2017 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

It's hard for the 2017 Buick Enclave to compete with the all-new 2017 Audi Q7 in any category except price—but for some buyers that's enough.

The Enclave is a little more refined in our eyes than the 2016 Ford Flex, although the related 2016 Lincoln MKT creeps up in that category.

The 2016 Dodge Durango comes with a bigger, more powerful engine and more towing capability, but we think the Buick's a little smoother around the edges.

2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition2017 Buick Enclave
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2017 Buick Enclave is a good-looking SUV for families and one of the better-aging GM cars in recent memory.
7.5
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
8.0
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version.
6.7
The 2017 Dodge Durango tows like an SUV, drives like a crossover—but crash test scores are a dull spot.
6.2
The 2017 Ford Flex is a spacious family hauler with a style all its own. It lacks the fuel economy of some of the competitors, but beauty doesn't come without effort.
6.0
The styling may be polarizing, but the comfortable, spacious interior and muscular turbo V-6 still make the MKT an outside pick against luxury crossovers.
MSRP From     
$39,065$44,050$49,000$29,995$30,025$43,530
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door ConvenienceFWD2.0 TFSI PremiumSXT RWDSE FWD3.7L FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777577
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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