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|
2014 Buick Enclave$37,972 | 17,121 mi
2014 Buick Enclave$39,500 | 16,957 mi
2014 Buick Enclave$41,791 | 12,212 mi
2013 Buick Enclave$36,990 | 11,993 mi
2013 Buick Enclave$37,322 | no mileage
2013 Buick Enclave$40,500 | 11,511 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$35,990 | 28,828 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$37,999 | 18,988 mi
2012 Buick Enclave$40,987 | 33,315 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$24,841 | 56,514 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$26,995 | 29,814 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$28,922 | 49,227 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$29,630 | no mileage
2011 Buick Enclave$29,821 | 60,156 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$29,888 | 53,750 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$29,992 | 41,672 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$29,994 | 45,319 mi
2011 Buick Enclave$30,991 | 58,161 mi
2010 Buick Enclave$28,822 | 48,351 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$20,995 | 71,723 mi
2009 Buick Enclave$20,995 | 92,280 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$15,988 | 123,467 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$20,900 | 100,189 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$20,990 | 68,349 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$21,650 | 85,540 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$21,991 | 84,685 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$22,800 | 78,142 mi
2008 Buick Enclave$25,495 | 59,803 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.