2021 GMC Acadia vs. Buick Enclave | Edinburg, TX
If you’re on the hunt for a stylish, versatile, and fun-to-drive three-row mid-size SUV, the 2021 GMC Acadia and 2021 Buick Enclave are two of the absolute best options around. If you’ve narrowed your search down to these two terrific vehicles, you can’t go wrong with either — though each offers its own distinct upsides worth considering.
You might think you’ll have to pay a premium for a premium SUV, but you’d be wrong. Both the 2021 GMC Acadia and the 2021 Buick Enclave deliver comfort, luxury, intelligence, and great overall value for a reasonable price. The 2021 GMC Acadia is the more affordable of the two with the base SL trim starting under $31,000 MSRP*, but the finance experts at Bert Ogden Buick GMC will help you get the best rate possible whichever way you go.
Whether you’re looking at the GMC Acadia or the Buick Enclave, you won’t lack for choices. The GMC Acadia is available in five well-equipped trims, while the excellent Enclave is available in four trims.
GMC offers the 2021 Acadia in two particularly notable options: the Acadia AT4 and the Denali. The former is rugged and refined, focusing on off-road capability with features like Active Torque Control AWD and a Traction Select System with Off-Road Mode. With the Acadia Denali, you get the pinnacle of luxury in the GMC lineup with distinct styling inside and out and the latest tech.
Buick knows a thing or two about luxury, too, and the new 2021 Buick Enclave Avenir sets a high standard. With its own unique styling elements, the Enclave Avenir has a ton of curb appeal and an ultra-high-quality interior perfect for unwinding. It also serves up some of the best features Buick has to offer, including HD Surround Vision and wireless smartphone charging.
Whatever trim you select, both the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave offer a wealth of safety features. Available features for both include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
No matter which version of the Buick Enclave you pick, you’ll get a ton of power thanks to the standard 3.6-liter V6. Delivering 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, this meaty V6 offers towing up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped** and returns respectable fuel economy up to 26 mpg on the highway.***
The 2021 GMC Acadia offers three engine options, including a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter Turbo. Neither is as powerful as the V6 standard on the Enclave, though each is respectable in its own right when it comes to horsepower and fuel economy. The 2.0-liter Turbo offers better highway fuel economy up to 29 mpg and a solid 228 horsepower.****
The GMC Acadia AT4 is standard with its own 3.6-liter V6 — also available on the SLE, SLT, and Denali trims. Though this V6 makes an additional 5 lb-ft of torque, towing on the Acadia maxes out at 4,000 pounds when properly equipped.**
Both the 2021 GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave are spacious, comfortable options for growing families. Each offers standard seating for up to seven with plenty of headroom and legroom as well as ample cargo space.
If you need a bit more room to grow, the Enclave may be the right choice for you. You’ll enjoy slightly more passenger space throughout the cabin as well as more cargo space. With all three rows filled, the Enclave offers 23.6 cubic feet of cargo volume to 12.8 cubic feet for the Acadia. With the second and third rows folded flat, the Enclave offers a massive 97.6 cubic feet of cargo volume.
When you’re shopping between the 2021 GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, you’re already on the right path. Both offer tons of style, presence, and personality to help you stand out in Edinburg. Visit Bert Ogden Buick GMC and test-drive either or both and see for yourself.
* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.
** Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
*** EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.
**** EPA-estimated mpg for the 2.0L Turbo engine with 9-speed automatic transmission FWD.