Enclave Comparison



Enclave advantages include:
More luxury and convenience - MDX buyers must add option packages in order to have Remote Vehicle Start, Rear Parking Assist and luggage rack side rails, which come standard on Enclave. The Enclave Leather group also includes: a heated steering wheel with genuine wood accents-something you can't get on the MDX.

More comfort and room - Enclave's third row is much more accommodating with more generous dimensions and significantly more leg room. Enclave also has advantages with standard second row captain's chairs and available 8-passenger seating-two features the MDX doesn't offer.

More versatility - In cargo capability, the Acura MDX comes up seriously short at 68.4 cu. ft. vs. Enclave's 115.2 cu. ft. of cargo volume.

Better standard connectivity - Unlike Enclave's standard IntelliLink system, the MDX does not have standard voice recognition for audio, Siri Eyes Free functionality, Text Message Alerts capability or convenient USB charge-only ports.

Advanced telematics and Turn-By-Turn Navigation are included - OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation and RemoteLink Key Fob Services are included on Enclave. They offer exceptional convenience. AcuraLink Connect has a few similar features that require an expensive Technology Package on the MDX. But even with the added package, you can't remotely start the MDX from a smartphone like you can on Enclave.

Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability - During the model year, Enclave will expand in-vehicle connectivity with 3G mobile Wi-Fi as a dealer-installed option. It's another feature the MDX doesn't offer.

Better torque response and regular fuel - Enclave achieves peak torque sooner, at lower rpm, for better acceleration response. Another Enclave win happens at the pump with every fill-up of regular gas versus the more expensive premium gas the MDX uses.

Diagnostics support included - Only OnStar offers the added convenience of a monthly Vehicle Diagnostics report e-mailed to owners. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics is included on every Enclave, unlike the AcuraLink Connect Package, which has fewer capabilities and requires the $4000 Technology Package.

More confidence behind the wheel - The Enclave Leather includes larger standard 19" wheels and tires that offer impressive grip. Enclave also benefits from standard vented rear brakes that help dissipate heat during braking, enhancing braking performance and brake life.

Industry-first side-mounted front center air bag - It's a standard occupant protection feature on Enclave that isn't available on the MDX.

Advanced safety that won't break the budget - MDX customers who want Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning need to purchase the MDX Technology Package for an additional $4000. On the Enclave Leather 1SL, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert are affordably priced at about $395. Side Blind Zone Alert is included on the Enclave Leather 1SL and so are Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Xenon HID headlamps-features the MDX doesn't offer.

Superior owner benefits - Enclave owners have longer roadside assistance, courtesy transportation, 2 years/24,000 miles Scheduled Maintenance and more robust stolen vehicle security services.


Enclave advantages include:
More standard premium appointments and versatility - Remote Vehicle Start, Rear Parking Assist, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine mahogany wood accents and luggage rack side rails are standard on Enclave. Another Enclave win is its versatility and flexibility. Enclave has significantly more cargo area behind each row and available 8-passenger seating, which the QX60 doesn't offer.

More comfort - Standard second row captain's chairs and more shoulder and hip room in all three rows give Enclave serious comfort advantages over the QX60. The QX60's constrained third row skimps on leg room, while Enclave is designed to comfortably seat full-size adults. Up front, the Enclave Leather 1SL group adds a passenger seat with more power adjustment capability.

More standard connectivity and value - The QX60's standard infotainment system comes up short when compared with Enclave's standard IntelliLink system. The Infiniti lacks standard Bluetooth streaming and voice recognition for audio functions. Adding these capabilities to the QX60 requires more than $4500 in options. Plus, other standard connectivity features on Enclave-multiple USB charging ports, Siri Eyes Free, Text Message Alert capabilities and embedded apps with access to Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio-aren't even offered on the QX60.

Standard telematics with T-B-T navigation and convenience - Infiniti Connection, Infiniti's telematics system, requires an optional built-in navigation system on the QX60. OnStar doesn't. It's included on every Enclave with a 6-month trial of OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

Better performance with regular fuel - Enclave's V6 engine provides more horsepower and more torque at lower rpm for better acceleration response. Unlike the QX60, Enclave uses regular gas instead of premium.
Diagnostics included - OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics is included on Enclave.

Better handling - The Enclave Leather 1SL equipment group has bigger 19" wheels and larger brakes that enhance handling and contribute to confident control. Edmunds said the QX60's "steering is too light to have any true precision and the soft suspension tuning allows for a lot of distracting body lean." In its Enclave review the Car Connection said Enclave "handles more deftly than some luxury cars and its ride is better than many."


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