2012 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2012 Buick Enclave
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Enclave competes with some other luxury-liner crossovers, domestics in particular.

The Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT come naturally to mind, with head-turning looks and even more infotainment options than the Enclave, with a little better use of their interior space and noticeably better interior finishes.

The Volvo XC90's related to those Ford vehicles, but it's an aging design with less available space and relatively low fuel economy--and this year, without its former V-8 option.

The Lexus RX 350 only seats five, but it's the crossover that started it all, and still deserves a look if the third-row seat is something you'd give up for good passenger space and competent if unexciting performance.

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2011 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Angular Front Exterior View2012 Audi Q7
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Quick Specs
8.2
One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work.
8.2
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
8.6
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it.
9.0
EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
MSRP From   
$36,500$43,030$46,250$44,300
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door BaseAWD 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 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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