2016 Buick Enclave: What's Changed

2016-buick-enclave-oem.jpg 2016 Buick Enclave; | Manufacturer image
  • Most significant changes: Standard 4G LTE internet connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot for all models with a three-month free trial data plan
  • Price change: TBA
  • On sale: Mid- to late summer
  • Which should you buy, 2015 or 2016? 2015 unless your family is addicted to the internet

The Enclave full-size crossover SUV shares its design with the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, and the popular trio qualify as automotive senior citizens because the Acadia debuted for 2007 and the others the following model year.  

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Even so, GM has managed to keep them fresh enough to stay relevant, with the latest addition being standard 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, features that some newer rivals don’t offer. The connectivity is free for the first three months, and then a subscription fee will be required. Up to seven devices can connect to the hot spot.

The Enclave comes with seats for seven or eight, front- or all-wheel drive and the ability to tow up to 4,500 pounds, giving it the flexibility to meet different driving needs, and it has some modern touches such as a backup camera, LED daytime running lights and taillights, and available forward collision and rear blind spot alerts, and lane departure warnings.

It is still Buick’s second best-selling model behind the Encore small crossover, so it has aged well — and will have to continue to do so. Industry analysts don’t expect a redesigned Enclave to arrive until the first half of 2017.

Good deals are available on an ample supply of 2015s on dealer lots (search’s new car inventory), including a combination of zero-percent financing, cash back and another offer that promises $7,197 off the MSRP.

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