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2016 Buick Enclave

$21,583 — $35,291 USED
Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
17-18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Center dashboard design
  • IntelliLink multimedia system standard
  • Ride quality
  • Towing capacity

The Bad

  • Hulking size hurts maneuverability
  • Large turning circle
  • Not as luxurious as competitors
  • Cramped third row
2016 Buick Enclave exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Buick Enclave
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2016
Buick has added 4G LTE connectivity and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven electronic devices. There's also a new Tuscan Edition with a bronze waterfall grille and 20-inch chrome wheels with bronze pockets.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Built-in Wi-Fi hot spot and IntelliLink multimedia system with 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • Underfloor storage system in cargo area
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2016
Buick has added 4G LTE connectivity and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven electronic devices. There's also a new Tuscan Edition with a bronze waterfall grille and 20-inch chrome wheels with bronze pockets.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Built-in Wi-Fi hot spot and IntelliLink multimedia system with 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • Underfloor storage system in cargo area
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
35 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

LOVE IT...the comfort is amazing.

by Stephie from Milton, FL on October 31, 2018

Exceeds my expectations. The smooth ride and the quiet ride makes this automobile enjoyable. I haven't owned a car with all the amenities that this car offers. Read full review

(5.0)

Best Vehicle I owned

by kurt4b from Lansing MI on August 24, 2018

Purchased the vehicle because I need room for our family, 4 tall kids. We are all able ride comfortably. Vehicle handles well, even in snow. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Buick Enclave currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Buick

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

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker