2013 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2013 Buick Enclave
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Enclave offers shoppers a stepping stone between mass-market minivan replacements and upscale luxury crossovers.

As such, it's drawn into a dogfight with vehicles like the Lexus RX, a popular five-seat crossover with a luxury owner experience and an available hybrid model.

The Dodge Durango's another viable alternative--not on a taste scale but on a raw capacity scale, and it tows more thanks to available HEMI V-8 power.

The Acura MDX is a direct competitor, without the Buick's suave good looks but with a bulletproof reputation for durability and a vast, flexible interior.

Finally, the Audi Q7 and Lincoln MKT represent the opposite poles of the luxury-crossover market that brackets the big Buick: the MKT's a bodacious crossover with polarizing looks and sky's-the-limit technology, while the Q7 offers a demure German take, with less interior space but tighter road manners and an available diesel model with good highway fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to.
The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
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2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
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FWD 4-Door ConvenienceAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium2WD 4-Door SXT4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
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Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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