2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

How To Compare Two SUVs And Choose The Best (For Your Family)

Choosing a car can be difficult, especially if you have more than one child or are imminently planning on adding more children to your family and growing it over the next few coming years. The need for more space can make finding the right car difficult, and many families choose to make the upgrade to an SUV. An SUV is the perfect kind of car for those with medium to large sized families, combining utilities and space with an often sleek exterior style and comfortable interior. SUVs are often incredibly safe, as well, making it the ideal car for anxious parents (and, truly, for any type of parent at all). But choosing an SUV is hard, as there are now a large number of SUVs currently on the market. With the rise of the popularity of the SUV, options have become vast. Take the 2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, two more than worthy SUVs that might make it onto your short list when you are in the process of making your final decision regarding the purchase of a new motor vehicle. The following article will be focused on the 2018 Buick Enclave vs. the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, but it serves as only an example of the process that you should go through when deciding between two cars, particularly two SUVs. Consider the questions posed below, their answers, and how they apply to your life.


How Do The Safety Features Compare?

For any family with children – especially very young children – safety is key. From that first drive home from the hospital (nerve-wracking and exciting all at once) to every car ride after, parents want to know that their car will keep them as well as their children safe even in the event of a car crash.

Let’s start by looking at the 2018 Buick Enclave. The 2018 Buick Enclave comes equipped with a wide variety of safety features, such as a panic alarm, seatbelt pretensioners, and a rear child safety lock, perfect for parents of small children who may not understand all of the potential dangers of the road. Side impact bars are also a standard feature of the 2018 Buick Enclave and can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a serious car accident, as they can adequately protect the car from crumpling in on itself, a key and important feature. It also has a number of preventative features, such as brake assistance, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, and an electronic stability system. The interior of the car is fitted with a total of seven airbags as well – for maximum safety.

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has also been positively reviewed in terms of the safety features that come standard with the motor vehicle. The Nissan Pathfinder has many of the same or comparable features as the Buick Enclave, such as a panic alarm, four-wheel brakes, and side impact bars. It, however, only has a total of six airbags throughout the body of the car – though it does come with front passenger occupancy sensing airbags, keeping the front seat as safe as possible for whoever may sit there, from a child to a full grown adult.


What About The Entertainment Features?

As any parent knows, driving long distances with a child of any age can be a difficult, often trying experience. From a sulking teenager who’d rather be at home with friends than on a family road trip to the anxious and excited ten-year-old who can’t stop asking “are we there yet?”, There are many situations in which a fun family road trip could, for the time being at least, become anything but. If your car or SUV has the right entertainment features, however, much of this overall displeasure and, it must be said, unpleasantness, can be mitigated and even prevented entirely. In this section, we’ll compare the electronic and entertainment based features of the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. the 2018 Buick Enclave.

We’ll start with the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in this section. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has many state of the art features that come standard with the car, meaning that the average owner will not need to pay any additional fees to get the benefits of such features. Some of these features include the capability for wireless phone calls – ideal for safe driving – and a voice-activated radio. There are radio controls directly on the steering wheel, perfect for giving Mom or Dad final say over what is played – or if the radio goes on at all in the first place – and has a total of two first row LCD monitors, ideal for watching movies during long trips, something that can engage and entertain children of all ages.

Comparing the entertainment features of the 2018 Buick Enclave vs. the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder leaves us with similar results. The Buick Enclave, too, has steering wheel mounted audio controls, as well as standard feature wireless phone connectivity. However, this car has the availability for smart device integration, such as Apple Music, as well as speed sensitive volume and a voice-activated radio system.


How Will You Choose?

With such similar features and options, it can be hugely difficult to make a final decision. What it often comes down to is the test drive. Test driving a car or an SUV before purchasing it is critical, as it is really the only way to know how the car feels on the road. Test driving a car can also give you a much better sense of how it handles overall, as well as how you feel in it. Seeing the cars in person can give you a different perspective on them, as well as on their quality, and can make your final purchasing decision even just a little bit easier. Choosing a car can be difficult, but it’s important to know what you want – and to never settle for one you don’t when the perfect car is bound to be out there.