FWD 4-Door||4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD|
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