The well-finished interior of even the base model, and flexible seating arrangements will attract buyers who regularly carry people, but also want a luxurious and comfortable vehicle. It's also a good substitute for a truck-based SUV because it's more fuel-efficient and agile.
The base Enclave comes extremely well-equipped. In addition to the requisite power amenities and safety features, all vehicles get a 3.6-liter V6 with 288 horsepower and routed through a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive optional. The Enclave rides on standard 19-inch alloy wheels and has xenon headlights, heated mirrors, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming mirror, six-speaker audio system with satellite radio, Bluetooth and the OnStar telematics system. A power liftgate and tri-zone automatic climate control are also standard.
The Convenience Group adds a backup camera and rear parking sensors. The Leather Group is aptly named, because it adds leather seats along with heated front seats with full power adjustments and memory settings for the driver. Finally, the Premium Group adds cooled front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, 115-volt outlet, power-folding outside mirrors, chrome wheels and a Bose premium sound system. Depending on equipment group, options include a power sunroof, trailer towing package, chrome wheels, navigation system with satellite traffic reports, and a rear DVD entertainment system.
The Acura MDX is more sporting to drive and has more available technology features, but is smaller and only seats a maximum of 7 with less cargo space overall. The Infiniti JX has a better-appointed interior and good navigation graphics, but is also smaller and less powerful. The Lincoln MKT offers a powerful turbocharged engine, but is more expensive. And the Audi Q7 boasts a fuel-efficient clean diesel engine and beautiful interior, but has a cramped third row and is very expensive.
Ultimately, the Enclave is a luxurious three-row crossover that is also hugely practical. While it's not sporty to drive, it's immensely refined and quiet while offering buyers a lot of versatility. It's well-priced, too, and the multiple equipment levels mean there is an Enclave for a wide range of buyers and wallets. Before spending thousands more on a German rival or even a Cadillac, any buyer in the luxury crossover segment should give the Enclave a good, hard look.
The Convenience Group adds some useful features, like rear parking sensors and a backup camera. Convenience models also get a remote start system. Options mimic the base models, and include 19-inch wheels, the Bose sound system, 115-volt outlet, full-size spare wheel, trailer package, all-wheel drive and no-cost second-row bench seat. Overall, the Convenience Group adds a lot of desirable features that also keep the Enclave priced similarly to less-premium competitors.
The Leather Group brings the added luxury of leather upholstery, and heated, full power adjustable front seats. Two memory settings for the driver's seat also control mirror settings. Nineteen-inch wheels are also standard. Options include all-wheel drive, the Bose sound system, 115-volt outlet, chrome 19 or 20-inch wheels, power sunroof, trailer package, second-row bench seat, touchscreen navigation system with or without a rear DVD entertainment system and a second-row console.
The Premium Group is the most luxurious Enclave, and brings more opulent features and levels of technology – and makes it a worthy rival to any crossover. Standard equipment includes adaptive xenon headlights that turn with the steering wheel, power-folding outside mirrors, chrome 19-inch wheels, Bose audio system with 10 speakers, heated and cooled front seats, power-adjustable steering wheel and 115-volt outlet. Optional is a power sunroof, 20-inch chrome wheels, trailer package, all-wheel drive, navigation with our without rear DVD entertainment, and a second-row console.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Buick Enclave$31,390 | 39,104 mi
2013 Buick Enclave$37,500 | 20,761 mi
2013 Buick Enclave$42,900 | 13,142 mi
2013 Buick Enclave$42,900 | 13,602 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$31,000 | 58,940 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$32,996 | 35,147 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$34,690 | 15,578 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$17,998 | 75,916 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$22,775 | 83,965 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$24,164 | 53,575 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$24,295 | 59,566 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$25,480 | 50,545 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$25,879 | 67,719 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$27,995 | 59,649 mi
2010 Buick Enclave$18,999 | 70,798 mi
2010 Buick Enclave$21,555 | 81,830 mi
2010 Buick Enclave$22,000 | 63,834 mi
2010 Buick Enclave$26,990 | 65,354 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$17,683 | 64,552 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$19,400 | 74,484 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$19,475 | 89,909 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$25,950 | 62,810 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$14,720 | 106,057 mi
2008 BUICK ENCLAVE$15,995 | 126,450 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$17,981 | 87,595 mi
2008 BUICK ENCLAVE$18,995 | 108,129 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$21,890 | 64,722 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$21,997 | 41,894 mi
Sporty to drive and available with high level of technology features, but only seats 7.
Nice interior and versatile seating arrangement, but is slower and smaller overall.
Powerful EcoBoost V6 option and well-finished interior, but is more expensive for similar features.
Beautiful interior and fuel-efficient TDI option, but third-row is unfriendly to adults and can be very expensive.