2021 Buick Enclave

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2021 Buick Enclave
2021 Buick Enclave

Key specs

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The good:

  • Hushed cabin
  • Comfortable ride
  • Third-row space
  • Tilt-and-slide access to third row
  • Ports galore, even for third row
  • Cargo space, even with three rows in use

The bad:

  • Interior not as luxurious as price
  • Bland cabin design
  • Transmission hiccups
  • Engine stop-start can't be turned off
  • Avenir version is pricey for level of extras
  • Important active safety features not standard

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Buick Enclave trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Seven-seat, three-row premium SUV
  • V-6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Second-row captain's chairs standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot

2021 Buick Enclave review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Buick Enclave?

The 2021 Buick Enclave is a premium three-row SUV with room for up to seven people. It’s powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Competitors include the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60

What’s New on the 2021 Buick Enclave?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2021 Buick Enclave Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • LED headlights 
  • Hands-free power liftgate 
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • Six USB ports

Available features include: 

  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Navigation
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking

Should I Buy the 2021 Buick Enclave?

If you have a big family and a lot of cargo to haul, the Enclave will likely meet your needs. However, considering the Enclave’s pricing, its cabin could be more luxurious, and we wish all trims came with the advanced safety features that go in uplevel Enclaves.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Decent car but Quality lacking.

Transmission and brake problems. Transmission rebuilt at 9000 miles. The dealer could not make the brakes not grind. GM has bulletins on problems but slow to do recalls on their problems. Letting owners bite the bullet.


Third row not fir adults

Third row not comfortable for adults. We have 2021 avenir and like to take six adults on outings. Last night I had difficulty exiting back row I am 5’6”. My brother sprained an ankle trying to exit. Not enough headroom and difficult to exit ride is okay but exiting third row is extremely difficult. Too close quarters and too high off ground


Loved the smooth ride for an SUV

Perfect car for my Real Estate business. Ride smooth, plenty of interior room, looks like a nice car and has many features. Great car for the value in money!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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