2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Buick Enclave 

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Buick Enclave

If you’re looking for a new midsize SUV that goes beyond mainstream segment standards, the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Buick Enclave are two entries that come to mind. The Buick Enclave has long prided itself on its well-stocked cabin and its array of tech choices. But the all-new Ford Explorer SUV upgrades its amenities with several groundbreaking new features that rivaling models just can’t match.

In light of the recent developments, we’re interested to see how these midsize entries duke it out. See which option provides the best overall value in our comparison of the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Buick Enclave.

2020 Ford Explorer 


2020 Buick Enclave

$32,765  Starting MSRP  $40,000 
21 city / 28 highway  Fuel Economy  18 city / 26 highway 
2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost®   Base Engine  3.6-liter V6 
300 hp, 310 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  310 hp, 266 lb-ft 

Comparing the All-New 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Buick Enclave Midsize SUVs 

Compared to most models, standard safety equipment for the 2020 Buick Enclave is best described as sparse. Even with the $7,000 starting price difference, the base model only offers rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring standard. All 2020 Explorers come equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360, Ford’s extensive suite of active safety technologies. The package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system and automatic high beams.

And if luxury is what you’re chasing, the Explorer Platinum will not disappoint. The Platinum trim level benefits from the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display, tri-diamond leather upholstery, wood accents, a twin-panel moonroof and 12-speaker B&O Sound system. Pair it with the premium technology package to upfit it with the 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen, multicontour seats with Active Motion® and a 14-speaker B&O Sound system. With such a vast degree of tech options, you won’t find any Buick like it.

Interested in learning more about the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer? We welcome you to contact the Akins Ford team for more model information, or explore our selection of Ford Explorer models at our dealership in Winder, GA.