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 CR believes should come standard on all vehicles.
This Buick has a hushed cabin with enough room for up to seven passengers to stretch out. It also has a comfortable and relaxing ride, with particularly responsive handling for a large SUV.
The 310-hp V6 engine is smooth and punchy, and it's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that has nearly imperceptible shifts. But even among three-row SUVs, the Buick's 18 mpg overall fuel economy is unimpressive. The awkward and confusing shifter is a nuisance, particularly when trying to park.