Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - Buick Enclave Avenir 2019

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Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
$
55,800
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
21.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Dark Slate Metallic
#576e74
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#1c2427
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Carrageen Metallic
#40616A
Pepperdust Metallic
#B2ABA5
White Frost Tricoat
#FAFAFA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2019 Buick Enclave carries over from the redesigned 2018 model with only minor trim and options updates, and that's a good thing. We like the Enclave's long list of standard features and its high level of in-car technology.

Pros
Generous room for passengers in all three rows
Quiet and smooth ride quality
Plenty of standard features

Cons
Some advanced safety features only available on the top trim level

By: 
edmunds.com

Abhor the idea of a minivan? The 2019 Buick Enclave is a generously sized family crossover with a quiet interior and luxury appointments—and no sliding doors.

Pros
Balanced and well-defined silhouette
Generous third-row space
Minimalist cockpit
Confident ride and handling
Decent performance, but…

Cons
...fuel economy lags
Trims and options get pricey fast
Base model lacks most advanced safety tech
All-wheel drive is part-time only

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Buick Enclave ranked #3 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Buick Enclave has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, quiet, and spacious cabin
Impressive set of standard features
Lots of cargo space and in-cabin storage
Smooth performance and ride quality

Cons
Interior isn't as posh as some competitors

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
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: 
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
Leather Steering Wheel
keyless ignition
manual rear seat easy entry
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
heated steering wheel
leather and wood steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
204.30in
Width: 
71.50in
78.80in
Height: 
68.10in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
41.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
59.10in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
41.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
62.40in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
39.90
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
57.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
61.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
97.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
23.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Center and rear limited slip differential

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
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
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
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: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
20 in.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
temporary spare tire
All season tires
underbody mounted spare tire
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Front Ventilated 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
no
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear door child safety locks
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Rear folding headrests

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Roadside Safety Package
Hit The Road Package
Floor Liner Package
Avenir Technology Package
Trailering Package
Premium Carpet Floor Mat Package
Cargo Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Powered Tablet Holder
Collapsible Cargo Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Protective Seat Cover
Rear Seat Infotainment System w/DVD Player
Horizontal Cargo Net
Rear Seat Infotainment System
Illuminated Door Sill Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Ebony w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Chestnut w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#684c48