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Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave side view

Pros and cons of the Buick Enclave

  • Comprehensive list of safety features
  • Standard AWD in all but base trim
  • Generous passenger space in all three rows
  • 3.6L V6 only engine choice
  • Some advanced safety tech only on top trim
  • Size can hamper manoeuvrability
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Buick Enclave

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Buick Enclave

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.9 - 13.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9 - 9.5 L/100km
  • Width2002 mm
  • Length5189 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Buick Enclave

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Buick Enclave 2018 - present is available in 3 trims:

Essence trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Essence trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Essence trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Essence trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Electric tailgate
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Essence trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:12.9 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:640 - 702 km

Premium trim features and specs

Available with the Premium trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Electric tailgate
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Premium trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 - 702 km

Avenir trim features and specs

Available with the Avenir trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Avenir trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Avenir trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Avenir trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Electric tailgate
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Avenir trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 - 702 km

Overview of the Buick Enclave

Learn about the Buick Enclave

Summary

The Buick Enclave, a mid-size crossover SUV, is renowned for its luxurious interior exterior, including its signature grille. Launched in 2008, the vehicle offers an exceptionally quiet and spacious cabin with seating for seven—eight in most models—and plenty of cargo space.

The Buick Enclave comes with automatic transmission and a V6 engine, and it is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. While it isn’t ideal for going off-road, this three-row SUV is a well-rounded, versatile and comfortable ride that delivers on both convenience and safety.

Safety

Standard features in all Buick Enclave models since 2008 include:

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and brake assist to prevent skidding 
  • Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control, which prevent swerving and maintain control on slippery surfaces
  • Daytime running lights and fog lights to ensure other drivers can see you, even in the worst conditions
  • Child safety locks and driver and passenger airbags

Some drivers find the SUV’s roof pillars obstruct rear visibility. However, an available back-up camera (standard on 2013 models onwards) improves visual awareness.

Newer models offer driver assist technologies such as:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (with the Leather and Premium models as of 2017), which notifies the driver of approaching vehicles while reversing
  • An Automatic Braking System (available with the Avenir Technology package as of 2018), which detects hazards ahead and applies the brakes
  • Blind spot monitoring (from 2016 with the Leather Group), which spots vehicles just out of sight.

Interior

The Enclave’s opulent interior is equipped for convenience. This suite of interior features are standard across all model years:

  • Power steering
  • Power windows, mirrors and door locks 
  • Front and rear reading lamps
  • Adjustable steering wheel with mounted controls
  • Remote trunk release
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless entry
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and passenger
  • Rear floor mats

Upper trim levels offer extras, such as leather seats or heated seats and steering wheel. 

Technology

All Enclaves come with AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input, satellite radio, an MP3 player and a CD player as standard, as well as Bluetooth capability in models produced since 2009. Luxury trim options include a premium Bose sound system, rear seat audio controls and wireless charging.

Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system is standard in variants from 2013 onward and has a user-friendly 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen with a simple layout. Smartphone compatibility is available through Apple CarPlay® or Android AutoTM†, as well as a wi-fi hotspot (data plan required) and a navigation system with voice recognition. 

Space

The Buick Enclave seats up to eight people (seven in the 2019 model) in its roomy three-row cabin. There’s ample headroom and legroom, especially in the front row. Cargo space is plenty at up to 115 cubic feet when the back seats are folded down. 

Comfort

The Buick Enclave offers the best in luxurious comfort, with a long list of standard features such as power adjustable seats for both the driver and front passenger. Air-conditioning comes with dual-zone climate control to fine-tune temperatures independently for different areas of the SUV. A power sunroof is available with high-end trims, while the power liftgate is standard.

Although some drivers find manoeuvring difficult due to the Buick Enclave’s large size, its premium ride suspensions and controlled handling make for a relaxed ride. 

Frequently asked questions about the Buick Enclave

Buick Enclaves are made at the GM Lansing Delta assembly plant in Michigan, USA.

Yes, all Buick Enclave models have three rows of seating and capacity for seven people, making it a versatile family car.

No, the Buick Enclave is a mid-size crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that combines the utility of a minivan with the smooth driving of a luxury car.

Yes, Buick’s newest Enclave models came out in 2019 and are part of the second generation introduced in 2018.

Older CX and CXL models had available front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), as do the new 2019 Enclaves.