2018 Buick Enclave vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Exterior side view of a gray 2018 Buick Enclave on the left "vs" Exterior side view of a white 2018 Toyota Highlander on the right

When weeding through the abundance of SUV choices available to you, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you. Finding the right mix of strength, space and stamina can be challenging when on the surface all mid-size SUV’s look about the same. We understand the struggle you face here at Davenport Auto, so we have assembled a clear-cut comparison between two of the most popular mid-size SUV’s on the market, the 2018 Buick Enclave and the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Dive into the differences and similarities between the 2018 Enclave and the 2018 Highlander here to help you make an informed decision on your new SUV purchase.

2018 Buick Enclave


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.6L V6 Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder
310 Horsepower 185
266 LB-FT Torque 184 LB-FT
97.6 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 83.7 Cubic Feet

Compare the 2018 Enclave & the 2018 Highlander

As you can see from the graph above the 2018 Buick Enclave’s standard engine delivers substantially more horsepower and torque than the 2018 Toyota Highlander’s standard engine. The 2018 Buick Enclave also offers more interior cargo space and has more second and third-row legroom than the 2018 Highlander does. Both the 2018 Enclave and the 2018 Highlander have available All-Wheel Drive, Electronic Stability & Traction Control for complete confidence through the toughest terrain or the roughest road. But, the 2018 Buick Enclave comes with a standard Premium Ride Suspension and Rear Park Assist to give its drivers even more confidence when maneuvering in and out of tight spaces. Both the 2018 Buick Enclave and the 2018 Toyota Highlander provide their owners with standard rearview cameras, but the 2018 Enclave’s gets displayed on an 8” Color Touchscreen, while the standard screen size of the 2018 Highlander is only 6.1”. The 2018 Buick Enclave also has a standard OnStar® 4G LTE built-in WiFi® hotspot so all seven passengers can stay connected and entertained along the ride, something the 2018 Toyota Highlander doesn’t offer. With a more powerful engine, more interior passenger and cargo space and more standard equipment than the 2018 Highlander, the 2018 Buick Enclave ekes past the Highlander at the finish line to take the win.

Driver side exterior view of Buick Envision
Passenger exterior view of a Buick Encore