Best Bet
  • (4.7) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $39,065$49,515
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-18
  • Engine: 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7-8
2016 Buick Enclave

Our Take on the 2016 Buick Enclave

Our Take

Buick's three-row Enclave is the most luxury-oriented SUV of its GM siblings, which include the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. It seats seven or eight, and competitors include the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350 and Volvo XC90.Buick has added 4G LTE connectivity and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot for... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Hulking size hurts maneuverability
  • Large turning circle
  • Not as luxurious as competitors
  • Cramped third row

Notable Features

  • New Tuscan Edition for 2016
  • 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available
  • Seats seven or eight, depending on configuration
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Airbag between front seats standard

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 21 reviews

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Smoothest riding car I've ever owned

by Stenogirl from Southeastern Kentucky on December 3, 2016

Smooth riding; comfortable; outside noise reduction-there's hardly any noise heard; made of excellent materials inside and out; it's an all around great vehicle. The headlights on cars we've owned in... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick Enclave Convenience

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick Enclave Convenience

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Buick Enclave Convenience

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Buick Enclave Convenience

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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