2017 Buick Enclave

2017 Buick Enclave
2017 Buick Enclave

2017 Buick Enclave


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 22 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 288 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Buick Enclave luxury crossover is packaged well, so that even as a mid-sized vehicle, it will seat up to eight passengers, which puts it up against larger SUVs. The Enclave borrows a lot from many of the luxury cars available from Buick, and it provides healthy competition for models from Lexus, Acura and Lincoln. With a state-of-the-art infotainment system capable of connecting to most modern devices and plenty of soft touch, high-quality interior materials, the Buick Enclave feels every bit the luxury vehicle. However, with available all-wheel-drive and better ground clearance than most minivans, the Enclave is surprisingly practical.

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What's New For 2017

The Buick Enclave is essentially unchanged for 2017. The biggest change for this year is the new Sport Touring Edition. Featuring a blacked out grill and 20-inch chrome wheels, the Sport Touring Edition looks high class, but with just a touch of menace.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Additional Equipment
Unselected includes (TY4) Carbon Satin Black grille and (PJK) 20" Chrome-clad cast aluminum wheels with Satin Black ice pockets
(Requires (G1e) Crimson Red Tintcoat, (G1w) White Frost Tricoat Or (Gb8) Ebony Twilight Metallic. Not Available With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition.)
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$723 $795
Unselected includes the following dealer installed LPO accessories: (VAV) First and second row all-weather floor mats, (VKN) Third row all-weather floor mats and (VLI) All-weather cargo mat
(Not Available With (Acx) Hit The Road Accessory Package, Lpo.)
$228 $250
Unselected includes (C3U) tilt-sliding power moonroof, (PEW) 20" bright-machined aluminum wheels with Blade Silver pockets and (V92) 4500 lbs. Trailering Package
(When Ordered With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition, (Ppe) 20" Chrome-Clad Cast Aluminum Wheels With Bronze Accents Are Included Or When Ordered With (Pdp) Enclave Sport Touring Edition, (Pjk) 20" Chrome-Clad Cast Aluminum Wheels With Satin Black Ice Pockets Are Included.)
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$2,252 $2,475
Unselected includes (PPE) 20" Chrome-Clad cast aluminum wheels with Bronze accents, (TN3) Bronze-toned grille
(Available With Exterior Colors (G1f) Dark Chocolate Metallic, (G1w) White Frost Tricoat Or (Gb8) Ebony Twilight Metallic Only.)
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$723 $795
Unselected includes body-color molded assist steps, Roof Rack Cross Rail Package and cargo area all-weather floor mat
(Not Available With (Vqq) Black Roof Cross Rails, Lpo, (Vli) All-Weather Cargo Mat, Lpo, (Vqk) Body-Color Front And Rear Splash Guards, Lpo Or (Vxw) Body-Color Molded Assist Steps, Lpo.)
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$1,006 $1,105
Unselected $127 $140
Unselected 4500 lbs. includes (V08) heavy-duty engine cooling system and (VR2) trailer hitch
(Included With (Pcj) Experience Buick Package.)
$523 $575
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $91 $100
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Unselected $64 $70
Unselected tilt-sliding with additional skylight fixed glass aft of the sliding glass and sunshade
(Included With (Pcj) Experience Buick Package.)
$1,274 $1,400
Unselected $191 $210
Unselected $774 $850
Unselected $250 $275
Unselected $0 $0
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Unselected $36 $40
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Unselected includes 2 head restraint-mounted 7-inch diagonal LCD monitors, dual built-in DVD players, 2 wireless headphones and wireless remote
(Not Available With (U42) Rear Seat Entertainment System With Dvd Player Or (Acx) Hit The Road Accessory Package, Lpo.)
$1,815 $1,995
Unselected with remote control, overhead display, 2 sets of 2-channel wireless infrared headphones, auxiliary audio/video input jacks and 120V 3-prong household-style power outlet.
Included And Only Available With (Ui7) Color Touch Navigation With Intellilink, Am/Fm/Siriusxm Radio With Cd/Dvd Player)
$0 $0
Unselected $177 $195
Unselected $137 $150
Unselected $68 $75
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $359 $395
Unselected $68 $75
Unselected $114 $125
Unselected $124 $0
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Unselected $122 $0
Unselected $219 $0
Unselected $389 $0
Selected $0 $0
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Unselected (Requires (Fe9) Federal Emissions Requirements. Not Available In Maine Or Vermont.)
$0 $0
Excluded (Allows A California Dealer (Yf5 Emissions) To Order (Ne1) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In (Ne1) States; Or A Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont And Washington Dealer (Ne1 Emissions) To Order (Yf5) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In California.)
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Excluded (Requires (Yf5) California State Emissions Requirements Or (Ne1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Or Washington State Emissions Requirements.)
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Selected $0 $0
Option Discount
Unselected (Requires (Pcj) Experience Buick Package)

($346) ($380)
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $359 $395
Unselected Built Out For Model Year.)
$359 $395
Unselected Built Out For Model Year.)
$359 $395
Unselected Built Out For Model Year.)
$359 $395
Unselected Available With (Pdp) Enclave Sport Touring Edition. Built Out For Model Year.)
$450 $495
Unselected Available With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition. Built Out For Model Year.)
$359 $395
Unselected Available With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition Or (Pdp) Enclave Sport Touring Edition.)
$905 $995
Unselected Available With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition Or (Pdp) Enclave Sport Touring Edition.)
$359 $395
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Preferred Equipment Group
Selected $0 $0
Selected $0 $0
Unselected 6.5" diagonal touchscreen display, includes Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, rear seat display DVD, USB port, auxiliary input jack, rear audio controls with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and 120V outlet Includes (U42) rear seat entertainment system with DVD player and (UBS) NavTraffic.) $1,269 $1,395
Seat Trim
Selected $0 $0
Unselected with Cocoa interior accents
(Available With (Pcx) Enclave Tuscan Edition.)
$0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
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Seat Type
Selected $0 $0
Unselected second row 60/40 bench, flat folding and SmartSlide access to third row, third row flat folding 60/40 split bench
(Not Available With Interior Colors (432) Choccachino Seats With Cocoa Interior Accents And (7I2) Ebony Seats With Dark Plum Interior Accents.)
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Unselected $364 $400
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Specifications for 2017 Buick Enclave

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Traction control, full-range
    • StabiliTrak Stability Control System with roll over mitigation
    • Daytime Running Lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Automatic Occupant Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
    • Child seat restraint system, rear facing
    • OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) for 6 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
    • Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross Traffic Alert
    • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
    • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
    • Rear Vision Camera, integrated into IntelliLink display
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Entertainment Features
    • NavTraffic. Avoid congestion before you reach it by enhancing your vehicle's navigation or entertainment system with NavTraffic. With detailed information on traffic speed, accidents, construction, road closures and more, you will get to your destination faster and more easily than ever before. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. NavTraffic available only in select markets. For more information, see www.siriusxm.com/navtraffic.)
    • USB port, 2 charging-only ports located in the rear of the center console
    • Audio system feature, USB port, located in the center console
    • IntelliLink includes personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, HMI (Human Machine Interface), phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible, software Bluetooth and smartphone
    • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks and display
    • Audio system feature, Bose performance enhanced premium 10-speaker system (Included with (PCU) Bose Sound System. Required with (UI8) Color Touch Navigation with IntelliLink, AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player.)
    • Bose Sound System single CD Player with MP3 playback. Includes Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, ETR AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio jack which enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players, speed-compensated volume, Theftlock, Radio Data System (RDS) and rear audio controls with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included)
    • Audio system, Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player, 6.5" diagonal touchscreen display, includes Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, USB port, auxiliary input jack and rear audio controls with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included).
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) Chrome-Clad cast aluminum
    • Tires, P255/60R19-108S all-season, blackwall, Michelin
    • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
    • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, chromed
    • Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon, projector lamps hi/low bi-functional with blue tint lenses and chromed bezels
    • Headlights, articulating
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted, rear-side, quarter panel and liftgate
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
    • Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
    • Liftgate, rear power
  • Interior Features
    • Seating, 7-passenger, front bucket second-row captain's chairs, flat folding and SmartSlide access to third row, third row flat folding 60/40 split bench
    • QuietTuning Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
    • Seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power with power recline and 2-way power lumbar control and memory
    • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power with power recliner and 2- way power lumbar
    • Memory settings, memory "presets" for 2 drivers with 8-way power driver seat includes easy exit driver seat, power outside mirrors, and power tilt and telescopic steering column (if equipped)
    • Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with Mahogany wood accents
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls and cruise controls
    • Steering wheel, heated
    • Instrumentation includes Driver Information Center, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery, gear selector, outside air temperature and (U80) compass display
    • Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer
    • Instrumentation, engine oil life monitor
    • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down features, passenger Express-Down feature
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Cruise control
    • Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range
    • Remote vehicle starter system
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer with content theft alarm
    • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger and rear seat occupants
    • Defogger, rear-window electric
    • Glovebox, locking, passenger-side of instrument panel
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 with SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection), DOHC (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6- speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
    • Axle, 3.16 ratio, final drive
    • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive
    • Alternator, 170 amps
    • Trailering provisions, 2000 lbs. (907 kg)
    • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg)
    • Suspension, Premium Ride, 4-wheel independent
    • Steering, power, variable effort
    • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips integrated in fascia

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8 x 1.1
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.0 x 0.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 86.9
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 55.2
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 24.5
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 50.2
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 46.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 115.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 68.9
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 23.3
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11.8
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LLT
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/217
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 288 @ 6300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 270 @ 3400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 118.90
    • Length, Overall (in) - 201.90
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 79.00
    • Height, Overall (in) - 70.30
    • Height, Overall (in) - 71.70
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 67.30
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 67.10
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.60
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 22.0
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Capacity - 8
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 151.1
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.40
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.60
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.30
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 61.60
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 57.20
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.40
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.80
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.80
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 61.30
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 57.00
    • Third Head Room (in) - 37.80
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 33.20
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.40
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 48.30
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 22
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Buick Enclave
    • Body Style - Sport Utility Vehicle
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - H-Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QUP
    • Front Tire Order Code - QQD
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QUP
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QQD
    • Front Tire Size - P255/60R19
    • Front Tire Size - P255/55R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/60R19
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/55R20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 4500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 450
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 4500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 450
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M7X
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - .74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 10.4
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4922
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 7.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Available Colors

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  • Crimson Red Tintcoat Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic

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Buick Enclave is large premium crossover SUV. Cousin to the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, Buick’s three-row crossover debuted as a 2008 model. A new Sport Touring option has been introduced to the 2017 Buick Enclave lineup, with a Satin Black ice-tone grille and 20-inch chromed wheels. Buick Enclave also continues to offer the Tuscan package that debuted for 2016.

A good-looking SUV for family use, the Enclave has aged well, as we expected when it was introduced. Classy on the outside, it’s roomy and comfortable inside, especially when fitted with captain’s chairs in the second row. Materials quality excels within the cabin.

Despite its ample size, the Buick Enclave gets respectable fuel-economy estimates, much better than the truck-based Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Chevrolet Suburban.

Buick’s 3.6-liter V6 develops 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque of calm performance, teamed with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available on all except the base model.

Passengers and cargo get plenty of room within an Enclave, which is among the largest SUVs built by General Motors divisions, and among the most spacious. If fitted with leather seating, the Enclave rivals the feel and finish of several luxury competitors.

Seven-passenger seating is standard, but an eight-passenger configuration with a second-row bench is available. Additional options include a rear-seat entertainment system. Offered for both Leather and Premium trim levels, the new Sport Touring package comes in a choice of three special-edition body colors: White Frost Tricoat, Crimson Red Metallic and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

Safety scores are impressive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Enclave a 5-star overall rating. The score included five stars in front- and side-impact testing and four stars in the calculated rollover risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has granted Buick’s larger SUV Good ratings in each of its tests, except for the difficult small-overlap frontal crash test, which has not been undertaken.

Available safety equipment includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning. However, Enclave lacks the automatic emergency braking that has become almost standard in this category over the past few years.

Side-curtain airbags protect all three rows, while a center-front airbag is mounted on the inboard side of the driver’s seat. A rearview camera is standard.

The 2017 Enclave will be the last of the current generation.


Three trim levels are offered: Buick Enclave Convenience ($39,990) includes second-row captain’s chairs with a 60/40-split folding third row; automatic xenon headlights; an eight-way power driver’s seat; power liftgate; rear parking assistance; remote start with keyless ignition; rearview camera, 19-inch wheels. Also standard are IntelliLink with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and voice recognition; and an AM/FM/satellite radio with MP3 and three USB ports for charging/playback.

Enclave Leather ($44,690) features leather seating, heated eight-way power front seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel. Enclave Premium ($48,550) adds forward-collision alert with lane-departure warnings, a premium Bose stereo with 10 speakers, heated/ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, and 19-inch chromed wheels. The new Sport Touring package can be added to either the Leather or Premium trim level. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)


Even though the Enclave is now in its ninth season, it’s a fine-looking vehicle. Sweeping body lines, which come across as both smart and soothing, are particularly enticing when compared with the similar but relatively shapeless Chevrolet Traverse. Starting with a chromed waterfall-style grille and tasteful shoulder lines outside, the Enclave opens to an adeptly appointed interior with a sensibly configured seating arrangement.

The new Sport Touring option adds a little more color and brightness to what is already a tempting premium crossover SUV, with space for up to eight occupants.


Like the exterior, the richly appointed Buick Enclave cabin has aged nicely. Somewhat ambiguously Art Deco in visual nature, but unabashedly upscale, the dashboard is topped by an analog clock and trimmed with attractive wood. Classy yet conservative in tone, the cabin is awash with soft-touch materials and neat upholstery stitching.

Depending on configuration, either seven or eight passengers can ride in comparative comfort. Front seats are on the soft side, intended to suit various body types. In upper trim levels, front seats are eight-way power-adjustable, heated and ventilated, with memory functions.

Second-row occupants sit a bit higher, for fine views to the front. Leg support is good, and headroom plentiful. Captain’s chairs are standard, but a bench can be specified for eight-passenger capacity.

Third-row space is adequate for two adults, but they probably won’t be pleased to travel far. Getting into the third row, and out again, isn’t a totally dignified endeavor. With all three rows of seats in position, cargo volume totals 23 cubic feet, expanding to 115 cubic feet with second and third rows folded down.

Driving Impressions

The Buick Enclave is more about comfort than swiftness. Peak engine power occurs relatively high in the rev range, while peak torque emerges at a much lower engine speed. That means the Enclave isn’t as emphatic when attempting to pass on the highway, as it is at pulling away promptly from a stoplight.

Handling is relatively accomplished for an SUV of this size and heft, and the Enclave doesn’t lean excessively in curves. More important, the ride is smooth.

Hit the brakes hard, and you get a quick reminder of this vehicle’s mass, in the form of considerable nosedive. On narrow roads, too, the Enclave inevitably feels and handles like a large vehicle.

Choose optional 20-inch wheels, and the ride tends to turn a bit more harsh. They are not our preference. Expect a blissfully quiet experience in any case, brought about by Buick’s Quiet Tuning approach. An Enclave can be equipped to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Fuel economy trails some competitors, but estimates are respectable for a three-row model that weighs almost 5,000 pounds. With front-wheel drive, the Enclave is EPA-rated at 15/22 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined, which is close to other large crossovers. All-wheel drive drops the EPA Combined estimate to 17 mpg, with the City/Highway figures unchanged.


The Buick Enclave is big and comfortable inside, smooth and quiet underway, perfect for hauling a family. It’s our favorite among GM’s three related large crossover SUVs, largely because of its quality materials and quiet ride. Many costly options are offered, to add to the ample standard-equipment list. If equipped like similar luxury SUVs, an Enclave can easily sail past the $50,000 mark. It’s a bit long in the tooth, however, and a new model is on the horizon, so watch for deals.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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About These Prices

As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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