Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave

About Buick Enclave

Buick’s family-friendly Enclave luxury SUV for 2017 has a lot going for it. Its aging platform remains strong, offering generous accommodations in all three rows and a large cargo area behind the 3rd-row seat. The Enclave’s luxury credentials nearly rival such high-end competitors as the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60, although the Enclave lacks the Audi Q7’s supercharged engine option. However, the 2017 Buick Enclave SUV has a solid price advantage over many of its luxury rivals and a pretty solid resale and reliability record, too. The Enclave delivers one of the most comfortable rides in this class, but in the areas of fuel economy and the latest safety technologies, the Enclave is falling far behind newer SUVs such as the Mazda CX-9.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2017?
2017 Buick Enclave

For 2017, Buick’s Enclave SUV gets the Sport Touring treatment. Like other Buicks wearing the ST badge, the Enclave version is mechanically identical to other trims, offering only cosmetic upgrades such as Satin Black grille and accents, plus 20-inch chrome wheels.

  • Expert Rating: 7.1
  • Consumers Rating: 8.6
  • MPG 15|22
2016 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2016?
2016 Buick Enclave

For 2016 the Buick Enclave 3-row SUV now includes OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing it to be a hub for wireless devices. Available on the two upper trims is the Enclave Tuscan Edition that includes a bronze-tone grille, bronze accents and 20-inch chrome wheels.

2015 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2015?
2015 Buick Enclave

Among the minimal changes for the 2015 Enclave are a heated steering wheel on upper-level trims, a dark plum interior color option, and new exterior paint colors.

2014 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2014?
2014 Buick Enclave

Changes to the Enclave for 2014 are minor in nature. The camera-based Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure feature, which warns drivers of possible crash threats, is available. New standard features include IntelliLink Color Touch radio (includes SiriusXM), and dual charge-only USB ports at the rear of the center console.

2013 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2013?
2013 Buick Enclave

A 2013 freshening brings the Buick Enclave crossover SUV new front and rear styling, a new instrument panel and interior trim, and an industry-first front-center airbag. Equipment packages are simplified; essentially, the former Convenience option group is now the standard base trim. Accordingly, the starting price increases almost $2000.

2012 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2012?
2012 Buick Enclave

The 2012 Buick Enclave SUV drops the CX and CXL trim designations, leaving a single model with a number of option packages. New standard features include Hill-Hold Assist and an electronic brake override system designed to prevent unintended acceleration.

2011 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2011?
2011 Buick Enclave

Changes for 2011 on the Buick Enclave are limited to new nine-spoke, chrome clad 19-inch wheels on CXL2, and two new paint colors.

2010 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2010?
2010 Buick Enclave

Changes for 2010 are minimal and include the addition of a USB port on premium audio systems, available 20-inch chrome wheels and an enhanced version of OnStar.

2009 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2009?
2009 Buick Enclave

The Enclave receives a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine with output now rated at 288 horsepower. Heated and cooled front seats become a stand-alone option, while Bluetooth is made standard on all trims.

2008 Buick Enclave
What's new for 2008?
2008 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave shares its basic structure with its siblings the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, but is aimed at the more demanding luxury buyer. Buick hopes the Enclave can succeed in the luxury SUV segment where its previous entries have had only marginal success.

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Consumer Reviews

Best Ever

By on Tuesday, December 8, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I have had lots of luxury vehicles incl Cadillac, and Lexus. This Enclave is the best yet in terms of performance, style , and comfort. Would get another hands down."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Pleasant Surprise

By on Saturday, April 16, 2011

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Was going to buy a GMC Acadia but wife pushed for the Enclave. She was right by a mile! Get compliments from everyone who rides in the car for comfort, quietness, sound system, details to finish. Mileage not quite up to expectations. Running about 2 mpg less than advertised. Buick needs to relocate the hooks for hanging clothes. Very hard to reach from either second row or from tailgate. Getting used to not having the power I had from my Chrysler 300C hemi but really don't have complaints. Definately need the running boards. Entry and exit can be difficult. Need hand grip on drivers side like there is on the passenger side."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Sunday, June 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great family car"

Cons: "Expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Wonderful handling on the road. Comfort plus and so roomy!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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