Comparison - Lexus RX 450h F SPORT 2018 - vs - Buick Enclave Avenir 2018

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
51,055
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
55,715
Updated: 
18 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
22.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Color: 
Satin Steel metallic
#C2C6D9
WHITE FROST METALLIC
#FFFFFF
DARK SLATE METALLIC
#374649
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#BDAC98
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#323544

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Roomy, comfortable seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is less expensive than last year, but some features that were standard are now optional. These include the sunroof, roof rails, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, navigation system and blind-spot monitoring. The new Premium package adds some of these features back in, while others are sold as stand-alone options.

PROS
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport package

CONS
Relatively slow acceleration
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

RX 450hL hybrids have a lower-output V-6, batteries, and motors that power the rear wheels for a through-the-road, all-wheel-drive powertrain. The continuously variable transmission saps the life out of its delivery, but it’s smooth.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.

Pros
Expressive sheet metal
Spare and elegant cockpit
Good third-row space
Much-improved handling
Still rides smoothly

Cons
Base seats are cloth
All-wheel drive is part-time
Fuel economy still just average
Best safety features not pervasive
Pricey Avenir trim level is more a feature-unlock code

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Avenir name is something new entirely. It's a new sub-brand that Buick is introducing on the Enclave that adds another layer of luxury onto the standard model. It will sit above the Premium model that was previously the most feature-rich trim level offered on the Enclave. Standard features on the Enclave Avenir include a unique mesh grille, 20-inch wheels and exclusive interior colors and materials. The individual features aren't striking on their own, but taken together they do make this Enclave look a step above anything offered on its predecessor.
Apart from the Avenir upgrades, the Enclave follows much the same formula as the previous model. It's a spacious three-row crossover with a standard V6 and a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 302 horsepower to either the front wheels or all four wheels on all-wheel-drive models. Towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds and we expect overall mileage to improve slightly.

By: 
edmunds.com

The fully redesigned 2018 version is hugely important as the brand’s grandest offering.Buick’s latest three-row ute succeeds in being a marked improvement over its predecessor in every meaningful way.

Pros
Shapely design,
tons of usable space,
refined road manners,
lots of available features.

Cons
Prices climb quickly with options,
a tight third row for three,
some cheap bits still visible.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
308hp
at 6 000rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Roadside Assistance
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
204.30in
Width: 
74.60in
78.80in
Height: 
67.70in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.70in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
59.10in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
62.40in
Rear Head Room: 
38.20
39.40
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
57.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
38.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
61.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.90cu.ft
97.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.00cu.ft
23.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4740.00lbs
4605.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
5-link Rear Suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
12 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 subwoofer
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
APPLE CARPLAY
ONSTAR 4G LTE WI-FI HOTSPOT
WIRELESS CHARGING

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5-In
20
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
2 Front Headrests
Pre-Collision System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear fixed headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
AVAILABLE SURROUND VISION CAMERA AND REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ALERT
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT & LOW-SPEED FORWARD AUTOMATIC BRAKING
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
Running Boards
Mudguards
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A
Color: 
chestnut
#382623