2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

As you scour manufacturer’s websites in search of information on a new full-size SUV, you realize that you are in over your head. You have an idea of what you are looking for, but it seems like every SUV you investigate promises to deliver all the specs and features that you are after. All you are really looking for is a head-to-head comparison of the top full-size SUV’s available. That is why we have brought you this breakdown of the key similarities and differences between the 2018 Buick Enclave and the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Both of these spacious and stylish SUV’s provide flexible interior cargo and passenger space as well as a powerful and efficient drivetrain, but once you stop to take a closer inspection of these two vehicles you will find that one fits your needs better than the other.

2018 Buick Enclave


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.6L V6 Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder
310 HP/ 266 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 185 HP/ 184 LB-FT
9-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
17 MPG City/ 25 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 20 MPG City/ 24 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Difference between the 2018 Enclave & the 2018 Highlander

As you can see from the chart above the standard drivetrain of the 2018 Buick Enclave has substantially more power than 2018 Toyota Highlander, although the 2018 Highlander does provide slightly better in city estimated MPG. The 2018 Toyota Highlander does offer an upgrade to its standard engine, making available a 3.5L V6 that increases its torque to 262 lb-ft and horsepower to 295, which is still less than the standard engine of the 2018 Enclave delivers.

The 2018 Buick Enclave has standard seating for seven people while the 2018 Toyota Highlander offers standard seating for eight because of its second-row bench seat, the 2018 Enclave has second-row captain’s chairs. The 2018 Buick Enclave, however, does provide more first-row headroom, shoulder room, and hip room and also more third-row legroom, head room, shoulder room, and hip room than the 2018 Toyota Highlander provides to its passengers. Other standard interior amenities of the 2018 Buick Enclave include an OnStar® 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi® Hotspot, Remote Start, Park Assist, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, and even Driver & Front Passenger Heated Seats. You can find most of these same interior features in the 2018 Toyota Highlander once you start climbing up its available trim levels. Take the 2018 Buick Enclave for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI, and experience all of its enticing specs and features.

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