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Buick Enclave

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Buick Enclave 2018 4-door SUV
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 shifter 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.

Road Test

The redesigned Enclave is a strong entry for General Motors in the luxury SUV segment. It has the core features that shoppers look for in a luxury SUV, but the Enclave is hurt by its low mpg and the added cost to get key advanced safety systems that...

Highs

  • Rides comfortably
  • Quiet cabin

Lows

  • Unintuitive gear selector
  • Manual sunshade for the sunroof unbefitting of price

Best Version to Get

The Premium trim with the Driver Confidence II package would be the right balance between safety and convenience; this version comes with forward-collision warning, safety alert seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and steering wheel, automatic high beams, and lane-dep...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 6 year/70,000 miles
  • Rust through: 6 year/100,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 6 year/70,000 miles
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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