Compare 2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2018 Buick Enclave

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FWD 4-Door L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,780 $29,930
FWD 4-Door LS 18 27 $30,970 $32,600
AWD 4-Door LS 17 25 $32,870 $34,600
FWD 4-Door LT Cloth 18 27 $33,345 $35,100
AWD 4-Door LT Cloth 17 25 $36,955 $38,900
FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $39,615 $41,700
FWD 4-Door RS 20 26 $40,470 $42,600
AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $41,515 $43,700
FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $42,750 $45,000
AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $45,505 $47,900
AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $49,970 $52,600
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 26 $39,795 $39,995
FWD 4-Door Essence 18 26 $42,085 $44,300
AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $43,985 $46,300
FWD 4-Door Premium 18 26 $45,695 $48,100
AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $47,880 $50,400
FWD 4-Door Avenir 18 26 $50,825 $53,500
AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $53,010 $55,800

2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 Buick Enclave: Compare Cars

We all want a little pampering. Just how much pampering is the question posed by the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2018 Buick Enclave. Under the skin, these three-row crossovers are the same vehicle. They can be ordered with the same engine and transmission and they accommodate up to eight passengers in comfort that’s above average among large crossovers.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,780
$39,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,930
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new powertrain and crisp (but conservative) styling mean the Traverse is once again a contender in the three-row crossover race. The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.5
Second Head Room (in)
40 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 57.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 62.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 204.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 69.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 120.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 97.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 23.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 58.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QO5 QO6
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD ZCD
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QO5 QO6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 450
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 450
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
NA 4359
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 310 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 266 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LFY LFY
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M3V M3W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type
9 9
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Buick Enclave
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
NA 5-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
NA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.4
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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2018 Chevrolet Traverse
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  • $750 rebate on 2018s in select regions
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  • Get 3.9% APR for 60 months
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2018 Buick Enclave
  • 2019 Enclave arriving; 2018s still in stock
  • Factory rebate up to $2,000 or 5.5% off 2018s
  • Lease a 2018 from $319 for 39 months
  • 0.9% APR for 60 months + up to $1,250 bonus on 2018s
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