2020 Buick Enclave Vs. 2020 Infiniti QX60

By Justin Cupler | July 17th, 2020

 Luxury vehicles are great for shoppers who crave the feel of driving that posh-sounding brand-name vehicle, like the Infiniti QX60. But the sub-luxury 2020 Buick Enclave offers our Delray Beach area shoppers nearly all the same features as the QX60 and costs thousands less. See how this near-luxury three-row Buick crossover stands up to a full-on luxury crossover right here.

Exterior

The Buick Enclave received a big redesign in 2018 that brought in a sharper, more European-inspired design. This new look helps this near-luxury crossover better compete with the true luxury cars that sit above it while maintaining a lower base price that allows it to battle the higher-trimmed mainstream models. It truly is a delicate balance that can fit virtually any buyer.

 

 

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 is one of those traditional luxury crossovers the Enclave has to match, but it is significantly older, as it debuted way back in 2014. Like most Infiniti models, the QX60 boasts a sportier look with its sleek front end, windswept headlights, zig-zag D-pillar, and wraparound taillights.

 

 

When looking at exterior features, the 2020 Buick Enclave has no shortage of goodies. It comes standard with 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, roof-mounted side rails, a rear spoiler, accent-color rocker panel moldings, bright-chrome bodyside moldings, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED headlights with automatic on/off, LED signature lighting,        LED parking lights, LED daytime running lights, deep-tinted rear glass, an acoustic-laminated windshield,  intermittent windshield wipers, body-color door handles with chrome strips, a hands-free power liftgate with logo projector, dual-outlet exhaust, and more.

 

Compared to the Enclave, the QX60’s standard exterior features are surprisingly limited for a luxury vehicle costing over $3,000 more than the Enclave. They include 18-inch triple-five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, bi-functional LED headlights with auto-on/off, integrated LED fog lights, LED taillights, a power moonroof, a power rear liftgate, tinted rear glass, front door handle courtesy lighting, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and power-folding, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, stainless steel front and rear door-sill plates, and more.

 

Measurement 2020 Buick Enclave 2020 Infiniti QX60
Length (in.) 204.3 200.6
Width (in.) 78.8 77.2
Height (in.) 69.9 68.6
Wheelbase (in.) 120.9 114.2
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A 6.5
Curb weight (lbs.) 4,359 to 4,685 4,389 to 4,552

 

Advantage: 2020 Buick Enclave

  •       Tons of outward value
  •       Sharp, European design
  •       Tons of premium look-good additions in the Avenir trim

Advantage: 2020 Infiniti QX60

  •       Sportier look

Interior

Inside, the 2020 Buick Enclave takes a small step backward from the luxury segment with its standard cloth upholstery, but it still looks great and well above your mainstream three-row crossover. Some of the keys that give it a more premium look despite its lack of leather seating include its leather-wrapped steering wheel, large touchscreen, electronic gear shifter, light color contrasts, and swoopy dash lines.

 

 

The Infiniti QX60, on the other hand, takes a step deeper into the luxury space with its standard leatherette upholstery, stylish seat stitching, round air vents, bold center stack, and starker color contrast. It does, however, show its age with its older-looking infotainment system and lack of key tech features buyers may expect from a vehicle in this class.

 

 

Speaking of features, other than its standard cloth upholstery, the 2020 Enclave is well-equipped. It boasts high-end standard equipment like the Buick Infotainment System with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity with audio streaming, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Siri EyesFree, six USB ports (two front data and charge ports, and four rear charge-only ports), active noise cancellation, a six-speaker audio system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required), Buick QuietTuning™ technology, 40/40 second-row captains chairs, 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power passenger’s seat, power lumbar front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2-inch color driver-information center, a universal home remote, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, remote ignition, OnStar, a high-definition rearview camera, and much more.

 

Other than its standard leatherette seating, the QX60 mostly matches the Enclave feature-for-feature, but it has a massive hole with its lack of available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The QX60 does, however, make up for its limited fun tech with its more robust standard safety tech that includes automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. These are options on the Enclave.  

 

In terms of roominess, the QX560 has more first- and second-row roominess, but it falls way short in its third row with just 30.8 inches of legroom. It also falls well short of the Enclave in cargo room with the seats up or down.

 

Measurement 2020 Buick Enclave 2020 Infiniti QX60
Front headroom (in.) 42.6 (w/o moonroof)/41.2 w/ moonroof 40.7
Front legroom (in.) 41.2 42.2
Front shoulder room (in.) 62.4 60.3
Front hip room (in.) 59.1 56.8
Second-row headroom (in.) 39.9 (w/o moonroof)/TBD (w/moonroof) 38.2 (w/o moonroof)/37.3 (w/ moonroof)
Second-row legroom (in.) 38.9 41.7
Second-row shoulder room (in.) 61.7 60.4
Second-row hip room (in.) 57.7 55.8
Third-row headroom (in.) 37.6 36.5 (w/o moonroof)/35 (w/ moonroof)
Third-row legroom (in.) 33.5 30.8
Third-row shoulder room (in.) 57.3 57.1
Third-row hip room (in.) 48.5 42
Cargo room (cu. ft.) (all seats upright) 23.6 16 (w/o moonroof)/15.9 (w/ moonroof)
Cargo room (cu. ft.) (third-row seat folded) 58 40.5 (w/o moonroof)/40.2 (w/ moonroof)
Cargo room (cu. ft.) (all rear seats folded) 97.6 76.2 (w/o moonroof)/75.8 (w/ moonroof)

 

Advantage: 2020 Buick Enclave

  •       Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  •       More third-row room
  •       Huge cargo area
  •       Matches many of the pricier QX60‘s features

Advantage: 2020 Infiniti QX60

  •       More standard safety equipment
  •       Standard leatherette upholstery

Performance

These large three-row crossovers need significant power to get them moving, and they get this from their respective V-6 engines.

 

The 2020 Buick Enclave comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pounds out 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. This power shoots through a nine-speed automatic transmission and out to the front or all four wheels for a 6.6-second 0-to-60 sprint time and a 5,000-pound towing capacity.

 

 

The 2020 QX60 uses a 3.5-liter V-6 that’s slightly less powerful at 295 horses and 270 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission that ships power to the front wheels or all four wheels, which results in a 7.7-second 0-to-60 sprint and a 5,000-pound towing capacity.

 

 

While the QX60 may be a good bit slower than the Enclave, it makes up for this with zippier handling and superior fuel economy. That said, the Enclave’s tuned suspension and Buick QuietTuning deliver an impeccably peaceful ride.

 

2020 Buick Enclave 2020 Infiniti QX60
Engine 3.6-liter V-6 3.5-liter V-6
Horsepower 310 hp at 6.800 rpm 295 hp at 6,400 rpm
Torque 266 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm 270 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm
Transmission 9-spd automatic CVT
Driveline FWD (std)/AWD (opt) FWD (std)/AWD (opt)
0-60 time 6.6 seconds 7.7 seconds
Towing capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
MPG City 18 mpg (FWD)/17 mpg (AWD) 20 mpg (FWD)/19 mpg (AWD)
MPG Highway 26 mpg (FWD)/25 mpg (AWD) 27 mpg (FWD)/26 mpg (AWD)
MPG Combined 21 mpg (FWD)/20 mpg (AWD) 22 mpg

 

Advantage: 2020 Buick Enclave

  •       Soft, forgiving ride
  •       Quicker to 60 mph
  •       More power
  •       Traditional automatic transmission

Advantage: 2020 Infiniti QX60

  •       Better handling
  •       Slight fuel-economy advantage

Pricing and Features

The 2020 Buick Enclave has four trim levels – Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir – and their starting prices range from $41,195 to $54,995.

There are just two trim levels in the 2020 QX60 lineup: PURE and LUXE. Their respective starting prices are $44,350 and $46,150.

2020 Buick Enclave Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Preferred: $41,195

  •       3.6-liter V-6 engine
  •       Nine-speed automatic transmission
  •       Front-wheel drive
  •       Keyless ignition
  •       1,500-pound trailering provisions
  •       Premium ride suspension
  •       Electric power steering
  •       18-inch painted aluminum wheels
  •       18-inch steel spare wheel and tire
  •       Roof-mounted side rails
  •       Rear spoiler
  •       Accent-color rocker panel moldings
  •       Bright-chrome bodyside moldings
  •       Heated, power outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  •       LED headlights with automatic on/off
  •       LED signature lighting
  •       LED parking lights
  •       LED daytime running lights
  •       Deep-tinted rear glass
  •       Acoustic-laminated windshield
  •       Intermittent windshield wipers
  •       Body-color door handles with chrome strips
  •       Hands-free power liftgate with logo projector
  •       Dual-outlet exhaust
  •       Buick Infotainment System
  •       8-inch touchscreen
  •       Bluetooth® connectivity with audio streaming
  •       Apple CarPlay®
  •       Android Auto™
  •       Siri EyesFree
  •       Two front-row USB data and charge ports
  •       Two second-row USB charge ports
  •       Two third-row USB charge ports
  •       Auxiliary jack
  •       Active noise cancellation
  •       Six-speaker audio system
  •       4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required)
  •       Buick QuietTuning™ technology
  •       40/40 second-row captains chairs
  •       60/40 split-folding third-row seat
  •       Cloth upholstery
  •       Heated front seats
  •       Eight-way power driver’s seat
  •       Six-way power passenger’s seat
  •       Power lumbar front seats
  •       Three-row floor mats
  •       Bright sill plates
  •       Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  •       Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  •       Power windows with driver’s side one-touch up/down and passenger’s side one-touch down
  •       4.2-inch color driver-information center
  •       Compass
  •       Power door locks
  •       Keyless open and ignition
  •       Universal home remote
  •       Remote ignition
  •       Tri-zone automatic climate control
  •       Rear climate controls
  •       Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  •       Rear cargo cover
  •       Buick Connected Access capable
  •       OnStar
  •       High-definition rearview camera
  •       Rear parking sensors

Essence: $43,195

  •       All Preferred features, plus
  •       In-vehicle air ionizer
  •       Perforated leather seating
  •       SiriusXM® with 360L
  •       Lane-change alert
  •       Blind-zone monitoring
  •       Rear cross-traffic alert

Premium: $49,595

  •       All Essence features, plus
  •       Auto-dimming outside mirrors
  •       Two-position memory for power driver’s seat, outside mirrors, and steering wheel
  •       10-speaker Bose® audio system with a subwoofer
  •       HD Radio™
  •       Power-folding outside mirrors
  •       Heated and ventilated front seats
  •       Seated second-row seats
  •       Power-folding 60/40 third-row seats
  •       120-volt power outlet
  •       Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       Heated steering wheel
  •       Automatic high-beam headlights
  •       Following-distance indicator
  •       Forward-collision warning
  •       Front pedestrian braking
  •       Front and rear parking sensors
  •       Lane-departure warning
  •       Lane-keep assist
  •       Safety alert seat
  •       Automatic emergency braking

Avenir: $54,995

  •       All Premium features, plus
  •       20-inch aluminum wheels with a Pearl Nickle finish
  •       Unique upper and lower grilles
  •       Unique Chestnut/Ebony or Ebony interior color with seat stitching and piping
  •       “Avenir” embroidered headrests
  •       Premium film décor accents
  •       Real wood-accented steering wheel
  •       Navigation
  •       Wireless charging pad
  •       Power dual moonroof with fixed rear skylight
  •       8-inch driver-information center
  •       Rear camera mirror
  •       High-definition 360-degree camera
  •       Embroidered front floor mats

2020 Infiniti QX60 Key Features and Pricing by Trim

PURE: $44,350

  •       3.5-liter V-6 engine
  •       CVT
  •       Front-wheel drive
  •       Standard, Snow, Sport, and Eco driving modes
  •       18-inch triple-five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels
  •       LED daytime running lights
  •       Bi-functional LED headlights with auto-on/off
  •       Integrated LED fog lights
  •       LED taillights
  •       Power moonroof
  •       Power rear liftgate
  •       Tinted rear glass
  •       Front door handle courtesy lighting
  •       Power-folding, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals
  •       Speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  •       Stainless steel front and rear door-sill plates
  •       Body-color shark-fin antenna
  •       Intelligent key with push-button ignition
  •       Tri-zone automatic climate control
  •       Welcome lighting
  •       Two USB ports in the center console
  •       Cargo net
  •       Four Type-A USB charging ports
  •       Two Type-C USB charging ports
  •       Two USB data ports
  •       Leatherette-appointed seating
  •       Eight-way power driver’s seat
  •       Six-way power passenger’s seat
  •       Heated front seats
  •       60/40 split-folding, sliding second-row seats
  •       50/50 split-folding third-row seats
  •       Graphite-weave interior trim
  •       Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  •       Six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system
  •       In-dash CD player
  •       Bluetooth® connectivity with audio streaming
  •       SiriusXM®
  •       Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  •       Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       8-inch touchscreen
  •       SiriusXM® travel link
  •       Remote keyless entry
  •       Remote window opener
  •       Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink
  •       Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  •       Hill-start assist
  •       Blind-spot monitoring
  •       Forward-collision warning
  •       Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  •       Rearview camera

LUXE: $46,150

  •       All PURE features, plus
  •       Roof rails
  •       Rear bumper protector
  •       Reverse-gear tilt-down side-view mirrors
  •       Heated steering wheel
  •       Two-position memory for driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors
  •       Entry and exit assist for the steering wheel and driver’s seat
  •       Bose® 13-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system

Who Should Buy the 2020 Buick Enclave

Buyers who can look beyond a brand name and see the huge value in the Buick Enclave will be rewarded with all the features they crave in a luxury car for thousands less. Plus, buyers who haul a lot of cargo and need every square inch of space will find much more space in the Buick.

Who Should Buy the 2020 Infiniti QX60

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 offers buyers a true luxury look, feel, and brand name, giving buyers who refuse to compromise on any factor, including brand cachet, everything they want. It may not offer the value the Buick does, but these buyers care less about value than they do perception.

 

Is the 2020 Buick Enclave the right three-row crossover for you? Stop by Delray Buick GMC, serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, and the surrounding area, today to test drive it. Can’t make it to our Delray Beach area new-Buick showroom today? You can also check out our online inventory page, choose a few in-stock Enclave models that suit your needs, and schedule a test drive around your busy day.