Buick is in the midst of reinventing itself in order to attract a younger generation of buyers. This full sized 3-row luxury crossover SUV has been redesigned for the 2018 model year and shares the same platform as the Chevrolet Traverse. Prices start at $39,995 for the Base FWD model with the top of the line Avenir AWD model starting at $55,800.

Under the hood is a 3.6 liter V-6 making 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a 9-speed automatic and fuel economy ranges (depending on FWD or AWD) from 17/18 MPG in the city to 25/26 MPG on the highway.

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    • Something unknown
      Something unknown

      That color looks prefect on that car

      about 8 months ago
    • DucFanDan
      DucFanDan

      Competition: my wife and I actually did cross shop the Q7. It’s much smaller. 14 cubes behind the third row vs 23 for the Buick... AND the Buick has 4” more legroom in that third row. The people+cargo equation isn’t even close. I love Audis, but we can’t give up that much functionality.
      MDX, similar problem, third row nowhere nearly as useful as the Buick. And honestly, the Avenir holds its own in terms of interior quality and features.
      Volvo: They’ve gone off the rails with using overstressed 4-cyl engines in everything, and I was super let down by the buggy software in the S90’s infotainment stack... the XC90 is similar. They look fantastic inside and out, but the actual user experience was an annoying letdown.

      Price: bear in mind you’re looking at sticker. You don’t ever have to pay sticker for a GM vehicle. Some brands don’t really discount, but I can get a 2018 Avenir that stickers at $60k for under $54k. I even found one example being cleared out for $50k ($59,490 MSRP).

      about 8 months ago
    • Larry
      Larry

      Over rated interior, very hard seats !!

      about 9 months ago
    • Michael
      Michael

      Buick competes with Volvo? You must be dreaming :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Re San
      Re San In reply to Michael

      Source: ASBURY Automotive Group


      Reliability

      The LaCrosse has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The S80 doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the car’s engine.

      The battery on the LaCrosse is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the LaCrosse’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The S80’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

      J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Buick vehicles are better in initial quality than Volvo vehicles.J.D. Powerranks Buick 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 19th, below the industry average.

      J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Buick vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles.J.D. Powerranks Buick second in reliability, above the industry average. With 64 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 23rd.

      about 1 year ago
    • Abdigani Ali
      Abdigani Ali

      .

      about 1 year ago
    • William Kiĺl
      William Kiĺl

      And hey, if you want one just wait 5 to 6 or 8 years and buy one on craigslist for 500 bucks.
      All the plastic will be broken it will leak every fluid it has all bushings and joints toast and u will have to roll the window down to open the door lol total piece of shit

      about 1 year ago
    • Anon Guest
      Anon Guest In reply to William Kiĺl

      what car do you think is good then?

      about 9 months ago
    • Siva Mayuran
      Siva Mayuran In reply to William Kiĺl

      William Kiĺl the

      about 1 year ago
    • William Kiĺl
      William Kiĺl

      For whatever reason he uses terms and shares opinions that me not trust him at all.
      These gm vehicles are Old pieces of shit
      Look at the BMW shifter and gauges! Lol what a joke

      about 1 year ago
    • Re San
      Re San In reply to William Kiĺl

      Source: ASBURY Automotive Group


      Reliability

      The LaCrosse has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The S80 doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the car’s engine.

      The battery on the LaCrosse is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the LaCrosse’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The S80’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

      J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Buick vehicles are better in initial quality than Volvo vehicles.J.D. Powerranks Buick 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 19th, below the industry average.

      J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Buick vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles.J.D. Powerranks Buick second in reliability, above the industry average. With 64 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 23rd.

      about 1 year ago
    • canonlybeme4life
      canonlybeme4life

      Great Review. Price is ballooned up dramatically

      about 1 year ago
    • Russell C
      Russell C

      This isn't just a Buick thing, so don't jump all over me. I've been crammed in the 3rd row on more than one occasion. Mostly because I'm less likely than some to lose my lunch or complain loudly. If you're trying to claim 7 seats, why cram 3 in the tightest and most narrow spot in the whole vehicle? That 3rd row goes from uncomfortable to absolutely awful if you need that middle seat. Could you imagine 3 people in that back row? You must really hate thoe 3 people that have to sit there. All so you can show off your "awesome" captains chairs in the middle. Just doesn't make any sense. Plus now, you fold that last row down for some storage and lugging around stuff.. and because it's not a solid middle row.. you have a great launching pad for whatever to come fly towards the first row at the first hard braking. *shakes head*

      about 1 year ago
    • S. J.
      S. J. In reply to Russell C

      If you like this platform, but need 3 in 2nd row, then the Chevy Traverse at least has the option on the lower/mid trim levels. I like the new Enclave but will overlook it b/c of this one thing - lack of 3 seats in 2nd row. So will look at Honda Pilot. A minivan is still the best of all worlds - comfort, seating space/options and cargo capacity.

      about 9 months ago
    • Larry
      Larry In reply to Russell C

      You got that right, the third row is the worst place to sit people, my 160 lb grandson was stuck back there for 4 hours, poor kids was in pain … And the front seats are like sitting on boards wrapped in leather, had to buy a cushion to sit on. My Ford F150 seats are much more comfortable ...

      about 9 months ago
    • Anon Guest
      Anon Guest In reply to Russell C

      if you need solid 3rd row seating then you need something like a ford expedition/chevy suburban type of vehicle not buick enclave

      about 9 months ago
    • iiRex Agar
      iiRex Agar In reply to Russell C

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      about 1 year ago
    • ant sala
      ant sala

      buick still trying to be a luxury brand?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jin Luncheonmeats
      Jin Luncheonmeats In reply to ant sala

      I would say they’ve succeeded. Just look at the 2019 Enclave Avenir!

      about 1 month ago
    • Joey Resch
      Joey Resch In reply to ant sala

      ant sala not trying already are

      about 3 months ago
    • fantomtuba
      fantomtuba

      I want a 7 row SUV! too bad this is a crossover though, whomp whomp.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tek z
      Tek z In reply to fantomtuba

      There isn't such an SUV/CUV with 7-rows...a mini bus will have that!

      about 1 year ago
    • Vincent Fazzari
      Vincent Fazzari In reply to fantomtuba

      fantomtuba i

      about 1 year ago
    • Deepak Kuttikrishnan
      Deepak Kuttikrishnan

      3:05 seven row SUV? 🙄

      about 1 year ago
    • Luke-o 1234
      Luke-o 1234 In reply to Deepak Kuttikrishnan

      Deepak Kuttikrishnan a bus lol

      about 1 year ago
    • mfmf100
      mfmf100

      60k? They must be kidding.

      about 1 year ago
    • zaphod2
      zaphod2

      Tacky and shiny chrome here, there and everywhere.

      about 1 year ago
    • zaphod2
      zaphod2 In reply to zaphod2

      don't you see the difference between a personal insult and criticism over an object? And now you are coming forward with a threat of violence. Sitting behind your monitor and typing in anger. You are sad. And not worth beeing paid any more attention.

      about 1 year ago
    • Re San
      Re San In reply to zaphod2

      "wow, im not even answering to a bitter guy who is personally insulting me over what could be an objective" Yet you speak with certitude about the chrome on "tacky American cars". Now you're stepping into contradiction territory. Oh, and if I did see you in person, trust me on this, I'd slap you on the side of the head and tell you...snap out of it!

      about 1 year ago
    • zaphod2
      zaphod2 In reply to zaphod2

      wow, im not even answering to a bitter guy who is personally insulting me over what could be an objective discussion. You wouldn`t dare to speak a word if you were facing me in real life.

      about 1 year ago
    • Re San
      Re San In reply to zaphod2

      So basically you're stuck on stupid and can't see past your own badge snob bias. You jump at the opportunity to point out chrome on "tacky American cars" but fail to acknowledge and ignore the point I've made about the European/German makes now the worst offenders of this - I guess if the Buick wore a BMW or Mercedes badge the chrome would get a pass. Take a walk you fool.

      about 1 year ago
    • Paul Wicklund
      Paul Wicklund

      Steering wheel looks cheap.

      about 1 year ago
    • bmackins94
      bmackins94 In reply to Paul Wicklund

      Paul Wicklund I've driven them it's not

      about 1 year ago
    • bmwmsport11
      bmwmsport11

      That’s a Nissan Pathfinder steering wheel...

      about 1 year ago
    • DangerousDan
      DangerousDan

      Good solid review of a good solid vehicle, Jeff. Covered all the aspects and you nailed the competition' that people would cross-shop . I don't think this compares with the luxury marques even with the Avenir package but Infinti, Acura are fair game. l would also consider the Ford Explorer and even the GMC Acadia as competitors.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan In reply to DangerousDan

      The Acadia shares parts with the Enclave, so it's not that competitive.

      about 1 year ago
    • QUEENSNY121
      QUEENSNY121

      Not bad!

      about 1 year ago