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.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Buick Enclave is a crossover SUV with a luxurious feel, and a price to match.
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
The 2020 Chevy Traverse is a three-row family mainstay with plentiful interior space.
The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.
The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door PreferredFWD 7-PassengerFWD 4-Door LLX 2WDSport FWD8-Passenger
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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