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Buick Enclave

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The large, three-row Buick Enclave is a quiet, comfortable, and responsive three-row SUV. Power comes from a lively 3.6-liter V6 teamed with a smooth 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 and connectivity features abound. But the unintuitive gear selector is fussy and a nuisance to use in parking maneuvers. The manual sunshade for the sunroof and two-way only lumbar adjustment for the seat are out of place given the Buick’s price. Low-speed automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning are standard, though only on top versions costing more than $50,000.
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2018
2018 Redesign Year
Buick Enclave 2018
The large, three-row Buick Enclave crossover is being treated to its first redesign in about a decade. The 2018 model promises improved fuel economy, increased interior space, and a technology smorgasbord. A 3.6-liter V6 teamed with a nine-speed automatic transmission sees output increase 14 hp to 302. Combined with a start/stop system, this powertrain should bolster efficiency over the 15 mpg we recorded with the outgoing model. This setup has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Buick says significant attention has been paid to quieting the cabin, and second- and third-row seats fold flat for loading cargo. Advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning are available, though not on all of the trim levels. Full-speed AEB is available only on the top-level Avenir.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
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 $27,125 - $28,575 $24,525 - $25,925
2016 $20,025 - $27,225 $17,610 - $24,610
2015 $17,475 - $23,875 $14,525 - $21,225
2014 $14,925 - $20,225 $11,945 - $17,545
2013 $12,900 - $18,400 $9,935 - $15,185
2012 $10,450 - $14,700 $7,550 - $11,550
2011 $9,125 - $11,200 $6,265 - $8,215
2010 $7,950 - $10,075 $5,125 - $7,125
2009 $7,150 - $8,950 $4,340 - $6,040
2008 $6,400 - $7,950 $3,640 - $5,090
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Buick Enclave Ratings & Reliability
The large, three-row Buick Enclave is a quiet, comfortable, and responsive three-row SUV. Power comes from a lively 3.6-liter V6 teamed with a smooth 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.

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2018
2018 Redesign Year
Buick Enclave 2018
The large, three-row Buick Enclave crossover is being treated to its first redesign in about a decade. The 2018 model promises improved fuel economy, increased interior space, and a technology smorgasbord. A 3.6-liter V6 teamed with a nine-speed automatic transmission sees output increase 14 hp to 302.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $27,125 - $28,575 $24,525 - $25,925
2016 $20,025 - $27,225 $17,610 - $24,610
2015 $17,475 - $23,875 $14,525 - $21,225
2014 $14,925 - $20,225 $11,945 - $17,545
2013 $12,900 - $18,400 $9,935 - $15,185
2012 $10,450 - $14,700 $7,550 - $11,550
2011 $9,125 - $11,200 $6,265 - $8,215
2010 $7,950 - $10,075 $5,125 - $7,125
2009 $7,150 - $8,950 $4,340 - $6,040
2008 $6,400 - $7,950 $3,640 - $5,090