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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 $29,475 - $30,925 $26,480 - $27,880
2016 $23,400 - $31,025 $20,530 - $27,930
2015 $20,000 - $28,250 $17,230 - $25,230
2014 $18,050 - $24,950 $15,190 - $21,890
2013 $15,825 - $21,850 $12,910 - $18,760
2012 $12,475 - $17,125 $9,640 - $14,040
2011 $10,225 - $12,900 $7,460 - $9,960
2010 $9,425 - $11,925 $6,660 - $9,010
2009 $8,525 - $10,550 $5,755 - $7,655
2008 $7,450 - $9,750 $4,705 - $6,855
2007
2007 Redesign Year
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 N/A N/A
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