2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Buck Enclave

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Buck Enclave

Are you looking for a midsize SUV? More specifically, one that fits your budget but still has some features unique from the typical SUV? Two automakers that come to mind for a need like this are Mazda and Buick. While both are premium brands, they don’t quite slide into the “luxury” segment – but with the features they both offer in their lineup, you’d almost think they were. In this comparison between the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2019 Buck Enclave, we’re going to point out the highlights of each while allowing you to make the judgment of which is a better fit for you. The midsize CX-9 is a powerful machine, but the Enclave has some interior amenities that are quite desirable. Which comes out ahead? Take a look at the table below to find out!

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Buick Enclave

$32,280 MSRP $40,000
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/26 hwy mpg
3500 lbs Towing Capacity 1500 lbs
250 hp/310 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 310 hp/266 lb-ft

Highlights in the 2019 CX-9

Based on the information above, it’s clear to see that the CX-9 has some compelling advantages. First and foremost, the CX-9 comes in at a much lower MSRP. Let that sink in for a moment. To get the base model for either trim, you’d have to pay an extra $7,720. Even after that price hike, you’re still getting poorer fuel efficiency and a much lower towing capacity. Despite the Enclave having more horsepower, the abundance of torque in the CX-9 is what allows it to have a more desirable towing capacity.

It’s not just about performance though. The CX-9 borders on luxury even in its lower trim levels, but the top trim level (Signature) offers features that compare favorably against other top luxury automakers like Audi and Lexus. The interior is lined with genuine Santos Rosewood trim as well as Auburn Nappa leather seating material with heated and cooled front seats. Audio and infotainment are enhanced by features like a 12-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other highlights in the CX-9 include the Mazda Navigation System, 360º View Monitor, LED signature grille accent lighting and overhead accent lighting, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and so much more.

Buick put together a nice SUV in the Enclave, but it’s still a few steps behind the CX-9. If you’re interested in learning more about Mazda’s largest SUV, get in touch with the team here at Royal South Mazda and schedule a test drive on our website today!

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