2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Buick Enclave 

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Buick Enclave

Looking for a full-size SUV that blends rugged strength with luxury-grade amenities? The 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Buick Enclave are two attractive options guaranteed to check both boxes. Find out which model is right for you with our 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Dodge Durango comparison.

Falling nearly $7,000 less in starting MSRP, the 2019 Ford Explorer is by far the most affordable of the two options. Both the Explorer and Enclave lineups have standard rearview cameras, plus available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind-spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning. The two SUVs may come neck-and-neck in active safety, but we see a different outcome when we crack the hood. You’ll see what we mean in the table below.

2019 Ford Explorer 


2019 Buick Enclave 

$32,365  Starting MSRP  $40,000 
365 hp / 350 lb.-ft.  Max Horsepower / Torque  310 hp / 266 lb.-ft. 
FWD or AWD  Drivetrain  FWD 
2,000 lbs.  Max Towing Capacity  1,500 lbs.

Tech Advantages of the 2019 Ford Explorer Lineup 

The 2019 Ford Explorer is the most dependable option for all-around strength and capability, but where the Ford SUV really shines is in its high-tech setup. The model offers a remarkable array of available tech innovations compared to most SUVs in its class, including:

  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Hands-free foot-activated liftgate
  • 3rd-row PowerFold® seat
  • 180-Degree Camera
  • All-digital instrument cluster
  • 390-watt Audio System from Sony®

A vibrant 8-inch touchscreen serves as the command center for the available SYNC® 3 infotainment system. The advanced multimedia setup pairs seamlessly with your smartphone, allowing you to send and receive text messages and make calls.

The Explorer model also features available FordPass™ Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Offering support for up to 10 devices at once, the system keeps passengers connected with wireless internet for compatible devices like tablets, laptops and smartphones.