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Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 5/24/2018 Drew Dorian

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It’s unfair to expect economy-car fuel efficiency from a hulking three-row such as the Enclave, but rivals such as the Volvo XC90 and the Acura MDX simply outshine it in this category. The EPA’s ratings have these people haulers in a close heat with each other, and in our testing the Enclave delivered exactly what it promised.

Fuel Economy Ratings Compared

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We’ve devised our own fuel-economy test in an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway. Our procedure entails a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan’s I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and use the cruise control as much as possible to mimic the way many drivers behave during long trips.

Test Results: Highway Fuel Economy

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Despite its middle-of-the-road result in our highway fuel-economy test, the Enclave has a large 21.7-gallon fuel tank that gives it a long cruising range and creates a three-way tie for first place in this matchup.

Test Results: Highway Range

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