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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Buick Enclave Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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2021 Buick
Enclave

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MSRP*
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$49,600
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$40,300 to $56,300
Invoice* $46,630 $38,446 to $53,710
MPG - City N/A 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy N/A 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Enclave than in the BMW X3 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 PHEV and the Buick Enclave.

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 BMW X3 PHEV 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. The BMW X3 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Buick Enclave.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 PHEV 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 BMW X3 PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Buick Enclave.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 PHEV doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Buick Enclave.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has the same turning radius as the Buick Enclave, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Buick Enclave, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X3 PHEV. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Buick Enclave.

Utility
The BMW X3 PHEV has less seating than the Buick Enclave, making the Buick Enclave the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 PHEV 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 BMW X3 PHEV than that of the Buick Enclave.