The award-winning Enclave has allowed Buick to firmly establish their presence in the entry-level luxury market. Its handsomely designed exterior, easy highway manners, and decent fuel economy all helped to make it competitive amongst its peers. However, where the Enclave really differentiates itself from similar luxury CUVs is its spacious comfort and quiet ride.
What's New for 2015
Changes to the Enclave are minor. Leather and Premium models now feature a heated wood steering wheel as standard equipment.
Choosing Your Buick Enclave
Buick continues to offer only one engine in the Enclave, a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 288 horsepower and is paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Together they deliver an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the standard front-wheel drive, or 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with the optional all-wheel drive.
The Enclave comes in three available trim levels:
While we appreciate the amenities at the Premium level, they do add significantly to the Enclave's base price. We would split the difference with a mid-range Premium model, or go for the flat-out value of a well-equipped base Convenience.