2020 Buick Enclave vs. Its Competition

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Splitting the difference between mainstream and luxurious, the 2020 Buick Enclave squares off against some impressive crossover SUVs.

It’s related to the Chevy Traverse, which is less costly and offers many of the same virtues.

The Mazda CX-9 has a classy feel, but it lacks the Enclave’s spacious interior.

The Subaru Ascent and Honda Pilot are well-packaged and priced right, even if they lack the refinement of the Enclave.

If your budget stretches, the Acura MDX delivers an upmarket feel for a price that’s not too much higher than the Buick.

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir2020 Buick Enclave
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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2020 Buick Enclave is a crossover SUV with a luxurious feel, and a price to match.
6.8
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
6.5
The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class.
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The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
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The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
MSRP From    
N/AN/AN/A$31,995$32,280
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6N/AN/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
AWD 4-Door AvenirN/AN/A2.4T 8-PassengerSport FWD
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveN/AN/AAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
7N/AN/A87
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleN/AN/ASport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticN/AN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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