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The fully redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave offers more space, power, mileage and towing capacity than the first generation, not to mention a slightly tougher, less rounded look. A new flagship Avenir trim packs upgraded looks and materials, including a Black Ice finish on the grille, as well as concierge-ish service from Buick. All 2018 Enclaves support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a range of advanced safety features is available, but only as options to premium trims.

All Enclaves use a new 3.6-liter engine and 9-speed transmission to deliver 302 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The base comes only with front-wheel drive, but all other versions offer front- or all-wheel drive. A noise-cancellation system, laminated windshield, and plenty of sound-deadening material ensure the driver shouldn't have any trouble being heard from the back with the exception of a great-sounding optional 20-speaker stereo upgrade. Read more on CarGurus: cargur.us/m73HX

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Comments

    • Thecrazeecow
      Thecrazeecow

      Those Tesla headlights lol

      about 6 months ago
    • 530DCTV
      530DCTV

      Check this out!!
      https://youtu.be/B9CU3v7Qb6w

      about 8 months ago
    • iandi Boats
      iandi Boats

      I bought more of those original Buick enclaves back in 2008. Brand new off the lot cxl all-wheel drive version. One of the best Vehicles I've ever owned. 10 years and 206,000 miles later we're still going strong. I hope this new version lives up to that Legacy.

      about 8 months ago
    • Larry
      Larry

      Over rated interior, seats are very hard….

      about 8 months ago
    • Selvin Sam Dhinakar G
      Selvin Sam Dhinakar G In reply to Larry

      Yes.But Chinese made Envision seats are very soft and comfy

      about 1 month ago
    • hook2233
      hook2233

      Shifter takes 10 seconds to learn. 9 speed transmission works fine, you do not feel it shift

      about 8 months ago
    • D. Porter
      D. Porter In reply to hook2233

      I've been driving my 2019 Enclave Avenir for 3 months now and shifting into reverse is still annoying and ergonomically unpleasant, and the transmission is jerky and indecisive. I like everything else though.

      about 24 days ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to hook2233

      hook2233 10 seconds to learn and a lifetime to hate.

      about 8 months ago
    • Cindy Who
      Cindy Who

      Bulbous bohemouth. 😆🤣

      about 9 months ago
    • Titus Hawkins
      Titus Hawkins

      Don't care
      For this guy.

      about 10 months ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks good

      about 10 months ago
    • Harrison William Thorburn
      Harrison William Thorburn

      I think car reviewers love to say Buick is for old people, I see them being owned by families who want a slightly more upscale car than just a Chevy, at least in my neighbourhood. But, I also see you guys still making Found On Road Dead jokes and drooling over Toyotas and Hondas, even when they make a mediocre (or downright ugly) car.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Harrison William Thorburn

      Harrison William Thorburn You're not wrong at all, but the demographics don't lie. The good news is that Buick owner's average age is dropping. I just finished my review of the new Regal GS. Should post soon and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Stay tuned!

      about 1 year ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Nice design

      about 1 year ago
    • CurbsideUnderwood
      CurbsideUnderwood

      Good review, also, nice jacket :)

      about 1 year ago
    • consuetudinary
      consuetudinary

      Just buy a Mercedes, unless you have an uncurable obsession with Buicks.

      about 1 year ago
    • T Mac
      T Mac In reply to consuetudinary

      Buy a Mecedes, close to a dealership, cuz it's going to need a lot of fixin. Been there, done that. No thanks.

      about 8 months ago
    • The Slow Lane TV
      The Slow Lane TV

      Buick is no longer old people cars!!! YAY!!! Now time to save up money...and get a drivers license 😓

      about 1 year ago
    • richard button
      richard button

      I drove the Avenir yesterday and me and the wife liked it much better than the Traverse Red Line. In my opinion it rode better, drove, better, and was more comfortable. And I like the fact that it comes with a full gauge cluster.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to richard button

      richard button Getting increasingly rare these days!

      about 1 year ago
    • shaesham
      shaesham

      Why are you always reviewing POS cars bro? I still can't get over how bad of a value that Chevy Trax was!

      about 1 year ago
    • Pyrosity Onimuto
      Pyrosity Onimuto In reply to shaesham

      whats wrong with the trax?

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to shaesham

      I review what they request me to review. I am nothing but a mere servant.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mitchell Pritsker
      Mitchell Pritsker

      The Buick Enclave has the same gear shifter like on the Buick Lacrosse, and the Cadillac XT5.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Mitchell Pritsker

      Mitchell Pritsker A trend I hope doesn't continue.

      about 1 year ago
    • keytothegate K
      keytothegate K

      It is a good news from the marketing point of view that Buick is "old folks" car because very soon 1/4 of U. S. population will be over 65 and their car is awaiting them

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to keytothegate K

      keytothegate K average new Buick buyer age is 57 years old.

      about 10 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      Mike would you say this is more Chevy or Lexus as far as fit and finish, materials, quality, ect? This doesn't seem that premium to me. I know that it's a tweener luxury car but curious if they fixed all the Chevy build quality gripes? Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to Blake Swan

      Michael Perkins wow. Thanks I'm pretty impressed. Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Blake Swan

      Blake Swan I don't know that I'd go as far as Lexus, but certainly more Lexus than Chevy.

      about 1 year ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to Blake Swan

      Michael Perkins so very much like Lexus you are saying or just a better Chevy

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Blake Swan

      Blake Swan It's much improved.

      about 1 year ago
    • Paul Ho
      Paul Ho

      People: Ew, Buicks are for old people.
      Me: At 30, I think I'm finally realizing that I'm old because I can appreciate a Buick. (Not this one though, maybe that Regal Sportback. If the Kia Stinger didn't exist.)




      Also, I am really digging that jacket.

      about 1 year ago
    • nikhil chugh
      nikhil chugh In reply to Paul Ho

      +Norm T is that an actual fact?

      about 7 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Paul Ho

      Average Buick new car buyer is 57 years old. So you're getting there.

      about 10 months ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Paul Ho

      Paul Ho Thanks, bud!

      about 1 year ago
    • Ivan Vojt
      Ivan Vojt

      "Electronic Precision Shift" - get a SAWZALL & cut that POS off!

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Printy
      Steve Printy

      Blind spots, can’t shut off start/stop? No thanks, I’ll keep my ‘96 Suburban.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ski Bum
      Ski Bum

      Excellent, and entertaining review. Cheers!

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to Ski Bum

      Ski Bum Appreciate it!

      about 1 year ago
    • TruthHasSpoken
      TruthHasSpoken

      Right on: Functional design is missing in Detroit. Can't see out the back and can't see out the back quarter panel. Other gripe that needs to be highlighted: the center consoles are WAY overdone, way too large. Can't even begin to stretch out and move my right leg. The designers want the drivers boxed in. Yuck. No thank you.

      One wonders if those designing these cars ever drive them, especially taking longer trips in them.

      Forget it.

      Great reasons to buy an Outback.

      about 1 year ago
    • C Kriston
      C Kriston In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      TruthHasSpoken qi76

      about 9 months ago
    • TruthHasSpoken
      TruthHasSpoken In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      Interesting this too Michael: they are making cars so that I can see easily "up" but not "out". Having an expansive view of the sky does nothing for me when I need to decide at 75 miles an hour whether to switch lanes. With those large rear pillars, I need to turn my head a long time, away from the road in front of me, to understand what's around me. Terrifically annoying. Just sit in an '18 Equinox as another GM example.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      TruthHasSpoken I hold onto hope that the pendulum is going to swing back. We keep figuring out how to make materials lighter, stronger, and thinner. Pillars will shrink again, and we'll be able to see out of our cars. We'll design more efficient, elegant technology, so it's not just a clown nose stuck on the console. The best design is invisible.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Perkins
      Michael Perkins

      Follow me on IG for behind-the-scenes and upcoming cars: mikedperkins

      about 1 year ago
    • Easy Does It
      Easy Does It

      That shifter is horrid.  Also can't turn off the stop/start system. At least they got rid of those 1950's portholes. Thanks. Good interview. I drive a '17 Malibu Premier 2.0 with 9-speed transmission. No problem. Love it.

      about 1 year ago
    • T Mac
      T Mac In reply to Easy Does It

      Well, yes you can shut off the start/stop system, in manual mode. So there's that. I can't wait to buy one of these next year. I have a '13 and it's been great. This one will be better.

      about 8 months ago