2008 BUICK ENCLAVE
This is a daily driver for my wife. It handles very well... acceleration is a little sluggish for the first second or two after hitting the gas but moves week after that. We previously had a mini van (an 06 Chrysler town&country) and the reduced cargo space is taking some getting used to. Overall the ride, performance and features of the Enclave are better than our previous van.
2012 BUICK ENCLAVE
We bought this car because of the ease of ingress and egress to/from the front seats and the great comfort of the seats. In addition, the car has many easy to use features, many of which we are still discovering. So it is a great value for the price.
by RUDOLPH BECKER
2012 BUICK ENCLAVE
Very Satisfied. Personal/Business use. Report from CARFAX VERY USEFUL.
by C L PASCHALL
Used Buick Enclave
Launched in 2008, the Buick Enclave is a popular full-sized premium crossover SUV. Similar to siblings in the General Motors lineup like the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, the Buick Enclave is a more premium version of those others with some slight body changes to mark it as a Buick . The Enclave replaced both the Rendezvous and the Rainier in Buick's lineup. The Buick Enclave is the top-ranked Affordable Midsize SUV in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
The Buick Enclave seats up to eight, though most on the market have a second-row of captain's chairs, putting seating at seven. There are both front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions of the Enclave with the AWD version being the more popular. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the crossover, though some changes have been made to that engine during the Enclave's production. Notably, the addition of Direct Injection Spark Ignition and VVT boosted output and raised fuel economy.
From 2009 forward, used Enclaves for sale are rated by the EPA at 22 mpg highway in AWD and 24 mpg in FWD. More changes to the 2012 Enclave's engine did not change fuel economy, but boosted power further. A six-speed automatic transmission has been standard since the first 2008 model entered showrooms.
The automotive press has been lavish with the Buick Enclave, praising its cargo space, interior roominess, and extremely quiet interior when on the road. This and the Enclave's overall package have made it one of the best-selling luxury crossovers on the market. The 2013 Buick Enclave received a face lift, updating its exterior look to include a new chrome "waterfall" grille (unique to Buick) and better interior refinement and an industry-first center airbag.
The Buick Enclave has seen sales rising since its introduction and has received good marks from both crash testing bodies in the United States.
There are 8,981 used Buick Enclaves in our used car listings, including the Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal and Buick Verano. 55% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 89% have no accident history.