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2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5 Review

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2021 Buick
Enclave

MSRP*: $40,300 to $56,300
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2021 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $43,995 to $55,095
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Invoice* $38,446 to $53,710 $41,795 to $52,340
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 18 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 23 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 97.6 ft3 63.0 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 235 - 310 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 189.6 in
Exterior Width 78.8 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Enclave than in the Cadillac XT5. The Buick Enclave will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Enclave, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Enclave or the Cadillac XT5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Enclave and the Cadillac XT5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Enclave is much wider than the Cadillac XT5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Buick Enclave, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Cadillac XT5.

Handling
The Buick Enclave has a smaller turning radius than the Cadillac XT5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Buick Enclave is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Enclave and the Cadillac XT5.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Enclave transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Cadillac XT5.

Utility
The Buick Enclave offers greater seating capacity than the Cadillac XT5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Buick Enclave, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac XT5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Enclave is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Cadillac XT5.