Which is Better? 2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Acura MDX



2018 Enclave


Both the Acura MDX and 2018 Buick Enclave are mid-sized luxury SUVs designed with both luxury and safety in mind. But which one is really a better option for the Oak Park, IL winters? Both vehicles have an engine that is comparable with one another. Both have a number of safety features that make it a great choice for a family vehicle. But the styling of the Buick Enclave and the significantly lower price tag make it the clear winner in our book.

The base 2018 Enclave starts with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $39,995. There are a number of different upgrades and features that are also available on the Enclave Essence. There are a number of promotional offers and incentive programs also available which may affect the overall price of 2018 Enclave. To discuss the price of the specific model, packages, and features you are interested in on the 2018 Enclave, contact a member of our sales team, and we will be happy to find the one that is perfect for you.

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Performance & Design

2018 Buick Enclave is featured with a 3.6L V6 engine. The engine produces 310 horsepower, and the automated start-stop feature is an amazing add-on. The transmission is a 9-speed automatic transmission which helps to ensure both a high level of efficiency as well as performance. For Oak Park, IL customers who could benefit from more control on snowy winter roads, there is also the availability of all-wheel drive for added stability, which is powered with an Active Twin Clutch and is an optional upgrade on both the Enclave Premium as well as the Enclave Avenir. This technology allows the wheels to respond to changing terrain on the roadway to provide added security and ensure a smoother ride. In addition, the standard engine provides an estimated rating of 18 miles per a gallon in the city and 26 miles per a gallon on the highway. Those vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive have an estimated rating of 17 miles per a gallon in the city and 25 miles per a gallon on the highway.

The cargo space in the Enclave is ample for weekly grocery shopping or for a weekend getaway. For those, who need additional space for extra sporting equipment, the split back seat, can quickly and easily be folded down to provide additional cargo space. Making it even easier to access the cargo space, the optional hands-free liftgate makes it possible to access the Enclave’s cargo space while having your hands full with a simple kick below the sensor. With towing capabilities and the optional towing package, for those who need to haul more cargo for road trips or weekend excursions, there is the ability to tow or use roof racks for even more space.


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Redesigned Interior

The 2018 Enclave is a luxury vehicle, and as such has a several of features that are expected in a luxury vehicle. Features like leather seating, chrome accents, and the use of premium materials in the interior. The seating is pretty spacious for up to 7 passengers, making the 2018 Enclave ideal for traveling with the entire family. The third row of seats in the Enclave is easy to access, thanks to the second-row bucket seats with pass through. Active noise cancellation technology reduces the amount of road and engine noise, resulting in a quieter ride. Passengers can enjoy listening to entertainment or engaging in a conversation with one another while on the road, as a result, the ride more enjoyable for everyone.

There are several technology features added to the 2018 Enclave. For iPhone users, Apple Carplay makes it possible to access all of your apps, including navigation and music playlists while driving the Enclave. For Android smartphone customers, it is possible to stay connected through the use of Android Auto. Both apps work similarly to one another and allow hands-free phone calls to also be made when the phone is paired with the Enclave. OnStar technology not only is an added safety feature, which ensures you can access help at a touch of a button, but it also makes it possible to turn your vehicle into a 4G LTE Wifi hotspot for all of yours and your passengers’ mobile devices, making it easier to stay connected, no matter where you are on the road.

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Why visit Castle Buick GMC In Oak Park, IL?

Castle Buick GMC has been serving Oak Park, IL customers for years. We are familiar with the needs of our customers from the surrounding communities, as well as the need for a vehicle that can easily navigate the seasonal weather changes throughout the greater Chicago-land area. The 2018 Enclave is designed to meet the needs of customers who need an SUV that can navigate the icy winter roads. Our experienced finance team and sales team would be happy to discuss how you can drive off the lot in the new 2018 Buick Enclave today.