The 2021 Buick Enclave and 2021 GMC Acadia are both reliable, upscale, midsize SUVs that are great vehicles for your family. However, there are some key differences between the two that may help you decide which family vehicle is right for your needs.
Every Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The GMC Acadia offers more powertrain options: a standard 2.5-liter engine that offers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.
The Enclave’s 3.6-liter V6 engine earns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway1. With the standard 2.5-liter, the Acadia earns 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Acadia’s 2.0-liter engine delivers 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway2, while its 3.6-liter V6 engine earns 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway3.
The spacious Buick Enclave can comfortably seat seven passengers and offers a maximum cargo volume of 97.6 cubic feet. The GMC Acadia offers slightly less room, with a maximum cargo space of 79 cubic feet.
You can find both of these family-friendly SUVs at Rivard Buick GMC in Tampa Bay, Florida.
1EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.
2EPA-estimated mpg for the 2.5L 4-cyl engine with 9-speed automatic transmission FWD.
3EPA-estimated mpg for the 3.6L V6 engine with 9-speed automatic transmission FWD.
Driving a noisy car can be a real nuisance, and it can also be a safety hazard that prevents you from hearing important road noises. Luckily, many cars these days are built with quietness in mind. In April, U.S. News & World Report released its list of The 2021 Quietest SUVs in 2021. Included on that list was none other than the 2021 Buick Enclave.
The 2021 Enclave comes with QuietTuning technology, which is designed to filter out noise from the powertrain, the road, and traffic. To do this, QuietTuning uses active noise cancellation technology developed in partnership with Bose and Panasonic. The technology uses hidden microphones within the cabin to create a sound designed to filter out low-frequency noises such as body vibrations and acceleration. Additionally, the Enclave’s design incorporates materials designed to dampen noise, and the powertrain is designed to limit vibrations. Altogether, this adds up to a more peaceful and enjoyable ride.
“At $40,000, the Buick Enclave is pricey for a mainstream midsize SUV, but that extra money is well spent if you’re seeking a comfortable cabin that filters out road noise,” said U.S. News’ Steven Loveday.
That price tag also comes with options like tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, Smart Slide second-row seats to make the third row more accessible, and the Buick Infotainment system. The latter comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® streaming audio, and an optional wireless phone charger.
Ever wondered what the most Googled vehicle might be? Well, so did Gold Eagle, a company that makes car maintenance products. In order to satiate its curiosities, the company teamed with marketing agency Digital Third Coast who helped collect Google data. The agency looked at which vehicles were most often searched by state, then took a look at the national search volume.
The results? Our beloved Buick Enclave, a favorite here at Rivard Buick GMC, was the number-one searched vehicle in Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Buick Enclave is also the most Googled vehicle in the entire country over all.
We have to wonder whether Gold Eagle was surprised by this finding, but we sure weren’t. After all, SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles out there, and the mid-size Buick Enclave is a luxurious and sophisticated version.
Other states had their eyes on different types of vehicles. Big states like Alaska and Montana had their hearts set on big, heavy-duty pickup trucks. Only two of the states, Washington and California, had frequent searches for electric and hybrid vehicles. It’s hard to say how the Google search patterns will develop with time, but for now, we’re proud that the Buick Enclave is considered by so many to be a worth search.
As the latest from the Buick labs, the new Enclave Tuscan Edition is sporting several innovative features. Aside from that, the new model was completely redesigned to feature such things as a bronze-toned grill, 20-inch chrome wheels, and bronze accents.
The 2016 Enclave Tucson design is definitely one of its defining characteristics. According to Buick, the new model has a wood-trimmed steering wheel (which is heated), leather trim, Buick IntelliLink, Tri-zone climate control, a power liftgate and more.
“Buick’s quality, refinement, and style continue to attract more customers and this modern resurgence started with Enclave,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “It was a pioneer for three-row luxury crossovers and remains one of the segment’s most popular. The new Tuscan Edition celebrates Enclave’s achievement and rewards owners with a higher level of distinction.”
On top of a new design, the Tuscan Edition also comes with optional AWD, powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that cranks out 288 hp. In addition to plenty of power, the new model also gets 24 highway mpg.