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2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

Buick designers and engineers made sure they didn't cut any corners when it comes to the redesign of the latest Buick Enclave crossover SUV. The automaker has been producing this particular model for about 10 years and the current iteration available at Billion Auto Group is easily the best and most capable version to date. Even though the premium three-row crossover SUV has a strong reputation among buyers and independent reviewers, objective head-to-head comparisons are still tough to come by. A few product experts go together and examined the differences between the 2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander. For the current model year, the 2018 Enclave has had its wheelbase extended to give passengers in the second and third rows a bit more space to work with. Potential buyers can schedule an appointment with the 2018 Buick Enclave today by calling, 406-556-9071.

To be sure, the Toyota Highlander presents a strong challenge for the 2018 Buick Enclave. Both vehicles top the segment in several areas. However, the 2018 Enclave is able to edge out the Highlander when it comes to maximum available cargo volume. When the interior of the Buick crossover SUV is properly configured, owners will be able to haul 97.6 cubic-feet of cargo. Toyota has maxed out the available cargo space in the 2018 Highlander at a little more than 83 cubic-feet with its rear rows of seats are folded down. Buick has also introduced the Avenir sub-brand into the lineup of the 2018 Enclave. Versions of the vehicle with these accessories raise the level of refinement with several extensive styling cues and features. Finally, the 2018 Buick Enclave comes with the automaker's embedded Wi-fi hotspot as standard equipment, something lacking in the Highlander.


2018 Buick Enclave


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.6-L, V-6 Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
310/266 Horsepower/Torque 185/184
Nine-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic
97.6 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 83.7 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Buick got straight to the point when picking out a powertrain for the 2018 Enclave. Under the hood of each trim grade available at the Billion Auto Group showroom is a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 302 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque that is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Independent online reviews have praised Buick and the Enclave for providing more than enough power to push the three-row crossover SUV to speed smoothly and efficiently. The 2018 Highlander does offer a V-6 engine of its own, but buyers will have to choose one of the upper available trims. At the entry-level, a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine is used.



A cut away photo showing all three rows of seats in the 2018 Buick Enclave.
A photo of the front dashboard and available technology in the 2018 Enclave.
An overhead cut away photo showing how much cargo space in available in the 2018 Enclave.
A right profile photo of the 2018 Buick Enclave.

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