2011 Buick
Enclave CXL
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

10.0

starting from

$39,790

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CXL

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OK brakes
Disc
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Best suspension
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More passenger seats
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ

9.6

starting from

$43,155

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ

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Great ground clearance for rough terrain
12.1"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Spacious back seats
59.0 ft3
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Average power
315 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • Room for more than 2x more stuff, 115.0 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3
  • The Enclave CXL has 2 more cupholders, 6 vs 4
Cost 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 15 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL needs more than 10% less space to turn, 40.4 ft vs 47.2 ft
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • Disc brakes on the Enclave CXL can provide better stopping action
  • The Enclave CXL has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Enclave CXL can carry a soccer team, and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ has an OK number of seats
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Cargo space 115.0 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3 The Enclave CXL has lots of cargo room and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is pretty good
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 64.2 ft3 The Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ has roomy front seats and the Enclave CXL is OK
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Base payload capacity 1631 lb vs 1671 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Optional vs Standard The Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Enclave CXL
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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MSRP $39,790 vs $43,155 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 15 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Enclave CXL's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is OK, too
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Enclave CXL's basic warranty is long lasting and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is OK, too

Performance

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 315 HP @ 5,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Enclave CXL
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 47.2 ft The Enclave CXL is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is quite bad

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Safety Features

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Enclave CXL has a good number of airbags, but the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is just OK (missing Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Enclave CXL has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Entertainment System

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Enclave CXL, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 7.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 150 ft The Enclave CXL's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 87 mph vs 16.3 s @ 89 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Cadillac SRX Enclave CXL vs SRX
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Enclave CXL vs Santa Fe Limited
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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Honda Pilot Touring Enclave CXL vs Pilot Touring
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab XFE 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Silverado 1500 Crew Cab XFE vs Colorado Crew Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Silverado 1500 Crew Cab vs Avalanche LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ vs Tahoe LT
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Silverado 1500 Crew Cab vs Tacoma Double Cab
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT vs Suburban 1500 LT

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