2014 Buick Enclave

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Buick Enclave. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Minivanlike roominess
  • Center dashboard design
  • Standard Intellilink multimedia system
  • Ride quality
  • Towing capacity

The Bad

  • Large turning circle
  • Not as luxurious as competitors
  • Cramped third row

Notable Features of the 2014 Buick Enclave

  • Newly available forward collision alert, lane departure warning
  • Seats seven or eight, depending on the configuration
  • LED daytime running lights and rear LED lighting
  • 3.6-liter V-6, six-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Airbag between front seats

What Is the 2014 Buick Enclave?

The 2014 Buick Enclave is a large three-row SUV that competes with the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, Infiniti JX, Lincoln MKT and Volvo XC90. It's offered in Convenience, Leather and Premium trim levels, all of which can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2014 Buick Enclave?

For 2014, the Buick Enclave can be equipped with forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems. SiriusXM tune select and text-to-voice are standard with the IntelliLink multimedia system, and the back of the center console now features two USB ports for second-row mobile device charging.

How Does the 2014 Buick Enclave Compare to Other Three-Row SUVs?

The Acura MDX and Infiniti JX both have more luxurious interiors, but the Enclave has a more spacious third row. The Buick also surpasses those models in maximum cargo space and has the lowest starting price.

What Features in the 2014 Buick Enclave Are Most Important?

The 2014 Buick Enclave is powered by a 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. It offers 4,500 pounds of towing capacity.

Significant standard features include high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, remote start, an IntelliLink touchscreen multimedia system, tri-zone climate control and a power liftgate. Available features include 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels, a navigation system, Bose premium stereo, and heated and cooled front seats.

The Enclave includes antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and side impact airbags for the front seats, along with a unique airbag between the front seats. In addition, all three rows have side curtain airbags. A backup camera and rear parking sensors are also standard, and blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert and lane departure warning can be added.

Should I Buy the 2014 Buick Enclave?

If you're looking for a three-row SUV with plenty of space, an even suspension and plenty of towing capacity, the 2014 Buick Enclave is a strong choice. It also has easy-to-use controls and a standard IntelliLink multimedia system. However, its turning radius is large, and if you're looking for a true luxury SUV, there are better options. The third row may feel cramped for some, but it's larger than its competitors.

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2014 Buick Enclave Overview

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Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I?m in LOVE with this vehicle!

by Tiffany Sifford from Clarksburg, MD on August 27, 2018

My family and I are so pleased with the Buick Enclave that we have vowed to never own another SUV. This Vehicle should be rated number 1. Power, Performance, Stylish, Comfortability, Safety and Space. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Very stylish

by Zach from Duluth, mn on July 30, 2018

Traded in my truck to buy an enclave to haul around the kids. Lots of rooms and stylish interior. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a family car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Buick Enclave currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Buick Enclave Convenience

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Enclave received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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