The 2022 Acura and 2022 Buick Enclave Go Head to Head

September 29th, 2021 by

Southern Buick Greenbrier Enclave

Acura MDX

Round 1 

The Acura MDX reigns supreme in the Acura catalog ever since its production in 2001. But the year off (2021) seemed much needed. As a result, the 2022 Acura MDX received a comprehensive redesign adding depth to its length and body. 

The MDX outputs 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with unwavering power with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive. The MDX Type S will drop sometime soon with its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 along with Brembo brakes, torque vectoring, and Acura’s Super-Handling AWD. 

The Acura SUVs’ exterior and interior coincide much like Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s ebony and ivory. The interior exudes quality and flexibility with an optional removable center seat in the second row. The infotainment screen also deserves some glory, but the screen is a little bewildering while driving.      

Standard features include:

  • 9-speaker audio system 
  • USB charging ports 
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control 
  • Synthetic leather upholstery 
  • Panoramic sunroof 
  • Two 12.3-inch touchscreens 

The AcuraWatch suite safety system provides: 

  • Forward collision warning 
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning 
  • Blind spot monitor

Southern Buick Greenbrier Enclave Interior

Buick Enclave

Round 2 

The 2022 Buick Enclave is a luxurious SUV without a luxury price. The Buick Enclave fits seven passengers with its three-row seating. The voluminous SUV serves its consumer with ample power and a relevant refresh before undertaking a midlife crisis. In addition, the 2022 model generates more safety technology with a transformed interior to boot. 

Powering the Enclave is a 3.6-liter V6 generating 300 horsepower propelling the front wheels or all four wheels during those winter moments. The Enclave holds a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Power is proven an essential but not a catalyst, the true catalyst being comfort and coasting. 

A few standard features for the Enclave are the Captain’s chair in the second row for all the Captain Kirks out there. There’s also a new gearshift design for 2022 which means more work for Buick and less clutter for Buick drivers. In addition, folding the seats down provides the Enclave with 100 cubic feet of cargo space. 

Standard features include: 

  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Second-Row Captain’s chair 
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights 

Standard safety features:

  • automatic emergency braking 
  • lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning
  • forward collision alert 
  • automatic high beams

Upper Trims

  • leather seating 
  • a dual-pane sunroof 
  • adaptive cruise control

The Scores are in 

The 2022 Acura MDX and Buick Enclave both provide viable power and the optional all-wheel drive. Undoubtedly, the MDX carries Acura’s optional engine upgrade, extended warranty, and jauntier drive, whereas the Buick Enclaves thrives considerably in pricing, cargo space, and towing capacity. 

If space and comfort appeal, then the 2022 Buick Enclave is the true victor with its more extensive interior and ample cargo space. Though the Buick may not be the sportiest SUV, the assertive seven-seater is more than capable. 

The Right Buick For You 

Our team at Southern Buick GMC Greenbrier welcomes you to find the vehicle you’re looking for with the price tag to match. We offer a full selection of new selections or receive a fantastic deal on our pre-owned choices as well. No matter what you decide, our passionate finance team will get you settled into a finance or lease plan that works for you. 

If you’re ever in need of quality maintenance or repairs, we have the best professional technicians within our Buick, GMC service department. So leave it to us, and we will tackle everything, whether it be an oil change, filter replacements, or drivetrain repairs. Schedule your appointment today. 

With hundreds of customers served in the Chesapeake area, Southern Buick GMC Greenbrier offers high-quality vehicles and services right at your fingertips. We look forward to hearing from you and exceeding your expectations. Feel free to contact our staff day or night with any questions. 

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