When comparing the Buick Enclave's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the Buick Enclave has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Buick Enclave's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander is a better car than the Buick Enclave.
Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander Pricing
For a new model, the Buick Enclave's price is between $44,378 and $62,744, with the Toyota Highlander priced between $41,975 and $54,683.
Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Buick Enclave loses 56.5 percent of its value and the Toyota Highlander loses 38.1 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Highlander retains 18.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Buick Enclave.
Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick Enclave is 8.4 out of 10 while the Toyota Highlander's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Buick Enclave being ranked 5 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Toyota Highlander being ranked 1 out of 21 Best 7-Seater SUVs.
Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick Enclave is 8.6 out of 10. For the Toyota Highlander the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Highlander a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Buick Enclave.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick Enclave’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander base engine makes 265 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/fullsize SUVs, the Buick Enclave has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Toyota Highlander, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Highlander has higher safety ratings than the Buick Enclave, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.82 out of 5 Stars.