2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2022 GMC Acadia

2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2021 GMC Acadia
2021 Buick Enclave


2022 GMC Acadia
310 hp

Base Performance

228 hp
7 passengers

Max Passenger Capacity

7 passengers
$40,300 MSRP

Base Price

$34,800 MSRP
Up to 5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 4,000 pounds
97.6 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

79 cubic feet
Up to 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

Up to 22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

Are you on the hunt for a three-row crossover that can do it all? While the SUV market is packed with competition, many Frazee drivers find themselves torn between the popular 2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2022 GMC Acadia. Both offer great performance and features for the road, but they also have their unique advantages. So, will you drive off in a Acadia or Enclave? Find out which SUV is your match with Norseman Motors, Inc..



Buick Enclave vs. GMC Acadia: Power & Capability

Is the Acadia or Enclave more powerful? When you compare the Buick Enclave vs. GMC Acadia head to head, it becomes clear that the Buick Enclave is the stronger choice off the bat with its V6 engine. The GMC Acadia has an efficient 4-cylinder standard, but also offers the option of a V6 of its own. So depending on your preferred driving experience, you might prefer one or the other.

  • Enclave Power & Torque: The base Buick Enclave is equipped with a 3.6L V6 with up to 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
  • Acadia Power & Torque: The base GMC Acadia has a standard 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that delivers 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the available 3.6L V6 generates 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.
  • Towing Capacity: The 2021 Buick Enclave has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The 2022 GMC Acadia can only tow up to 3,300 pounds with its base engine, or up to 4,000 pounds with its optional engine upgrade.

Buick Enclave vs. GMC Acadia: Interior

The Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia share some similarities in terms of interior. Both are seven-passenger SUVs with an option for a six-passenger configuration with captain’s chairs. If you have a larger family, you’ll appreciate the larger cabin of the Buick Enclave. But if you have a smaller garage or need a smaller footprint for the Perham roads, the GMC Acadia might be a better fit. Take a look:

  • Third-Row Legroom: 33.5 inches in the Enclave vs. 29.7 inches in the Acadia
  • Cargo Volume (Seats Upright): 23.6 cubic feet in the Enclave vs. 12.8 cubic feet in the Acadia
  • Cargo Volume (Rear Seats Flat): Up to 97.6 cubic feet in the Enclave vs. up to 79 cubic feet in the Acadia

Buick Enclave vs. GMC Acadia: Base Pricing

The GMC Acadia is the less expensive model on the two, so it’s perfect for the Callaway driver on a budget. But, the Buick Enclave offers more standard luxuries than the Acadia for a terrific value. Compare the two base price points below:

  • Buick Enclave: Starts at just $40,300 MSRP
  • GMC Acadia: Starts at $34,800 MSRP

Take Your Test Drive at Norseman Motors, Inc.

So, will you choose the Acadia or Encore for the open roads ahead? Take a test drive at Norseman Motors, Inc. to find out which SUV is right for you. Contact us with questions about the lineup and our team can help you decide which will match your needs and budget. You can even apply for financing online!


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