2017 Buick Enclave Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on August 26, 2016 8:35 AM

Three Rows of Traditional Luxury

One of the softest and roomiest entries in the midsize luxury SUV segment, the biggest Buick's sub-$40,000 starting price also qualifies it as one of the most affordable choices. Of particular note to parents, the Enclave's available second-row captain's chairs -- uncommon in the category -- can make the third row more accessible when two child seats are installed in the second row. The Buick Enclave is now among the category's oldest entries, and time has taken a toll on resale values and interior appeal compared to many of its competitors.

Driving It

"Driving the 2017 Buick Enclave luxury-crossover SUV reminds us of what Buick does so well. In the case of the 8-passenger Enclave, it’s marrying a smooth and comfortable ride with competent handling, firm steering and excellent brakes." Get more driving impressions from our 2017 Buick Enclave full review.

Peace and Quiet

One of the features that truly sets the Enclave apart is its quiet interior. The QuietTuning process mentioned above comprises generous amounts of sound absorbing materials and laminated glass to make the cabin extremely quiet.

Long-Term Look

Want to see what it's like to live with an Enclave before you buy one? We spent over a year with a certified pre-owned Buick Enclave when it was part of our extended evaluation fleet.

1. Meet the (Almost) new Member of our Test Fleet

2. The Design Brief

3. A Recall Moment

4. Interior Amenities, Fuel Economy

5. 8 Things Learned Driving Cross-Country

6. Comfort

7. Silence is Golden

8. Goodbye to Big Blue

Build and Price

The Enclave has a starting price of under $40,000, topping out in the mid-$50,000 range. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay at least a couple thousand less. Build and price your own 2017 Buick Enclave to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Consumer Reviews

domrcp, a KBB.com visitor, bought the Enclave entirely for road trips, saying, "It is an excellent choice for that. The rides is supremely comfortable and quiet. My son-in-law described it once as almost like being in a private jet. Well, not quite. I've been on private jets and those are in a different class. But I knew what he meant - the vehicle feels luxurious, spacious and solid." Read more consumer reviews of the Buick Enclave.

More Midsize Luxury SUVs

Bigger and more affordable than most midsize luxury SUVs, the Enclave's most similar alternative is the Lincoln MKT. Visit our Midsize Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.
 


 

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