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2020 Buick Enclave

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3.3 (Good)

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2020 Preferred Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $40,000
2020 Essence Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,000
2020 Essence All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,000
2020 Premium Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,400
2020 Premium All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,700
2020 Avenir Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,800
2020 Avenir All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $56,100


What's New

Every 2020 Buick Enclave receives the brand's latest infotainment system that features an 8-inch touchscreen. A new Sport Touring Package adds styling elements like black accents and unique 20-inch wheels.

Choosing Your Buick Enclave

There are four Enclave trim levels to choose from: Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir. Pricing starts at $41,195 including destination for the Preferred and rises to $54,995 for the range-topping Avenir.

Engine Choices

Every Enclave is powered by Buick’s trusty 3.6-liter V6 engine linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It generates 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available on all but the base Preferred trim for either $2,000 or $2,300.

Fuel economy checks in at 18 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 combined. These figures drop to 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Enclave has a flexible cabin with seating for seven. With all three rows in place, there’s 23.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while dropping the third row increases this to 58.0 cubic feet. Fold the second row as well, and the Enclave has 97.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

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Safety Features

The base Enclave Preferred is entirely devoid of active safety features outside of rear park assist. Moving up to the Essence adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change alert, thankfully.

Premium and Avenir models receive the host of safety features that includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, a following distance indicator, and front park assist. The Avenir also gets a standard surround-view camera system and available adaptive cruise control.

The Enclave has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.


New for 2020 is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system fitted in every Enclave. Every model receives six USB ports (two for each row), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wi-fi hotspot capability.

While navigation is standard only on the range-topping Avenir, it's available on the Essence and Premium. The Essence bundles it in the $1,395 Sounds and Sites Package, which also includes a 120-volt power outlet and a 10-speaker Bose audio system; the Premium makes it available as a $495 standalone option. Avenir models also get standard wireless charging.

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Preferred - From $41,195

Despite missing out on key safety features, the Enclave Preferred trim does provide plenty of creature comforts. The front cloth seats are heated, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and the cabin is cooled with three-zone climate control. There’s hands-free action for the programmable power liftgate, LED headlights, and remote start for the engine as well.

Essence - From $43,195

Key upgrades with Essence trim include leather seating that's perforated across the front two rows and an air ionizer. The new Sport Touring Edition package becomes available at this trim level. It combines 20-inch satin graphite aluminum wheels with a unique grille and liftgate badging.

Premium - From $49,595

The significant price increase on Premium models is justified with plenty of bang for your extra bucks. The list of standard equipment grows to include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats with four-way lumbar support, heated second-row outboard seats, a power-folding third row, a Bose 10-speaker audio system, automatic high beams, and memory functionality for the driver's seat, outside mirrors, and steering column.

Buyers can bundle a moonroof and the navigation system through the $3,095 Sun and Sites Package, which also brings 20-inch wheels.

Avenir - From $54,995

The Avenir is the perfect model for indecisive buyers, since pretty much every option on lesser trims comes as standard, including the moonroof, navigation, and surround-view camera system. It also adds an 8-inch driver information display and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood accents.

To get adaptive cruise control, tick the box for the $2,095 Avenir Technology Package. This exclusive upgrade also adds an enhanced automatic emergency braking system and real-time damping to the suspension.

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CarsDirect Tip

The creature comforts of the 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir are appealing, but Premium represents the optimum blend of safety, passenger comfort, and value.

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Expert Review

  • Excellent sound isolation
  • Smooth powertrain
  • Spacious 3rd row
  • Fuel economy isn't great
  • Base model lacks driver assistance features
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Smooth and stylish. Buick has worked hard to re-earn a spot as a respected luxury brand, and it shows in their design. The 2020 Buick Enclave remains one of their most stylish efforts.

Elegant proportions taper into gentle curves at either end, complemented by a few hints of chrome. The interior is nice, too – a curving minimalist dash makes the cabin feel spacious, and upper trims can see luxurious butterscotch leather.

As we’ve come to expect from Buick, the ride is composed and quiet. Sound deadening is excellent, and the standard nine-speed transmission is a good match for the 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Comfortable, too. Even without fancy leather, the Enclave’s cabin is a nice place to spend time. Interior space is excellent, with good head room even when the optional moonroof is added.

One of the Enclave’s selling points is its third row. It’s spacious compared to some rivals, and three adults can fit back there in a pinch (although head room is somewhat limited).

The details are thoughtful, too. The second row is designed to make third-row access easy, and the trunk has a nifty storage bin under the cargo floor. It adds 3.1 cubic feet to the already considerable 98 cubic feet of cargo space (with both rows folded).

Limited features. We applaud the Enclave for its base feature set, which isn’t bad. The Preferred trim starts with cloth upholstery, but it gets heated front seats, a power liftgate, and three-zone climate control.

But getting other essential features is an exercise in frustration. Buick hasn’t caught up to the times in the safety department, which means that common active safety tech like automatic emergency braking isn’t even available on the lower two trims. In a class where those features are increasingly standard, that’s a black mark in our book.

All-wheel drive is a similar story. The base Preferred trim is front-wheel drive only, and even the next step Essence gets only a primitive all-wheel drive option. Getting the most effective system requires bumping up to the Premium trim, which starts at nearly $50,000.

Oh, and if you want any color other than white? That’s extra, too.

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Searching for value. The Premium trim is what you’ll need in order to get the active safety features included, too. At that level, the Enclave also has Bose sound, leather upholstery, and massage-capable front seats.

That’s a good kit, but with all-wheel drive, it puts the price at nearly $52,000. Against luxury crossovers and SUVs from the likes of Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz, that may be a decent bargain.

But against increasingly polished mainstays like the Honda Pilot, it dings the Enclave’s value proposition. The base trim will only appeal to buyers in the sun belt, and a family vehicle deserves better safety tech than the base Enclaves can offer.

One final downside is fuel economy. Even for a crossover, the Enclave's 21 miles per gallon combined (20 mpg with all-wheel drive) is mediocre.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Buick Enclave accomplishes what it set out to do: become a genuinely good luxury crossover. It’s comfortable, spacious, quiet, and chic. With the right options, it ticks nearly all of our boxes.

But it’s also unnecessarily limiting, and getting those options bumps the price up considerably. The Enclave may still make sense for the right buyer, but it's not a slam dunk.

We can’t help feeling that Buick could have had a bigger winner here. As things stand, our recommendation comes with an asterisk, and the competition is worth a look.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 310 HP / 266 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 310 HP / 266 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
97.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
157 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
204.3 "
Exterior Width
78.8 "
Exterior Height
69.9 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.9 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
62.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
61.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,359 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Lower Accent Two-tone / Tri-coat Lower Accent Two-tone / Metallic Lower Accent Two-tone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-40 Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Buick Infotainment System Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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