The 2020 Buick Enclave vs Honda Pilot

The Buick Enclave is a crossover midsize SUV, and like every other Buick vehicle, the Enclave has an air of luxury, comfort, and quality. How does it stack up to the competition, though? We’ll compare the Buick Enclave to segment competitor, the Honda Pilot.



When it comes to comfort, the Enclave is hard to beat. The interior offers plenty of room for you and your passengers including:

  • 41 inches of front headroom 
  • 41.2 inches of front legroom 
  • 62.4 inches of front shoulder room 
  • 59.1 inches of front hip room 

The Pilot offers less room for your passengers:

  • 40.1 inches of front headroom 
  • 40.9 inches of front legroom 
  • 62 inches of front shoulder room 
  • 59.1 inches of front hip room 

This may not seem like a huge difference, but when you’re going on long journeys the extra space counts.

Power and Performance

The Enclave comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gives you 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, for power you can feel the second you step on the gas. The towing ability of the Enclave is equally impressive, with a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. 

On the other hand, the Honda Pilot gives you a 3.5-liter V6 engine, giving you 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive stats, but significantly less than the ones that come standard in the Buick Enclave, and you can feel the difference.

Gas Mileage

The gas mileage in the Enclave and Pilot is comparable. The Enclave comes with an EPA-estimated 18 city MPG / 26 highway MPG / 21 combined MPG, so you’ll spend more time on the road and less time filling up at the gas station. The Honda Pilot gives you an EPA-estimated 19 city MPG / 27 highway MPG / 22 combined MPG. So whichever of these vehicles you choose, you’ll save on fuel. 

If you think that the Enclave is the right crossover SUV for you, then come on down to Briggs Buick GMC and give it a test drive! Contact a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team today with any questions.