Comparison - Acura MDX Base 2017 - vs - Buick Enclave Avenir 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
$
56,000
Updated: 
04 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2021
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
22.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#2A2A2A
Dark Cherry Pearl
#532831
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Color: 
Dark Slate Metallic
#576e74
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#1c2427
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Rich Garnet Metallic
#F3F3F3
White Frost Tricoat
#FAFAFA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Acura MDX ranks 10 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Acura MDX is a well-rounded and reasonably priced option for drivers looking for a well-equipped luxury midsize SUV.The 2017 Acura MDX ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category.

Pros
Balanced ride and handling
Excellent fuel economy
More standard driver assistance features than rivals

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Less cargo space than 3-row rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
Among luxury crossovers, the Acura MDX is a standout in nearly every possible way—and it stands as quite a counterpoint to the brand’s sedans, which can’t seem to get proper traction in the market.While this model is already one of the best-driving models in its class, the 2017 Acura MDX has been given ride and handling improvements, more standard active-safety features, and a new Sport Hybrid variant that promises both better performance and higher fuel economy numbers.We give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Pros
New Sport Hybrid
Refined and quiet
Great handling
Space for six

Cons
Rough-shifting transmission
Too much bright trim
Complex infotainment interface
Lacks steering feedback

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Acura MDX receives a comprehensive face-lift, including a new front end with fresh headlight and grille designs. A Sport Hybrid model debuts with more power and better fuel economy than the regular MDX. New standard features for 2017 include capless fueling, an electronic parking brake, auto high beams, additional USB ports and the AcuraWatch suite of active safety aids (previously optional on some MDX versions). Newly available features include 20-inch wheels, LED foglights, automatic locking when you walk away from the vehicle, power-folding mirrors, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, upgraded wood trim and second-row captain's chairs.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season surefootedness
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Touchscreen isn't user-friendly and graphics are subpar
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than some rivals
Clunky auto stop-start function
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

HIGHS:
Standard active-safety tech, newly refined schnoz, excellent handling.

LOWS
No longer the best, expensive option packages, frustrating infotainment system.

Still a compelling alternative to European luxury SUVs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Generous cargo and passenger room
Quiet and smooth ride
Plenty of standard features
Lots of device charging solutions

Cons
Many advanced safety features only available on top trim levels
Pricier than non-luxury rivals, but cabin materials aren't much nicer
Thirstier than V6-powered competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Buick Enclave is the smoother, smothering three-row crossover in GM’s stable.

Pros
Great look
Comfortable ride
Good touchscreen
Handsome interior

Cons
Automatic braking not available on all models
Limited body colors on base version
Spendy Avenir
Not very fuel-efficient

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Buick's three-row family SUV rolls over to 2021 with only a few tweaks. Premium and Avenir models now come standard with power-adjustable lumbar support for the front seats and a massage feature, while the air ionizer is no longer available. Those two top models also receive a formerly optional package of driver-assistance features—including automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist—as standard.

Pros
Upscale exterior styling,
plenty of tech features are standard,
large cargo bay.

Cons
Down-market interior materials,
no standard driver-assists on lower trims,
V-6 engine isn't particularly efficient.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
manual rear seat easy entry
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
heated steering wheel
leather and wood steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
204.30in
Width: 
77.20in
78.80in
Height: 
67.40in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
7.70in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
38.90in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
59.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
62.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
57.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
61.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
97.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
23.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center and rear limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Massaging
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
power folding split-bench third row seats
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
multi-level heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar,
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar,
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
four-wheel independent suspension,

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
432 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
20 in.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
temporary spare tire
All season tires
underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Hit The Road Package
Avenir Technology Package
Trailering Package
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Interior Options: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Collapsible Cargo Organizer
Floor Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holders
Cargo Package
Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Horizontal Cargo Net
Rear Seat Infotainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Color: 
Ebony seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Chestnut seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#684c48