Title:2019 Buick Enclave Review - Beauty from the Inside Out
Published:22 June 2018
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2019 Buick Enclave Review - Beauty from the Inside Out

The 2019 Buick Enclave is a generously sized family crossover with a quiet interior and luxury appointments—and no sliding doors.
The 2019 Buick Enclave is a handsome, comfortable SUV with an appearance that belies its size. It offers interesting options and safety features, but at a steep price.

After 10 years wearing the same basic shape, the Enclave was completely updated last year. Buick’s designers bestowed the Enclave with a more muscular and well-defined shape than the model before it, a risk considering the outgoing version aged relatively well.

All Enclaves are driven by Buick’s powerful 310-horsepower V-6 paired with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models and all-wheel drive is available on every trim except the base Enclave. Trim and options packages are straightforward with four available trim levels: Preferred, Essence, Premium, or Avenir.

With updated suspension technology, the Enclave delivers a firm but comfortable ride, and handles corners and rough roads with ease. Noise reduction and sound deadening are high points with the Enclave, typical of a Buick.

Inside, the Enclave is comfortable and roomy, with easy access for both front- and second-row passengers. Third-row seats are surprisingly spacious, easily handling a couple of adults. Cleverly designed second-row seats pivot forward for easy access to the third row.

The 2019 Enclave’s fuel economy is perhaps its biggest weakness, barely scraping into the 20-mpg range in front-drive models. Advanced safety features are available, but are locked out of entry-level trims.

With a starting price just over $40,000, the Enclave easily reached into the near-luxury segment, and the top-end Avenir trim can easily crest $60,000 with certain packages included. That’s Cadillac money, but at that price the Enclave includes nearly every option any GM vehicle has to offer.