The Buick Enclave isn't so much a minivan replacement as a minivan alternative--chucking the image problems along with the sliding side doors, but carrying on with most of the interior space and family-friendly features.
In that way it's much like the other seven- and eight-passenger crossovers in the premium niche.
We like the Dodge Durango, which has a little more authentic off-road and towing capability, as well as 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.
The Audi Q7 offers a demure German take, with less interior space but tighter road manners and an available diesel model with good highway fuel economy.
Finally, there are Ford's twin offerings, the distinctly un-alike Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT.
The Flex is the boxiest crossover this side of Volvo, but one with trend-setting features when it was new, and to this day, to match its style; the MKT's a related, bodacious-looking crossover with polarizing looks and sky's-the-limit technology.
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|Gas V6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door Convenience||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||2WD 4-Door SXT||4-Door SE FWD||4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|