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2021 Buick Enclave vs. 2021 Acura RDX Review

New 2021 Buick Enclave

2021 Buick
Enclave

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New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*
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$40,000 to $56,000
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$38,400 to $51,000
Invoice* $38,160 to $53,424 $36,458 to $48,394
MPG - City 17 - 18 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
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 Acura RDX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Enclave and the Acura RDX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Enclave as you will with the Acura RDX, 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). The Buick Enclave is somewhat more expensive than the Acura RDX. 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 Acura RDX.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Enclave is much wider than the Acura RDX, 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 Acura RDX.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Enclave doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Acura RDX.

Handling
The Buick Enclave has the same turning radius as the Acura RDX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Buick Enclave will do just as well as the Acura RDX, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Buick Enclave has a little more horsepower than the Acura RDX.

Utility
The Buick Enclave offers greater seating capacity than the Acura RDX, 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 Acura RDX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Enclave is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura RDX.