2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Buick Enclave


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 288 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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  • 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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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.)
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Unselected Not Available With (Acx) Hit The Road Accessory Package, Lpo, (Pdh) Buick Interior Protection Package, Lpo Or (Vli) All-Weather Cargo Mat, Lpo.)
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$123 $135
Unselected Includes 150 channels of commercial-free music, talk, news and more in vehicle plus 9 months of listening on the SiriusXM app or online in addition to the 3 months of All Access trial service that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 12 months.
(Requires (U2k) Siriusxm Satellite Radio And A Fleet Or Government Order Type. Not Available With Pr7 And Pr8.)
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(Requires (U2k) Siriusxm Satellite Radio And A Fleet Or Government Order Type. Not Available With Pr6 And Pr8.)
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(Requires (U2k) Siriusxm Satellite Radio And A Fleet Or Government Order Type. Not Available With Pr6 And Pr7.)
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$359 $395
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$359 $395
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Specifications for 2016 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 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 vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
    • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
    • Rear Vision Camera, integrated into IntelliLink display
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Audio system, Color Touch radio with IntelliLink, AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, standard speaker system
    • 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 feature, USB port, located in the center console
    • USB port, 2 charging-only ports located in the rear of the center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. 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.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) 10-spoke 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
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted, rear-side, quarter panel and liftgate
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
    • 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
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power with power recline and lumbar control
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way power (fore/aft) with manual recline and lumbar
    • Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row
    • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with Mahogany wood accents
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls and cruise controls
    • 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
    • Front wheel drive
    • Alternator, 170 amps
    • Trailering provisions, 2000 lbs. (907 kg)
    • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 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
    • 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 Volume (ft³) - 151.1
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.40
    • 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 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) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 24
  • 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
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QUP
    • Front Tire Size - P255/60R19
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/60R19
    • 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) - 675
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M7V
    • 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 - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.5
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4724
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Crimson Red Tintcoat Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic Ebony Twilight Metallic Iridium Metallic Midnight Amethyst Metallic Quicksilver Metallic Summit White White Frost Tricoat
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Iridium Metallic
  • Midnight Amethyst Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

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Ready to seat five to eight people, depending on configuration, Buick’s midsize crossover SUV shares its basic front-wheel-drive structure with the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse. Built with a unibodied chassis rather than a separate frame, the Buick Enclave promises carlike road behavior.

Only one powertrain is offered: a 3.6-liter V6 engine driving a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available, to increase sure-footedness and confidence when the weather turns harsh.

Smooth-riding and comfortable, with a spacious and attractive interior, the Enclave handles like a relatively large vehicle, especially on narrow roads. Fuel economy fails to edge past the average for its class, but it’s markedly better than you’d get with a full-size, truck-based GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.

Introduced for 2008, Enclave was the first member of this GM crossover group. Though comparatively expensive, Buick’s version is an appropriate choice for larger families, especially with the third-row seat installed. Overall utility is comparable to a minivan. Second-row seating is fine for either two or three adults, and the third-row seat is more spacious than those in some competitors. Third-row seats fold completely flat, creating a huge load floor behind the second row. With all seats upright, cargo space behind the rear seat totals 23 cubic feet.

Little has changed for 2016, except for newly standard 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Also new is OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which can provide a built-in wi-fi hotspot. A new Tuscan appearance package is available for models that use bronze to highlight the waterfall grille and its 20-inch chrome wheels.

IntelliLink, GM’s telematics/infotainment system, is standard. Digital features also include Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, and Pandora and Stitcher audio apps. A rearview camera is standard, along with a USB port, HD radio, satellite radio, and voice recognition. Navigation is optional.

Enclave has earned a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That score includes five stars each for the front and side-impact tests and four stars for the rollover test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Enclave Good ratings for all tests. A standard front-center airbag helps protect front occupants in the event of a side impact. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available. So are lane-departure and forward-collision warnings.


The 2016 Buick Enclave comes in three trim levels: Convenience, Leather, and Premium. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available for Enclave Leather and Enclave Premium models.

The Enclave Convenience ($39,065) comes with air conditioning; power windows, door locks, and mirrors; power driver’s seat with power recline; cruise control; CD player; satellite radio; USB port and aux input; HD radio; Bluetooth with audio streaming; cloth upholstery; steering-wheel controls; and a rearview camera.

Upgrading to the Leather edition ($43,660) adds perforated leather-appointed upholstery, power front seats with power recline, lumbar support, and driver’s seat memory; a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel; and heated front seats. Leather AWD ($45,660) has all-wheel drive.

Enclave Premium trim ($47,515) includes heated/cooled seats and a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel. An all-wheel-drive Premium version is available.

Navigation and Bose 10-speaker sound are comparatively low-cost options. Additional options include 20-inch wheels, a head-up display, dual moonroof, heated/cooled front seats, and DVD entertainment.


In our opinion, Buick’s version is the most visually attractive of the trio of large crossover SUVs from General Motors. Handsome, sweeping body lines give it a sleek and shapely profile. Compared to the essentially shapeless Chevrolet Traverse, as well as the angular GMC Acadia, Enclave has aged rather well.

Up front is a chromed waterfall grille. Above the rear wheels, you can even discern a bit of the shape of an old-time Coca-Cola bottle (once considered an informal test of modern design).


In addition to a comfortable road experience and classy amenities, the Enclave provides abundant cargo capacity and flexible, inviting passenger space. Inside, it feels like a premium vehicle, helped by use of high-quality materials as well as appealing design that’s both classy and conservative.

Hints of an Art Deco theme can be seen in the dashboard, which looks upscale and includes an analog clock. Restrained use of wood trim enhances its appeal. Soft-touch materials are accented with stitching.

Getting in and out of the front seats is easy. Those seats are soft and accommodating for passengers of any size. Second-row seats are elevated, to provide a good view and comfortable leg support, with plenty of headroom. Entering and exiting the third row isn’t as easy as it would be in a minivan, though a tilt mechanism for the second row eases the process a bit. Occupying that third row isn’t exactly a pleasure.

Driving Impressions

Accelerating smoothly with its capable combination of 288-horsepower engine and 6-speed automatic, Enclave rides smoothly. In fact, it’s better-riding than a number of three-row crossover rivals.

Handling is fairly responsive, too: better than might be expected. Enclave is actually more nimble than some luxury vehicles. Despite its size, weight and height, an Enclave does not lean too much in curves and it steers relatively well. However, you never forget that the Enclave is a heavy vehicle. Brakes inspire confidence, with a firm pedal feel, yet hard braking produces more nosedive than any vehicle we’ve tested lately.

With 20-inch tires mounted, the ride gets a bit harsher. Even then, it’s more refined, and softer, than you’d get in various other three-row crossover SUVs. An Enclave can tow as much as 4,500 pounds, when properly equipped.

Fuel economy ranks as poor if set against a sedan; but it’s relatively good when compared with a full-size SUV. With front-wheel drive, the EPA estimates 17/24/19 miles per gallon City/Highway/Combined. Fuel-economy figures dip to 16/22/18 mpg City/Highway/Combined with all-wheel drive. Some newer entrants into this crossover class score much higher. The 2016 Acura MDX, for instance, is rated at 20/27 mpg City/Highway.


The Buick Enclave qualifies as an excellent value considering its size, build quality, passenger/cargo space, and level of standard equipment in each trim level. Fuel economy could be better, and this big SUV’s heavy feel on the road could dissuade some shoppers. Overall, Buick’s crossover SUV is worth a test-drive.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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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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