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2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Buick
Enclave

MSRP*: $40,300 to $56,300
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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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Invoice* $38,446 to $53,710 $35,513 to $46,428
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 97.6 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 186 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 78.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Buick Enclave, 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 Buick Enclave and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Enclave, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Buick Enclave is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Enclave is much wider than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Buick Enclave has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Buick Enclave is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Enclave greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Enclave does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Buick Enclave has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Enclave has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Warranty
The Buick Enclave comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.