Compare 2021 Buick Enclave vs 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Buick Enclave
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AWD 4-Door Avenir
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $53,424 $56,000
Enclave AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $41,976 $44,000
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $48,272 $50,600
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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AWD 4-Door High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $50,657 $53,100
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $33,294 $34,900
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $37,396 $39,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $39,209 $41,100
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $46,173 $48,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door RS 17 25 $43,693 $45,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door High Country 18 27 $48,558 $50,900
Traverse FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,770 $29,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $31,386 $32,900
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $33,771 $35,400
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $37,301 $39,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $43,693 $45,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS 18 27 $41,689 $43,700
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,198 $34,225
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,258 $32,225
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $45,125 $47,005
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $43,205 $45,005
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $52,301 $54,480
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $50,501 $52,605
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $34,560 $36,000
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $32,640 $34,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,424
$50,657
$33,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,000
$53,100
$34,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$933 / month
$885 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Buick Enclave is the smoother, smothering three-row crossover in GM’s stable. The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with an update on the way next year. The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicles Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 48.5 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 62.2 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.3 NA 152.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 58.1 59.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.4 39
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 39.6 40.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.7 56.9 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.4 62.1 61.8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.5 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.51 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 204.3 198.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 70.7 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA 30.57 32.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 120.9 119.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 78.6 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67.3 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.6 98.2 87.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 24.77 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.6 23.0 18.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD - 48.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA 56.77 49.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
58 57.8 47.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD - 59
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD - 32.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 89.75 83.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 12.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.7 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.0 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N Q3N NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD ZCD NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/55R20 P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N Q3N NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/55R20 P255/65HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000 5300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500 530
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 5300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 - TBD - 4345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 20 x- TBD - 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 170 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 266 @ 2800 310 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
LFY LFY 99H
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/217 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 310 @ 6800 300 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 (2020) 20 (2020) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 (2020) 25 (2020) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 (2020) 17 (2020) 20
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M3W M3V 44T
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.49 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 - TBD - 1.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 - TBD - 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 - TBD - 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - TBD - 0.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 - TBD - 2.15
Trans Type
9 9 10
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - TBD - 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD - 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 - TBD - 4.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD - 3.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut NA Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 (2020) 8.8 (2020) 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
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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