2016 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Enclave is more luxurious than a minivan, more fuel efficient than a full-size truck-based SUV.

Other large crossovers to consider: The Dodge Durango is more rugged and offers a Hemi V-8.

The Audi Q7 isn't quite as large inside, but a new one is coming.

The Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT have distinctive styling, more technology, and engaging drivetrains.

The Acura MDX doesn't look quite as suave, but competes most closely in size and price, and offers undeniable reliability.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.
8.6
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear.
8.4
The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVsā€”if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is.
8.8
The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
8.6
Not everyone loves the unique look of the MKT, but if it's your style there's plenty to like, including a muscular available turbo V-6, plenty of infotainment tech, and a comfortable, spacious interior.
MSRP From    
$39,065$43,015$30,495$29,710$43,210
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door ConvenienceFWD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SXT4-Door SE FWD4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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