2016 Buick Enclave vs. 2016 Ford Explorer Comparison - Joliet, IL 



Have you been on the lookout for a dependable sport utility vehicle but haven’t found the levels of comfort and capability to match your active lifestyle? For those of you that are undecided, the 2016 Buick Enclave and the 2016 Ford Explorer are two high-quality SUVs to consider as your next vehicle purchase. The Explorer and the Enclave are both have V6 engines that produce impeccable horsepower and torque, and feature incredibly comfortable cabins designed to keep you and your passengers relaxed. While there are similarities between the two SUVs, there are also several differences that our experts feel are necessary to highlight to our customers who’ve not yet made their final decision.


For this comparison article, we will be delving more deeply into the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT and the 2016 Buick Enclave Convenience Group models.


After you’ve had a moment to review the information we’ve provided below, call our Joliet, IL Ford dealership at (888) 470-3302 where our team of product specialists will answer all of your questions to your complete satisfaction.


2016 Buick Enclave vs. 2016 Ford Explorer: Interior & Comfort


Even though the 2016 Buick Enclave is comfortable, only the 2016 Ford Explorer facilitates the relaxing environment needed to enjoy every trip, every time. Thanks to a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heat, and available Active Motion® technology, the Explorer is far more comfortable than the Enclave.


Additional interior and comfort features include:


  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Front 180 degree camera and front park aid
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • SYNC® and SYNC® with MyFord Touch®
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Intelligent access with push button start
  • Reverse sensing system


2016 Buick Enclave vs. 2016 Ford Explorer: Quality & Price


Starting at $36,345 MSRP, the 2016 Ford Explorer dominates the $39,990 MSRP of the 2016 Buick Enclave. In terms of the performance, interior, and technology features you’ll be receiving in return for the price, the Explorer is hands down the superior option.


The table below outlines the projected five-year ownership costs for both SUVs. Ford makes some of the most resilient vehicles in the world, and the Explorer is the result of their dedication to doing so. That’s why the Ford Explorer has such low maintenance costs. With a lower average cost per mile, fuel, maintenance and repairs, the Ford Explorer provides better value than the Buick Enclave.


Explorer XLT Model Enclave w/ Convenience Group
$0.56 Average Cost Per Mile $0.62
$8,754 Fuel $9,242
$4,914 Maintenance $5,831
$864 Repairs $745





Schedule Your Ford Explorer Test-Drive Today!


Now that you’ve learned everything the 2016 Ford Explorer can do, it’s time to take it for a test-drive. For more information on the Ford Explorer or how you can set up your test-drive appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact Greenway Motors Ford through our website or by calling our team of product specialists at (888) 470-3302.