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

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

10.0

starting from

$41,790

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CXL

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OK brakes
Disc
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Power windows
Standard
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Best suspension
Independent
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

8.6

starting from

$30,755

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

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Great ground clearance for rough terrain
12.3"
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Spacious back seats
59.0 ft3
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Comparable towing weight
1705 lb
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Average power
302 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.1
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • Rock on in the Enclave CXL; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  • The Enclave CXL's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Enclave CXL's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • Leather comes standard on the Enclave CXL; the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Enclave CXL's power seats; not available on the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  • Room for 2 more people, 8 vs 6
  • Room for more than 2x more stuff, 115.0 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • 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
Cost 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 8.6

Entertainment System

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Enclave CXL has more speakers and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Enclave CXL's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab does not
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Enclave CXL; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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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 No The Enclave CXL can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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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 Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Enclave CXL; but it's not available at all on the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Luxury Features

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Enclave CXL's power seats; not available on the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Enclave CXL; the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab only offers cloth seats

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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Passengers 8 vs 6 The Enclave CXL can carry a soccer team, and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 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 is pretty good
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 64.2 ft3 The Silverado 1500 Crew Cab has roomy front seats and the Enclave CXL is OK
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Base payload capacity 1479 lb vs 1705 lb The Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is comparable to most other vehicles for towing capacity, but the Enclave CXL is quite limited
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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 's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Enclave CXL
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Enclave CXL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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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

Performance

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 302 HP @ 5,600 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Enclave CXL has an OK number of gears, while the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab has very few
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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 17.3 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Enclave CXL has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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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 is quite bad

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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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
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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

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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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 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

Cost

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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MSRP $41,790 vs $30,755 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 14 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 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 is OK, too

Road Tests

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 87 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Lincoln MKX Enclave CXL vs MKX
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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 LTZ 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ vs Tahoe LT
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Silverado 1500 Crew Cab vs Avalanche LTZ
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