2022 Buick Enclave vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450hL | NewCars.com

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2022 Buick Enclave vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450hL Review

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2022 Buick
Enclave

MSRP*: $42,800 to $57,100
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2022 Lexus
RX 450hL

MSRP*: $52,110 to $58,110
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 97.4 ft3 34.1 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 308 hp
Exterior Length 204.8 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 78.8 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 41.2 - 42.6 in
Rear 39.0 - 39.9 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 in

*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 450hL. The Buick Enclave will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 450hL.

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 450hL, 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 450hL.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Enclave is much wider than the Lexus RX 450hL, 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 450hL.

Handling
The Buick Enclave has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 450hL, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Enclave and the Lexus RX 450hL.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Enclave transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Utility
The Buick Enclave offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 450hL, 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 Lexus RX 450hL.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Enclave than that of the Lexus RX 450hL.