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2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Buick
Enclave

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

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MSRP*
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$40,300 to $56,300
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$48,050 to $55,450
Invoice* $38,446 to $53,710 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 17 - 18 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 25 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7
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 Lexus RX 350L. The Buick Enclave offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 350L, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Enclave as you will with the Lexus RX 350L, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Enclave will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Enclave is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350L.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Enclave is much wider than the Lexus RX 350L, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick Enclave, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 350L.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Enclave and the Lexus RX 350L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Buick Enclave has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350L, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Buick Enclave is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350L for pulling heavy loads. The Buick Enclave has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Enclave and the Lexus RX 350L. With the Buick Enclave, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350L.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Enclave is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350L.