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Buick Enclave

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The large, three-row Buick Enclave underwent a full redesign for 2018. It provides improved fuel economy, more space, and a variety of safety and connectivity features. Power comes from a lively 3.6-liter V6 teamed with a smooth, responsive nine-speed automatic. We got 18 mpg overall in our tests. Towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. The roomy cabin is very quiet and the ride is comfortable, befitting a Buick flagship. The third-row seat is relatively roomy for the class. The infotainment system is easy to use, but the unintuitive gear selector is a nuisance in parking maneuvers. A manual sunshade for the sunroof and only a two-way lumbar adjustment for the seat are odd, given the price. Low-speed automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning are standard, though only on top versions costing more than $50,000.
All Ratings & Reliability
2008-2017
2008 Redesign Year
Buick Enclave 2017
The Buick Enclave is a large, car-based SUV with three rows of seats. It shares a platform with the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook. All use GM's contemporary 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that is a bit hesitant to downshift. We found the ride comfortable and quiet, and the powertrain smooth. Handling is secure and pretty agile for such a big vehicle. The third-row seat is roomy enough for adults. Fit and finish are excellent. Fuel economy was slightly worse in the heavier Enclave than in our tested Traverse. A revised version with an improved infotainment system and the industry's first center airbag between the front seats debuted for 2013.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $29,525 - $30,975 $26,435 - $27,835
2016 $22,800 - $30,725 $19,885 - $27,585
2015 $19,175 - $27,325 $16,235 - $24,135
2014 $17,025 - $23,925 $14,015 - $20,715
2013 $14,825 - $20,775 $11,795 - $17,545
2012 $11,875 - $16,550 $8,960 - $13,360
2011 $9,900 - $12,350 $7,070 - $9,370
2010 $9,125 - $11,400 $6,275 - $8,425
2009 $8,375 - $10,325 $5,520 - $7,370
2008 $7,300 - $9,550 $4,520 - $6,620