Buick's Enclave is a large, car-based SUV with a spacious third-row seat, sound ride quality, and decent handling. However, rear visibility, awkward placement of some controls, and unimpressive fuel economy are its weaknesses. A rear-view camera is standard for this version of the large Buick crossover SUV.
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There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great ride, good mileage for a vehicle this size and good acceleration."

ELMER J., VA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Our Buick is an SUV but it drives very comfortably and is very stable."

ROBERT C., TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Handles well on long trips and has good acceleration."

Anonymous, NV (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Being retired, we purchased the Enclave for the purpose of traveling to vacation resorts throughout the U. S.. For a full sized SUV the handling and acceleration are exceptional."

THOMAS V., MI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"This is a great car for trips. It is safe, comfortable, quiet and gets pretty good mpg for a big car. It accelerates for merging when I need it and the handling is very good."

P S., NC (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Lots of power , should be boosted to just over 300 from 293 hp . dual climate control cost 440 dollars to repair due to poorly designed bearings on gates . Heavy car needs slightly more torque and power to reduce gas mileage"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The 2010 Enclave has never failed to answer my demands for speed, cornering, braking or avoidance control. I have complete confidence in the vehicle."

WALTER B., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Although adequate, the Engine response is not precise."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Great acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It handles well and has the power and acceleration to to even handle pulling my 22 foot boat"

Tim M., MN (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Accelerats good and handles good."

Chris Z., IL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"this SUV is one of the most easy to handle vehicles I have ever owned. It has great acceleration and corners well.It is roomy, but I don't care for the seats that much. They are slightly stiff and are not very roomy. I like the easy exit feature that makes it easy to get in and out of the car."

Howard C., DE (2010 Buick Enclave)

"I love driving this car It is so responsive and handles great. It has plenty of power for entering the freeway or passing and yet it is quiet and rides well. I love this car."

Robert C., TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Very comfortable vehicle. Does what I need it to right now."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"This car handles well. it is tall, but does not seem to be tippy around corners. It feels solid. It accelerates well, but I know it's gulping gas when I do that."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are comfortable, noise level is wonderfully low, ride is very smooth. credit"

C P., PA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The interior is very comfortable and the leather is durable."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It is the quietest car we have ever owned. The ride I great, especially on long trips"

Gerald A., WI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"This vehicle is comfortable to drive. However it is not reliable we have experienced several major failures so much so GM gave us an extended warranty on this vehicle. Repeated AC failures, power steering failure, electrical failures, the rack an pinion failed."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The car is SO comfortable The seats are wide and can be set to so many different positions that even a long trip can be made easier by changing seat positions The car is powerful and quiet at the same time"

Robert C., TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"just that...comfortable and quiet...buick just has that down."

Anonymous, IA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Vehicle is great for long trips, for comfort and driving."

Anonymous, NV (2010 Buick Enclave)

"I is a great road vehicle, somewhat good mileage considering its size and weight. Pretty quiet also."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Have to adjust every time I drive the car manually the seats and mirrors"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Excellent ride"

LARRY P., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Very comfortable, quiet ride, good handling and good climate control"

MELVIN S., FL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Climate control is intermittent on the zone control. Passenger side gets hot when it should be cold, or cold when it should be hot. Dealer could not correct satisfactorily. Independent garage mechanic was able to make modifications to correct problem"

SCOTT S., CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It is the quietest vehicle I've ever owned. I like the styling and have had many compliments on it. People always ask (even strangers) how we like the car. Two of my friends bought the same car after they saw mine."

GERALD A., WI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The Buick seats are much different than the Tesla. They are more like easy chairs in the living room but they too are very comfortable, especially on long trips"

ROBERT C., TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Rear seat seat belts are very uncomfortable for an adult. Belt latch digs in your side."

JOHN T., IN (2010 Buick Enclave)

"I'm 6'5" so leg room is paramount. Enclave provides that room. Also ride is very quiet. I like quiet"

STEPHEN K., MA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The ride is very quiet. I like the versatility of the seat adjustments as they allow me to get a very comfortable position. I also like the heated seats on a cold winter morning and cooled seats especially on long trips in the summer"

Tim M., MN (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Seats are very comfortable and there is hardly any road noise."

Peter Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Excellent ride & comfort"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Love the enclave in all area. Only issue is that the passenger seat is tilted forward with no way to corrct. This has been corected onnewer models. Looking to get another one soon"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Our Buick Enclave is like taking our living room with us. It is so confortable that wee arrive at our destination feeling great. We are about half as tired as we would be in any other car we've owned except for our Tesla."

Robert C., TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Th front seats are adequate, although on long drives (6 or more hours in length), they do get a bit uncomfortable. The back seats are VERY uncomfortable for "full-sized" adults. The seat belt buckle is configured so it jams you in the thigh. Poor design! Ride could be quieter."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Very roomy. Interior has held up very well."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The leather seats are very comfortable. They are well padded, have excellent adjustability and good lumbar support."

Randolph Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Ride is sometimes bouncy over bumps, otherwise it's great."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Smooth, quiet ride. Seats are very comfortable, even on long trips"

Ronald M., OR (2010 Buick Enclave)

"This is the most comfortable ride of any vehicle I have owned. The seats are heated/cooled, and adjust to comfortable positions...Love the car!"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The Buick Enclave is very comfortable to drive and is very quiet. Those are so much so, that I am reluctant to look for another car that has better gas mileage."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Very good handling and ride. it's a pleasure to drive this car."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The suv is very comfortable and drives very good when the vehicle is working. This suv has spent too much time at the dealer being repaired!"

Chris Z., IL (2010 Buick Enclave)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Extremely overpriced for the lack of quality of this vehicle. Will never purchase another GM product."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave)

"THERE COULD BE MORE OVERHEAD CLEARANCE IN THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER'S SIDE DOORS"

FRAN P., CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"high reliability, high comfort, good looks"

DAVID M., CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"The cost of this car is appropriate for its size, styling and features, but the engine quality, size and economy is poor. For the car's price, it should have a much better engine in terms of power and economy."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"I bought it used. Previous owners had it for 4 years and only put 11K miles on it. Paid less in sales and excise taxes for an "almost new" car."

STEPHEN K., MA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"I have driven over 210,000 miles and expect brakes , water pump and a engine mount to break but it is running great and fits the expanded family life. I hope it will run to 300,000 WOW"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Buick Enclave)

"GM's Flagship!"

Peter Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"put a lot of miles on it, has needed some repairs but still going strong, and adaptable to a variable number of passengers"

Robert L., ON (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It has lasted over 240,000 miles and no major repairs out of line with the amount I use."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It is six years old and people ask if it is new. It looks good inside and out.."

P S., NC (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Evidently GM likes the style too as it hasn't changed in 6 years and I don't expect the 2017 models to look much different."

GERALD A., WI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! ALSO THE PAINT JOB HAS HELD UP. OTHER CARS ON THE ROAD NOT SO FORTUNATE. IT'S A CRIME TO PAY SO MUCH FOR A VEHICLE AND HAVE THE PAINT DETERIORATE SO QUICKLY."

FRAN P., CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Pretty front end and streamlined appearance. All the functionality of a minivan with a great look."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Very attractive and has stayed so but too many recalls."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Great vehicle for a group to ride in ."

ELMER J., VA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"6 years old and still modern-looking."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It's a good looking car. I get lots of compliments. Especially from older men. They like the retro looking front grill"

KATHERINE M., CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Prettiest car in the parking lot. Really stands out"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave)

"Round analog clock, fake wood trim and low noise level were the deciding factors."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave)

"It looked great at the time, it's getting a little dated now."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Buick Enclave)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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