2017 Buick Enclave is a good looking SUV for families and among the better-aging GM cars in recent memory. The Buick Enclave has lived longer than many thought it would. Crossover SUVs are hot properties these days, and aging models usually do not perform as well in the showroom as newer models. But the Enclave continues to be killing it, staying one of Buick’s best sellers nearly a decade down the road. It’s our favorite of GM’s big front-drive-based utility vehicles, which likewise includes its siblings, the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.
2017 Buick Enclave Review
And yet there’s great news when driving, also. As it continues to be since the start, the Enclave is a quiet cruiser. With its 2013 update, the Enclave got dual-flow dampers, which, combined with skillful chassis tuning recent years a General Motors powerful point pays dividends in ride and handling. Even on our test autos larger, 20-inch wheels (19s are standard), the ride quality was quite good; there’s no impact harshness and bulges are more heard than felt. At precisely the same time, this enormous vehicle responds capable and predictably through corners, with less body roll than one might anticipate. Too bad the steering system is over boosted and fails to establish any effort as you wind on more lock; better steering system would go ways toward increasing driver confidence.
2017 Buick Enclave Redesign
The Buick Enclave is one of the largest SUVs that GM makes, and it’s one of the roomiest also. It was our favorite among its relatives Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. The dash looks upscale and is trimmed with good-looking wood and soft-touch stuff. When equipped with leather seating the Enclave manages to punch far above its weight class, and competitions some high-end competitions in feel and complete.
2017 Buick Enclave Interior
The Enclave can seat seven (or eight, when equipped) in comparative comfort. The front seats are soft and designed to fit a variety of body types. In higher trims, the front seat is power adjustable eight manners, heated and cooled, with memory functions for multiple drivers.
In the second row, passengers are elevated for a good view out front, with comfortable leg support and plenty of head room. Captain’s chairs are normal for the second row, but a bench seat can be ordered for more people-hauling obligation.
We’ve even discovered the third row to be adequate for two adults, albeit in spot duty. Getting into and from the third row isn’t an entirely dignified affair it’s not quite a minivan with sliding doors but it is potential.
2017 Buick Enclave Engine
The only engine available for the 2012 Enclave is a 3.6-liter V6 rated at a more-than-sufficient 288 hp and 247 lb-feet of torque. Buyers can choose between the front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), but the only available transmission is a 6-speed automatic that, in a world with seven or eight or even nine gears, reveals the Enclaves senior design. The Enclave also can tow up to 4,500 pounds, enough for light recreational gear, and will do 16 mpg city/22 highway with AWD. When it comes to fuel economy, the Enclave is bested by both the Toyota Highlander and the Acura MDX.
2017 Buick Enclave Price
Excited to see the 2017 Buick Enclave? We anticipate the second-gen of the crossover to be released next year, likely the third quarter. We’re yet to view the prices, but it’ll likely stay around the $40,000
2017 Buick Enclave Video
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