Compare Chevrolet Traverse vs. Buick Enclave

Compare the Chevrolet Traverse against the Buick Enclave. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Traverse stacks up against the Enclave in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Traverse or Enclave. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 2014 Buick Enclave
2014 Chevrolet Traverse 2014 Buick Enclave
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
Convenience FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD


MSRP $30,795 $38,890  
Invoice $29,563 $36,946
Avg. Paid $24,530 $28,784

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3  
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.7
Performance 7.9 7.9
Interior 7.9 8.3
Cost to Own 8.4 8.3
Safety 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Generous cargo space
  • Easy to maneuver for its size
  • Opulent cabin
  • Generous cargo area
  • Polished ride
  • Engine can feel underpowered on highway
  • Less fuel-efficient than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle  


Wheelbase(in) 118.90 118.90  
Length, Overall (in) 203.70 201.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.50 79.00
Height, Overall (in) 69.90 70.30

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional  
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4646 4724  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 8 7  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 150.8 153.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.40 40.40
Front Leg Room (in) 41.30 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.50 61.60
Front Hip Room (in) 58.00 57.20
Second Head Room (in) 39.40 39.40
Second Leg Room (in) 36.80 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.00 61.30
Second Hip Room (in) 57.80 57.00
Third Leg Room (in) 33.20 33.20
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 116.3 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 70.3 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.4 23.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard  
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 6300 288 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 3400 270 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.4 40.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22.0


Suspension Type - Front Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Linked H-Arm H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.