Great Midsize SUVs Fight: Volvo vs Buick

October 23, 2012 at 09:09

Today we will look at two great model of quite affordable midsize sport utility vehicles that we could have found driving the roads of Europe, these are the 2012 Volvo XC70 and 2012 Buick Enclave. These two are very popular in their market segments and as we can see, they both offer a great passenger and cargo utility, let’s now see how they are going to fight with each other, as we would like to decide which one will be considered the best offering!

2012 Volvo XC70 Pic

2012 Volvo XC70 Pic

The prices of these two are very similar and are set at $33,000. Though you will most probably find that in the majority of dealer saloon Buick will cost more, about $4,000 more. Though now let’s look at the base engines that these two models got. New Volvo is equipped with 240-horsepower 3.2-liter I6 engine, while new Buick got for itself the 288-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 core. Both cars are equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission systems, and can offer 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

2012 Buick Enclave Image

2012 Buick Enclave Image

So in the end we will say that even though a little more expensive, we still think that new Buick is the winner of this fight! Though you may or course disagree, as new Volvo is great too!