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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Buick Enclave Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

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2021 Buick
Enclave

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MSRP*
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$52,900 to $56,100
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$40,300 to $56,300
Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $38,446 to $53,710
MPG - City 18 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 24 25 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi SQ5 than the Buick Enclave. The Buick Enclave will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi SQ5.

Convenience
The Buick Enclave requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi SQ5, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi SQ5 is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Enclave. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi SQ5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Buick Enclave.

Dimensions
Since the Audi SQ5 is much slimmer than the Buick Enclave, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi SQ5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Buick Enclave.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi SQ5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Buick Enclave.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has the same turning radius as the Buick Enclave, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Buick Enclave for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little more horsepower than the Buick Enclave.

Utility
The Audi SQ5 has less seating than the Buick Enclave, making the Buick Enclave the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi SQ5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Buick Enclave.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi SQ5 than that of the Buick Enclave.