2016 Buick Enclave vs 2016 Ford Explorer
AwardsWhy did KBB.com name the 2016 Buick Enclave the Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for the third year in a row? Because of it "withstood the test of time as a reliable and affordable to own luxury SUV." We couldn't agree more1.
The Buick has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Enclave has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.
FeaturesGet the convenience of 4G LTE connectivity anytime, anywhere, standard on the 2016 Buick Enclave3, and not even an option on the 2016 Ford Explorer.
A heated steering wheel may seem like an over-the-top luxury… until your first chilly commute without one. Then you’ll be glad your 2016 Buick Enclave3 is equipped with it, standard.
The interior cabin of the 2016 Buick Enclave3 is remarkably quiet, by design — with triple door seals, carefully tuned suspension, intake, and exhaust, plus ultra-quiet tires and wheels — so you can revel in the silence wherever you go. Want this quiet ride in the 2016 Ford Explorer? Sadly, QuietTuning isn’t even an option.
Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2016 Buick Enclave4, the answer is yes. On the 2016 Ford Explorer, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
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SafetyIf your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2016 Buick Enclave5, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2016 Ford Explorer6, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
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UsabilityWho wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 0 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2016 Buick Enclave4 will keep you on the road longer than the 2016 Ford Explorer7.
The 2016 Buick Enclave's4 lower ground clearance, 74 vs. 88, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
The 2016 Buick Enclave's4 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 6 inches' worth.
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PricingIn the very unlikely event your new 2016 Buick Enclave4 needs repairs in the months and years right after you buy it, they're fully covered under the its comprehensive warranty - which lasts 14,000 miles longer than the warranty on the 2016 Ford Explorer7.
The drivetrain in the 2016 Buick Enclave4 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 10,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2016 Ford Explorer7.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Buick Enclave's4 Roadside Assistance, standard for 1 years longer than 2016 Ford Explorer7.
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1 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-luxury-full-size-suv-crossover/
2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
3 - 2016 Buick Enclave FWD 4dr Leather
4 - 2016 Buick Enclave FWD 4dr Convenience
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6 - 2016 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Limited
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