2011 Buick
Enclave CXL
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

9.7

starting from

$41,790

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CXL

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Better suspension
Independent
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.4

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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Average power
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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Power outlets
Standard
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Cost 10.0 vs 8.0
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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
  • The best price we've seen is $13,730 cheaper (more than 20% less), $41,790 vs $55,520
Entertainment System 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Enclave CXL
  • The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Enclave CXL
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Neither offers a sun roof
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Overall 9.7 vs 9.4

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Tahoe LTZ
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Cost

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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MSRP $41,790 vs $55,520 The Enclave CXL has a reasonable price, while the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 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 Tahoe 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 Tahoe LTZ is OK, too

Entertainment System

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 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 Yes The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 115.0 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 The Enclave CXL has lots of cargo room and the Tahoe LTZ is pretty good
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats and the Enclave CXL is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,479 lb vs 1,705 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 Tahoe 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 Standard The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Enclave CXL
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe 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 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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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

Performance

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 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 17.3 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp The Enclave CXL has OK performance while the Tahoe LTZ gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe 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 Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 8.4 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 144 ft The Enclave CXL's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.2 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph 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

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Tahoe LTZ vs Durango Citadel
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 GMC Yukon Denali Tahoe LTZ vs Yukon Denali

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