Enclave Vs Ford Explorer Comparison for Chicago, IL
How does the 2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Ford Explorer shape up regarding features and capability? We like to think the 2018 Buick Enclave’s diversity makes it the better choice.
Its main challenger is, naturally, the 2018 Ford Explorer. Seen as a family wagon, the 2018 Ford Explorer still seems modern enough, even eight years into its long life. The 2018 Ford Explorer is a big favorite with mom. It is quite at home doing the shopping and the school run.
Buick has triumphed with the best body shape in the form of the 2018 Buick Enclave. It is beautiful before you even notice all the little touches that Buick has added, from the generously sloped headlights, its dramatic sweep of gauges and screens in the cabin, to the delectable color and trim that adorn its interior.
The 2018 Buick Enclave has a beautiful silhouette and perfect manners on the road and the large comfortable cabin.
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Inside the 2018 Ford Explorer, the cabin is clean and tidy, with a few more over-the-top touches applied to the top of the line model. The Explorer reveals its age in its interior. The front seats are comfy and supportive, with soft cushioning and just enough side padding to comfortably seat passengers for long road trips. However, the second and third row of seats is not shaped to fit most people.
The most noticeable thing about the interior of the 2018 Buick Enclave is the quietness. The Buick Enclave has ample space in all three of the rows of seats and a very well-finished cabin. Front-seat occupants have more than sufficient head and leg room, and comparatively firm, supportive seats. All models have powered front seats, with a large console dividing the driver and front passenger. The cabin is well appointed, with loads of leather and soft-touch materials where you will rest your arms.
The 2018 Ford Explorer has an almost flat load floor. The cargo area in the rear is nearly 21 cubic feet will hold a few bags. Fold down the rear-most seats, and you gain a little more, but you need to completely remove both rear rows of seats to have an open up 81 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2018 Buick Enclave has 23.6 cf of cargo area behind the third row of seats. The load floor is not flat, but that is an enormous amount of space available. The Enclave also has just over three cubic-foot of storage under the cargo area floor. With all the rear seats removed you have a massive 97 cubic feet of load space.
Safety & Reliability
The 2018 Ford Explorer gives the driver an excellent view of the road in front. But, it is a different matter if you want to see anything from the rear as the roof pillars obstruct parts of the driver’s vision.
A rearview camera comes with every 2018 Ford Explorer. Ford has made forward-collision warnings and automatic emergency braking available on most models.
The 2018 Buick Enclave has forward-collision warnings as standard, a reversing camera, and sensors all round for parking. Automated emergency braking is optional, so is cruise control that uses the adaptive system, lane control with lane deviation warnings, all-round viewing cameras, and LED headlights.
Base 2018 Ford Explorers use a dependable 290-horsepower V-6 coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The combination manages well in normal driving, not so well when the road gets interesting, and the transmission becomes lazy and does not up or downshift responsively.
The Enclave’s 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 is powerful enough for driving a vehicle like this. The nine-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive. It is not overly quick on the up-shifts but has quick, decisive downshifts for overtaking. It is tuned to be inconspicuous and goes about its business without any problem.
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Consider Rogers AG of Chicago, IL when you are ready to purchase your new 2018 Buick Enclave. Our unmatched customer service, great range of inventory and access for our customers to the complete range of Buick spare parts have singled us out as the desired dealer in the Chicago area. Visit us today for the best new car buying experience you will ever have.
Our professional sales department prides itself on its ability to surpass your expectations from the moment that you walk on the lot to the handing over of the keys to your new vehicle. Our goal is for you to know that the 2018 Buick Enclave is the perfect car for you.
Our modern service department employs the latest diagnostic and repair equipment to help your vehicle running on the road. And our highly experienced factory-trained technicians undergo periodic updating and training so that they can deliver efficient, quality maintenance to be sure that your new vehicle will perform at its peak for many years to come.