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Buick Enclave vs. GMC Acadia

In comparing the Buick Enclave to the GMC Acadia, the Buick Enclave has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The GMC Acadia has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Buick Enclave versus the GMC Acadia, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Buick Enclave versus GMC Acadia Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Buick Enclave ranges from $30,405 to $49,988 while a used GMC Acadia from the same model year range is priced between $29,998 to $46,491. For a new model, the Buick Enclave's price is between $39,433 and $60,184, with the GMC Acadia priced between $36,018 and $55,135.

Buick Enclave versus GMC Acadia Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick Enclave is 8.6 out of 10 while the GMC Acadia's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Buick Enclave being ranked 4 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the GMC Acadia being ranked 11 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Buick Enclave’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the GMC Acadia base engine makes 228 horsepower. The Enclave is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. The Acadia is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/fullsize SUVs, the Buick Enclave has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The GMC Acadia, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Buick Enclave has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the GMC Acadia has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Buick Enclave

2023 GMC Acadia

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,433 - $60,184

Used Asking Price:

$30,405 - $49,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,018 - $55,135

Used Asking Price:

$29,998 - $46,491

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 67
4 / 67
4 / 18
5 / 18
6 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 25
5 / 31
11 / 25
12 / 25
13 / 31
14 / 61
14 / 31
15 / 25
16 / 61
16 / 31
29 / 61
37 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

GMC’s Acadia is a crossover SUV that offers seating from five to eight passengers, depending on model year and trim. Shoppers will find the Acadia is a bit like an upscale version of the Chevy Traverse. 

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Near-luxury trims available
  • Off-road-focused trims available
  • Three engine choices

  • No green (hybrid/electric) powertrain available
  • Advanced active safety systems are optional, not standard

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Avenir, Premium, Essence

Trim Levels

AT4, SLE, SLT, Denali

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.73 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

342 / 494 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 563 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

97.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

12.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

79 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

156.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4359 lbs

Width:

89.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

204.7 inches

Wheelbase:

120.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4155 lbs

Width:

75.4 inches

Height:

66.7 inches

Length:

193.4 inches

Wheelbase:

112.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P235/65R18