How do you compare cousins? It’s no secret that General Motors shares a lot of technology between brands. In the following pages, we’ll see how the 2018 Buick Enclave stacks up against its cousin, the 2018 GMC Acadia. The Acadia sold slightly over 111,000 units in 2017, whereas the Enclave, by comparison, sold less than half that with approximately 48,500 units over the course of the year. A brilliant redesign for 2018 may change the equation.
Both the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia ride on General Motors’ C1XX Epsilon platform, as do the Chevrolet Traverse and Cadillac XT5. While the Acadia and XT5 use the regular wheelbase C1XX platform, the Enclave and Traverse use the long wheelbase version resulting in the Acadia measuring smaller than the Enclave.