Compare 2020 Buick Enclave vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Subaru Ascent
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AWD 4-Door Avenir
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $53,519 $56,100
Enclave AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $41,976 $44,000
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $48,367 $50,700
Enclave FWD 4-Door Avenir 18 26 $51,325 $53,800
Enclave FWD 4-Door Essence 18 26 $40,068 $42,000
Enclave FWD 4-Door Preferred 18 26 $38,160 $40,000
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 18 26 $46,173 $48,400
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,519
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,100
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$935 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Buick Enclave is a crossover SUV with a luxurious feel, and a price to match. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.3 153.5
Third Head Room (in)
37.6 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.4 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 196.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 71.6
Liftover Height (in)
NA 32
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.6 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.6 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
58 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 82.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 4430
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LFY NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 260 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M3W NA
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 3.23 - 0.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.47
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
9 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.60
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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