If you're looking for a big, comfortable, three-row crossover that won't break the bank, look no further than the Buick Enclave. For 2018 Buick has completely redesigned their big CUV to deliver better performance, handling, a quieter ride and a more premium experience but GM didn't change the Enclave's value proposition. It'll still cost you more than a comparable Highlander or Pilot, but it's also still $10,000 less than the smaller European luxury crossovers as well.


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Comments

    • Von Q
      Von Q

      This Guy does a Great Job Evaluating Cars.... !

      about 3 days ago
    • wiseblissnp
      wiseblissnp

      With the ever changing technology and extreme cost and high depreciation do you think leasing is better? Or is it better to buy? Thanks

      about 10 days ago
    • FAO
      FAO

      Alex, how would this compare with your Dodge Durango?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jay Mac
      Jay Mac

      GM is really bad at packaging options, especially safety systems. Also, when the vehicle is this big, it should be rear wheel drive. Pulling that much car strains the transmission and is overall less efficient to pull rather than push. Making it rear wheel drive and using the 10 speed transmission would make the Enclave more balanced, efficient, and maybe more reliable

      about 1 month ago
    • quantumjim45
      quantumjim45

      Alex - You like the Volvo XC60 & 90 for comparison, but I have eliminated them because of the distraction-intense climate system now only accessed on-screen AND the lack of a plush "grandpa" ride. Enclave fits the bill.

      about 2 months ago
    • Charles-Hubert Devaux
      Charles-Hubert Devaux

      would you recommend this Buick Enclave or a Chevrolet Traverse? Which one is better?

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine

      I bought the Mazda. Brilliant car.

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine

      Id never buy any car where the stop/start could not disabled. No thanks..

      about 2 months ago
    • D. Porter
      D. Porter In reply to Justin Fontaine

      Not as good as a button, but you can install an aftermarket module to disable stop/start.

      about 2 months ago
    • M L Ali
      M L Ali

      Not sure if people even notice but I do not like the side mirrors mounted on the doors. More and more car manufacturers have started doing this lately. I prefer them on the A pillars.

      about 2 months ago
    • The Angry German
      The Angry German

      I was loving it, untik you said there's no button to turn off the auto stop start. I will *never* purchase a vehicle that does not have a button to turn it off. Gm just get's stupider and stupider.

      about 3 months ago
    • D. Porter
      D. Porter In reply to The Angry German

      +The Nagda Family No, it doesn't.

      about 2 months ago
    • The Nagda Family
      The Nagda Family In reply to The Angry German

      2019 version gives you an option to disable auto start stop

      about 2 months ago
    • Braun Strowman unofficial
      Braun Strowman unofficial

      When will you review the traverse I’ve been waiting since this video came out

      about 3 months ago
    • Larry
      Larry

      Over rated, the interior sucks, seats are hard and uncomfortable, it’s like sitting on a board wrapped with leather, my F150 Ford has a better ride than this thing….

      about 4 months ago
    • Larry
      Larry In reply to Larry

      The car rides ok , but the seats are very hard and uncomfortable, we had a 2008 Buick Lucerne leather seats and they were the most comfortable we ever had, the Enclave seats don’t even compare to the old Lucerne…We never owned a chevy, always bought Buicks and Pontiacs . My Ford F150 is much more comfortable to sit in than our Enclave….

      about 4 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Larry

      Buick usually rides very well as did the previous generation Enclave did. I sat in the Avenir version on the showroom and was as nice as our older style Acadia Denali. Just a little smaller.

      about 4 months ago
    • dchawk81
      dchawk81

      In a 235/55R22 tire, the 235 is the tread width in mm. The 55 is the percentage of 235 to get your sidewall height (235 x .55 = 129.25). That gives you a 129.25mm sidewall height (~5 inches). And the 22 is your wheel diameter in inches. R means radial.

      about 4 months ago
    • CurbsideUnderwood
      CurbsideUnderwood

      Sexy Beast...it's weird saying that about a Buick! Lol.

      about 5 months ago
    • buoyant69
      buoyant69

      While I'm not in the market for a vehicle of this type and am not a big fan of GM products, this is hands down the best looking crossover on the market. While it looks very good in photos, it is absolutely stunning to look at in person.

      Well done, GM.

      about 5 months ago
    • kevin q
      kevin q

      Drove the CX9 and it drives like a sports car and that is not what I want in an SUV. I want a luxury soft ride and wanted to thank Buick for that.

      about 5 months ago
    • Alvin Scott
      Alvin Scott

      This is my 3rd Enclave, 2014, 16 & 18; I have the Avenir now and very pleased with handling and power.

      about 6 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Alvin Scott

      The Avenir is the ticket! Best looking version.

      about 4 months ago
    • CrazyBiker
      CrazyBiker

      I always wondered why the american crossovers and minivans have separate mention and controls about tow mode and trailer sway assist/stability control. Does that mean that the Japanese and Koreans with realtime AWD don't have these features?

      about 6 months ago
    • D. Porter
      D. Porter In reply to CrazyBiker

      +Norm T Tow mode keeps the transmission in lower gears. It also activates sway control.

      about 2 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to CrazyBiker

      The tow mode when equipped with a towing package changes the shift points and keeps the transmission in a higher gear.

      about 4 months ago
    • Bengal Ghost
      Bengal Ghost

      Looking good but how reliable are these GM vehicles.

      about 6 months ago
    • #AnsrMax Blake
      #AnsrMax Blake In reply to Bengal Ghost

      I had a lambda platform 2010 outlook. Just traded in for a 2019 Traverse. No issue in all those years. Only one headlight moisture issue.

      about 5 months ago
    • Warren Brett
      Warren Brett

      How does this compare to the traverse?

      about 6 months ago
    • Hydrogen Active Water
      Hydrogen Active Water

      Thanks for the info, I like the part you compare to other cars and I definitely agree with you most of the part. Really good info. Thanks

      about 7 months ago
    • tundralou
      tundralou

      No cutoff switch for stop start-terrible.

      about 7 months ago
    • smoki vib
      smoki vib

      tnx

      about 8 months ago
    • shahram nassi
      shahram nassi

      I like the all your comments thanks so much .

      about 8 months ago
    • Mesut Meydan
      Mesut Meydan

      very nice

      about 8 months ago
    • hook2233
      hook2233

      needs a HUD -lights in glove and console. Have mine 2 months. Drives great-super smooth - comfortable. shifter takes 10 seconds to master.

      about 8 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to hook2233

      We like the HUD in our 2017 Acadia Limited and 2016 Envision. Once you have it it is difficult to do without.

      about 4 months ago
    • Juan Zingarello
      Juan Zingarello

      I agree Alex. Not only the best looking crossover they ever made, but one of the better looking crossovers out there IMO. Its not overdone, or underdone. Its elegant without being overwhelming.

      about 8 months ago
    • cyberpunk alchemy
      cyberpunk alchemy

      Enclave? I see no super mutants any where

      about 8 months ago
    • CurbsideUnderwood
      CurbsideUnderwood

      I love this Buick!! Sexy Beast!! ...it is weird to say that lol. I wish you had driven the higher trim level, but it's a great review as always.

      about 8 months ago
    • Roza Pavlova
      Roza Pavlova

      Why are most American cars now looking like ugly European cars? Where is the pride of America?

      about 8 months ago