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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Buick Enclave Review

New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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New 2020 Buick Enclave

2020 Buick
Enclave

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$40,000 to $56,100
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $38,160 to $53,519
MPG - City 21 - 25 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Buick Enclave than in the BMW X3, 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 and the Buick Enclave.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Buick Enclave, 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 BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Buick Enclave.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 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, 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 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Buick Enclave.

Handling
The BMW X3 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 BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Buick Enclave for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Buick Enclave.

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