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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Buick Enclave Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Buick
Enclave

MSRP*: $40,300 to $56,300
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Invoice* $46,630 $38,446 to $53,710
MPG - City Info not available 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 97.6 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 310 hp
Exterior Length 185.9 in 204.3 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 78.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 41.2 - 42.6 in
Rear 39.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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. The Buick Enclave will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3 PHEV.

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.

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
The BMW X3 PHEV has a little less horsepower than the Buick Enclave.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the Buick Enclave, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.