2010 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2009 Buick Enclave CXL
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2010 Buick Enclave provides a new benchmark for American luxury crossovers, and it’s a viable rival to other luxury-brand vehicles.

The Buick has the most space in its class; the Lincoln MKT comes close, with a beautiful interior and three accommodating rows.

Otherwise, only the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 offer three rows of seats, but their last rows are more suited for children than adults.

If power is your thing, the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, and Infiniti RX all offer optional V-8 engines in their crossovers, but these tend to be thirsty when it comes to fuel consumption.

The Lexus RX 350 has a conservative interior ambiance that’s closest to that of the Enclave, if that’s what you like.

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2008 Acura MDX 4WD 4-door Sport/Entertainment Pkg Front Exterior View2008 Acura MDX
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2008 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.6L Premium Angular Front Exterior View2008 Audi Q7
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2008 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 w/Snrf Rear Exterior View2008 Volvo XC90
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Quick Specs
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The 2010 Buick Enclave takes on the Lexus RX 350, yet provides a luxurious, uniquely American interior.
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Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
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The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
MSRP From    
$35,515$44,200$40,195$42,500$36,210
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door CX4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6LAWD 4-Door I6
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77755
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SUVStation Wagon4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic,
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