2021 Buick Enclave

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$40,300

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

21

Combined MPG

7

Seating capacity

204.3” x 69.9”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Buick Enclave trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 4.8
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Excellent Vehicle

I have owned this car for almost 2 yrs & it’s been very reliable & comfortable especially on long trips I would definitely buy again very happy with it.

5.0

Great Vehicle

I have owned this vehicle for over a year and a half no problems very happy with it. Very good for long trips. Would buy again.

1.0

Worst car i've owned!!

We have only owned this car for a year and i have to take this car in every other month to the dealership for brakes and engine emission problems. I'm going to be selling this car and getting something more reliable. Brakes make terrible noise when rolling forward. Word to the wise..do not get this car!

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Buick Enclave base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

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