Buick's Enclave is a large, car-based SUV with a spacious third-row seat and sound ride and handling. Nicer interior finish, a quieter interior, and a softer ride set it apart from its sibling, the Chevrolet Traverse. Rear visibility, awkward placement of some controls, and unimpressive fuel economy are its weaknesses.
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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

"Acceleration is adequate for my needs, but not snappy. Steering is accurate and predictable. Ride is very good on local streets and excellent on the highway. Very quiet car. Sight lines are not great when maneuvering, lots of posts, headrests, and side rear view mirrors in the way."

Diane L., MN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It gets away from a stop very well and great when passing on the highway."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Buick Enclave)

"it is a larger vehicle and does not turn short enough to facilitate parking...often have to reposition to get into parking spaces."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It handles well and is quick on acceleration. It is a joy to drive."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Buick Enclave)

"handles very well with very little give in steering and fairly quick acceleration."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"good acceleration when needed"

Anonymous, SD (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Good acceleration for such a large car. This is our second Enclave....first one was a 2010. Great cars. BUT....the 2010 had the rack and pinion steering go out at only 110K miles. Nevertheless, my wife felt so strongly positive about the Enclave that we purchased the 2017 model"

Alan K., GA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Acceleration is good and the handling is superb for this size vehicle."

Steve O., MO (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Quite, comfortable, practical"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It is a much smoother ride than our 2011 Enclave was, seemed more like a Buick should be and less like a Jeep."

Dan C., MN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"A touch of the wheel changes direction on the road but turning ratio is limited in tight corners. When accelerating engine seems to labor."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Please refer to my previous statement."

Virgil G., NE (2017 Buick Enclave)

"For a vehicle that size it safely enters traffic (needed here in Michigan), quiet, reliable"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It's designed to cruse, very slow off the line. It drives great, handling is very good. It's not a sports car."

Sheri D., WI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It is a smooth ride and acceleration is quick"

Diane K., MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Super responsive. Plush ride. Love the way it drives."

Todd D., TX (2017 Buick Enclave)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Great SUV for long highway trips and just fun to drive."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The think I like best about the Enclave is the smooth, quiet ride. It does a great job of blocking wind and tire noise on the highway. Despite being tall, it and allows me to fit behind the rear facing car seat without having to move the seat up too far."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Cabin is very comfortable, lots of room."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Air and heating in seats"

Eddie P., GA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Exceptionally quiet and smooth ride. Very little noise at highway speeds."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Very quite ride at highway speeds"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The seats have all controls needed for the best comfort and the ride is very smooth and road noise is non existent."

John S., OH (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Buicks are known for comfort and quietness. I have made several 12-hour trip with this vehicle and have been very satisfied with the ride, comfort and quietness. This is a Buick "hallmark" that I appreciate and it is the main reason I bought a Buick."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The seats are comfortable and the vehicle is heavy enough and has a good suspension so the bumpy roads aren't quite as hard to take."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Buick Enclave)

"too much cabin road noise"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The Buick Enclave was designed to cruse.....it is very comfortable, quite, roomy and drives very nice. We have the AWD and it gets around in the snow great. I wish it had more power."

Sheri D., WI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Quiet ride elinates road noise. Super comfortable"

Todd D., TX (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The ride is good and the noise level is satisfactory. I sit at a slight angle with my body turned slightly to the right. My right foot sometimes slips off the brake and onto the accelerator when I am stopping. This is a hazard."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Very comfortable attractive seats. Easy to adjust. Love the memory seats. Best sound level of GM SUVs. Very comfortable ride over rough surfaces as well as smooth surfaces. Suspension dampens bumps quickly and smoothly."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"quiet & smooth ride"

Anonymous, SD (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The Buick Enclave is a VERY smooth riding and VERY Quiet riding car. The room for people in this vehicle is amazing. Unlike the others that try and jam a 7 pass into a 5 pass vehicle, you have so much room for 7 pas and also their luggage. Just amazing luxury and comfort and style"

Keith D., AB (2017 Buick Enclave)

"We owned a 2009 Chevy Traverse. After about 2 hours you are very uncomfortable. The seats in the 2017 Enclave have fixed this problem and is now very comfortable to drive long distances."

James H., SC (2017 Buick Enclave)

"My 2014 Silverado had a better ride and less road noise and got BETTER FUEL ECONOMY."

Eric B., GA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Seats are very comfortable and noise level is minimal."

G E., TN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The noise level is super quiet. Seat gets a bit hard on long trips."

Steve O., MO (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Very comfortable ride while driving. Handles road & bumps with ease."

Peter M., NY (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Air noise in high wind areas"

Dennis M., CA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Too much wind noise for a $50000+ vehicle."

Joseph P., TX (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Wind noise on drivers side that dealer does not deal with"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Do have some road noise depending on type of road I am traveling"

Joan R., TX (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The ride is very comfortable. This car's noise level is so quiet."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Beautiful style inside and out. Great ride and seats seven and when I have cargo there is room."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Very comfortable car, captain seats in second row are great for adult passengers. Third row is actually usable."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Well made, stylish, easy to clean"

David G., OR (2017 Buick Enclave)

"seats are very comfortable. No noticeable noise level when driving and ride cushy."

Mike H., MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"This is my wife's car and she loves it but I find the seats do not fit me. It is hard to get in and out"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Great highway vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Buick Enclave)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The Enclave I purchased had all of the right features available for the price. I looked at and test drove vehicles that were slightly less expensive ($2k) but gave up many of the features I valued for the money. The car came standard with HID headlights, nice interior materials, a very quiet interior, etc"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The Buick Enclave has all I want or need for my age and travel needs."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"My neighbor has a Lexus suv it was only 5000 dollars more than this Buick. The ride is better and the navigation system makes the Buick system look ancient."

Eric B., GA (2017 Buick Enclave)

"It is not cheap, but you get real value for the price, the amount of room in the Enclave will amaze youi. You have so much too and comfort that going for a all day drive with 7 people will be no problem. The comfort and electronics for the kids will make any trip great"

Keith D., AB (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Good all around car"

Jerald H., ND (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Lease package for the Enclave was outstanding."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"I feel it is way overpriced and has too many extra features I will never use. I am currently looking to sell It & purchase a car with better mileage. I also did not get a good introduction by sales staff to all the features on this car."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Buick Enclave)

"Leased this as a late model and it had nice incentives lowering my lease price"

Mike H., MI (2017 Buick Enclave)

"This is our third Enclave as the quality has been great and the size has fit our needs"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Buick Enclave)

"I have previously owned Toyota Sienna and Highlander we purchased new and a low mileage Ford Explorer. Both Toyota vehicles had poor AC systems that caused us problems, were rough and noisy on the road and both became nesting sites for rodents. Nether were very comfortable for me to drive or ride in. The Ford was rough riding, noisy and also uncomfortable. The Buick Enclave is very comfortable, is very quiet on the road and we have not had any problems at all. We have not returned to the dealer for any issues. I can drive it 600 miles in a day while conducting my business and return home with very little fatigue. I feel secure when driving because it handles so well. Just last week I had to jerk the steering wheel hard right at 65 mph and onto the shoulder of the road to avoid a head-on with an oncoming semi that had veered into our land. The Buick Enclave responded fabulously, luckily for us and we were able maintain control at that high speed and re-enter our lane without sway or loss of traction. We are very fortunate we were in nether of the other three vehicles."

Virgil G., NE (2017 Buick Enclave)

"The dealer gave us $12,000 off of MLP in the middle of the model year. A 53K window sticker car became $41,000. They dealer had 125 of them, ever color, option, trim level. We purchased it over the phone in eight minutes. It was the best purchase experience I ever had."

Anonymous, FL (2017 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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