Should You Get the Buick Encore or Enclave?

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Decide to drive a Buick SUV, and you may find yourself wondering whether you should go with the Buick Encore or Enclave, both available at McKenzie Motors in Milton, FL. Both are great options, but they appeal to different audiences. In order to figure out which one is right for you, consider your budget, the features you want, the power and efficiency you prefer, and the amount of space you need.

Size of Buick Encore vs. Enclave

The most obvious difference between the two Buick SUVs is size. The Buick Encore seats five passengers while the Enclave has three rows of seats for up to seven passengers. The Enclave also offers more room for front and second-row passengers, although by less than an inch more than the Encore. The larger overall size of the Buick Enclave also means you get more cargo space. In either vehicle, having all seats upright will give you 18.8 cubic feet for storage in the Encore and 23.3 cubic feet in the Enclave. Behind the second-row of seats in the Enclave, you get an impressive 68.9 cubes. Folding down the second row in the Encore or the second and third rows in the Enclave gives you 48.4 and 115.2 cubic feet, respectively.

The numbers make it clear that the Enclave is ideal for families or people who need extra seating or cargo space. The Encore, on the other hand, will be perfect if you don’t need an excessive amount of space and prefer maneuvering and parking a smaller SUV.

Encore vs. Enclave Engines and Efficiency

Another thing to consider is the engines. The Buick Enclave has more power than the Encore thanks to its 288-horsepower, 270-pound-foot 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Encore gives you a respectable 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet thanks to its 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. While the Enclave is more powerful, the Encore is more efficient, getting 25 mpg city/33 highway/29 combined* compared to 17/24/20* in the Enclave.

To figure out whether you should get the Buick Encore or Enclave, consider your requirements. If you need extra cargo space and room to stretch out or want extra power when driving around Milton, Florida, you should consider the Enclave. If you prefer to maximize fuel efficiency and stick to a budget, then the Encore will be a great choice. The team at McKenzie Motors can give you more information on both models and help you make an informed decision.

*EPA estimated.