When you are in the market for a new vehicle, it can be difficult to determine which model is right for you when there are so many that appear similar on the market. That's why doing comparisons can be so helpful, because it allows you to put two models up side by side to examine their differences and determine which vehicle will offer more of the features and capabilities you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
While the Traverse has a lower starting price point and offers similar power and efficiency ratings, the Buick Enclave offers more comfort and convenience features, making it the better choice overall. The Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse have identical base engine specs and fuel economy ratings, as well as similar, stylish exterior designs, making them appear to be very equally matched. But let's take a closer look at the key features and differences between these two models!
2018 Buick Enclave
2018 Chevy Traverse
|3.6-liter V6||Engine||3.6-liter V6|
|310 Horsepower||Horsepower||310 Horsepower|
|21 MPG||Combined MPG||21 MPG|
|7 Passengers||Seating Capacity||7-8 Passengers|
On the surface, it appears like the Enclave and the Traverse are nearly the same. Both have three-rows of seating, ample cargo space, and identical power outputs. However, the Buick Enclave offers more comfort and convenience for passengers that the base trim of the Traverse simply cannot offer. While the base trim of the Traverse does offer one additional seat and has slightly more cargo area, the Enclave has more front and rear leg room and hip room and more front shoulder room, ensuring passengers will still have plenty of space to stretch out.
Additionally, the Buick Enclave has a number of standard and available features on its base trim that are not offered on the Traverse. The Enclave has a standard built-in programmable garage door, heated front seats, USB ports in the cabin, a proximity key, LED brake lights, parking assist technology, a keyless access system and a remote starting system. It also has an auto-dimming side mirror on the driver's side and lumbar support for both the driver and front passenger. While the Traverse does offer lumbar support for the driver, none of the other listed features are offered on its base trim.
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