Comparison - Chevrolet Suburban Premier 2018 - vs - Buick Enclave Avenir 2018

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Average Price: 
67,830
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
55,715
Updated: 
18 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
22.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Blue Velvet Metallic
#26313D
Champagne Silver Metallic
#E9E3D7
Pepperdust Metallic
#B2ABA5
Tungsten Metallic
#393339
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Siren Red Tintcoat
#750619
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Color: 
Satin Steel metallic
#C2C6D9
WHITE FROST METALLIC
#FFFFFF
DARK SLATE METALLIC
#374649
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#BDAC98
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#323544

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban ranked #4 in Large SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Suburban has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride
Spacious, upscale cabin
Outstanding cargo space

Cons
Lower towing capacity than rivals
Generation earns subpar predicted reliability ratings
Lower safety score than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is the ultimate weekend road-trip vehicle ready to haul nine people, their luggage, and even an 8,300 pound trailer. Try that in a crossover.

Pros
Upscale interior
Strong V-8 engine
Superlative towing ability
More fuel efficient than you might think

Cons
High cargo floor
Rides more like a truck than rivals
Expensive at every level
Throwback looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Unless you need the Suburban's nine-passenger configuration (which is only available on the base LS model), we recommend going with the midlevel LT trim. It comes with a substantial amount of standard equipment and is a solid pick as is. But we'd suggest getting the Luxury package to add some useful driver safety aids and a power liftgate.

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Cargo capacity is generous
Strong V8 engine can tow and haul plenty of cargo

Cons
Maneuvering in tight spaces is challenging
High cargo floor means more effort to load objects
Lazy gas pedal response makes engine feel weaker than rated

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.

Pros
Expressive sheet metal
Spare and elegant cockpit
Good third-row space
Much-improved handling
Still rides smoothly

Cons
Base seats are cloth
All-wheel drive is part-time
Fuel economy still just average
Best safety features not pervasive
Pricey Avenir trim level is more a feature-unlock code

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Avenir name is something new entirely. It's a new sub-brand that Buick is introducing on the Enclave that adds another layer of luxury onto the standard model. It will sit above the Premium model that was previously the most feature-rich trim level offered on the Enclave. Standard features on the Enclave Avenir include a unique mesh grille, 20-inch wheels and exclusive interior colors and materials. The individual features aren't striking on their own, but taken together they do make this Enclave look a step above anything offered on its predecessor.
Apart from the Avenir upgrades, the Enclave follows much the same formula as the previous model. It's a spacious three-row crossover with a standard V6 and a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 302 horsepower to either the front wheels or all four wheels on all-wheel-drive models. Towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds and we expect overall mileage to improve slightly.

By: 
edmunds.com

The fully redesigned 2018 version is hugely important as the brand’s grandest offering.Buick’s latest three-row ute succeeds in being a marked improvement over its predecessor in every meaningful way.

Pros
Shapely design,
tons of usable space,
refined road manners,
lots of available features.

Cons
Prices climb quickly with options,
a tight third row for three,
some cheap bits still visible.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
8
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.30L
3.60L
Torque: 
383ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 600rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adjustable pedals
Power rear seat easy entry
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V and 110V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Roadside Assistance
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.40in
204.30in
Width: 
80.50in
78.80in
Height: 
74.40in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.70in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
59.10in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
62.40in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.40
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
57.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
38.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
61.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.70cu.ft
97.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
23.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5808.00lbs
4605.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
5-link Rear Suspension
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three zone climate control
Front and rear reading lights
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Element antenna
Bose premium brand speakers
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
1 subwoofer
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
APPLE CARPLAY
ONSTAR 4G LTE WI-FI HOTSPOT
WIRELESS CHARGING

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0 in
20
Wheels more: 
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated 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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
2 Front Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
2 Rear Headrests
Rear fixed headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
AVAILABLE SURROUND VISION CAMERA AND REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ALERT
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT & LOW-SPEED FORWARD AUTOMATIC BRAKING
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package
Max Trailering Package
Option Package Discount Not Desired
Theft Protection Package
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package Discount Not Desired
RST Edition
Exterior Options: 
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Black Recovery Hooks
License Plate Front Mounting Package
Front Illuminated Door Sill Plates
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
Power Retractable Assist Steps w/Chrome Accent Strip
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Grille Insert
Chrome Recovery Hooks
Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
Polished Exhaust Tips
Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
20" Chrome Wheels
Power Retractable Assist Steps
22" Polished Aluminum Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Power Sunroof
Black Assist Step Kit
Black Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
Chrome Assist Step Kit
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Gold Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
22" X 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
22" Premium Painted Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
Luggage Rack Side Rails (Fleet)
Molded Splash Guards
Body Color Custom Molded Splash Guards
22" X 9.0" Ultra Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels W/Bright Silver Finish
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat Entertainment System w/Blu Ray
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cargo Security Shade
Front Console Organizer
Reflective Window Shade
Cargo Net
Front, Rear & Third Row All-Weather Mats
Front Floor Console Organizer
Second Row Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Hanging Tote Console Insert
All-Weather Rear Cargo Mat
Enhanced Driver Information Center

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cocoa/Dune, cloth
#958578
Jet Black, cloth
#131313
Color: 
chestnut
#382623