The new Buick Enclave will need its lissome shape and its light-footed handling to compete against its main rivals.
The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot have excellent packaging, lots of nifty functional touches—and the MDX has a Sport Hybrid companion with very good fuel economy.
The Infiniti QX60 has interesting rear styling, but dullsville performance and a less convincingly finished interior.
The Mazda CX-9 blows away the brand’s inexpensive reputation with its fine finishes, but it’s not truly quick, and its accommodations are not truly spacious.
Finally, think about the Enclave as a rival for the Chrysler Pacifica; minus the sliding side doors, the two trade blows in styling, acceleration, and safety features, though the Pacifica has fold-away seats, sliding side doors, and a plug-in hybrid in its checklist.
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|2018 Buick EnclaveBrowse Used Listings||2018 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chrysler PacificaBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI QX60Browse Used Listings||2018 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Minivans||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door||FWD||L FWD||LX 2WD||FWD||Sport FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Passenger Van||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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