2011 Buick
Enclave CX
vs. 2012 GMC
Acadia Denali

2012 GMC Acadia Denali

10.0

starting from

$44,690

Reasons to buy the GMC Acadia Denali

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Moon roof
Standard
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Leather
Standard
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Navigation system
Optional
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OK performance
16.2 lb/hp
2011 Buick Enclave CX

8.9

Runner-up

Buick Enclave CX

starting from

$36,675

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CX

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.4"
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Acadia Denali's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Acadia Denali; the Enclave CX only offers cloth seats
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs -
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have lots of cargo room
  • Both can be upgraded to include power outlets
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.9 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Acadia Denali's standard 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 Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Acadia Denali; the Enclave CX only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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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 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

Road Tests

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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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

Cost

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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MSRP $36,675 vs $44,690 The Enclave CX has a great price and the Acadia Denali is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Enclave CX's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Acadia Denali is OK, too
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Enclave CX's basic warranty is long lasting and the Acadia Denali is OK, too

Safety Features

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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 CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 288 HP @ 6,300 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 Unknown
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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 16.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 40.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 115.0 ft3 vs 116.9 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 59.8 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1631 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Enclave CX's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Acadia Denali
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power outlets Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Acadia Denali offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Enclave CX
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Buick
Enclave CX
2011 Buick Enclave CX
2012 GMC Acadia Denali GMC
Acadia Denali
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Enclave CXL vs Traverse LTZ
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Nissan Murano SL Enclave CXL vs Murano SL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Enclave CXL vs Santa Fe Limited
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Enclave CXL vs Tahoe LTZ
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Enclave CXL vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Acadia SLE vs Terrain SLE
2012 GMC Acadia Denali 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Acadia Denali vs Tahoe LT
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS Acadia SLE vs Equinox LS
2012 GMC Acadia SLT 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Acadia SLT vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Acadia SLE vs Traverse LTZ

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