2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Buick Enclave

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Buick Enclave doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Enclave doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Buick Enclave doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Sport and Enclave have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Sport has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Enclave’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The Range Rover Sport has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Enclave doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Enclave doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Enclave have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport P360’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 45 more horsepower (355 vs. 310) and 99 lbs.-ft. more torque (365 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Range Rover Sport P400’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 85 more horsepower (395 vs. 310) and 140 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 88 more horsepower (398 vs. 310) and 206 lbs.-ft. more torque (472 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 208 more horsepower (518 vs. 310) and 195 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 265 more horsepower (575 vs. 310) and 250 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 177 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 266) than the Enclave’s 3.6 DOHC V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the Buick Enclave:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

Enclave

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.3 sec

7 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.8 sec

15.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

111 MPH

84.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Enclave AWD (22 city/28 hwy vs. 17 city/25 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Enclave must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Enclave doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 3.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Enclave FWD’s standard fuel tank (22.7 vs. 19.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Sport P400e Hybrid’s standard fuel tank has 4.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Enclave FWD’s standard fuel tank (24.1 vs. 19.4 gallons). The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 5.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Enclave AWD’s standard fuel tank (27.6 vs. 21.7 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Enclave:

Range Rover Sport Td6

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

Enclave

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

15 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

14.4 inches

12.4 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the Enclave:

Range Rover Sport

Enclave

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Enclave (275/40R22 vs. 255/65R18).

The Range Rover Sport’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Enclave’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Enclave. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the Enclave.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Enclave, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Range Rover Sport V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Enclave doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Enclave, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Range Rover Sport has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Range Rover Sport’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Enclave doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The Range Rover Sport’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.4% to 51.6%) than the Enclave’s (57% to 43%). This gives the Range Rover Sport more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the Enclave Essence pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3.2 seconds quicker than the Enclave Avenir (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 3.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Enclave (10.8 vs. 7.7 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 3.2 inches higher than on the Enclave (10.9 vs. 7.7 inches).

Chassis

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The Range Rover Sport is 1 foot shorter than the Enclave, making the Range Rover Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the Enclave Essence:

Range Rover Sport

Enclave

Full-Throttle

70 dB

78 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

67 dB

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Enclave doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Range Rover Sport. The Enclave doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Enclave’s (7716 vs. 1500 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Range Rover Sport is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Enclave. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because there are no rear spark plugs and the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Enclave Premium/Avenir, the Range Rover Sport has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Enclave doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Sport’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Enclave’s passenger windows don’t close automatically.

The Range Rover Sport’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Enclave’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Enclave doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Enclave doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Enclave doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the Enclave is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

The Range Rover Sport will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Range Rover Sport will retain 45.17% to 46.78% of its original price after five years, while the Enclave only retains 34.43% to 39.22%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the Enclave because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the Enclave, including $308 less for a water pump, $166 less for a muffler, $44 less for front brake pads and $1111 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The Enclave has never been chosen.

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