2011 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2011 Buick Enclave
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Lincoln MKT and loaded Ford Flex are top domestic rivals to the Enclave; both of the Ford Motor Co.

products provide looks that will turn heads, with the Lincoln's interior feeling like a step up.

Otherwise, the 2011 Buick Enclave really is a viable rival to other luxury-brand vehicles.

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 and Audi Q7 offer 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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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons.
8.6
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power.
8.6
With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image.
9.0
The swinging style sets an audacious mood—and the 2011 Lincoln MKT backs it up with turbo V-6 thrust.
MSRP From   
$35,865$42,930$46,250$44,300
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas Supercharged V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door CXAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7777
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door SUVStation Wagon
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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