Buick is a premium brand for General Motors; regular GMC cars but better – higher quality interiors and better designed.
The Buick Enclave can be configured to seat 7 or 8 occupants, and still have reasonable luggage space; 660 liters when fully occupied and a massive 3263 liters when the rear seats are free.
2017 Buick Enclave release date
The latest generation Buick Enclave should be available later this year, fall 2016.
Release date: fall 2016
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2017 Buick Enclave redesign
The Enclave is quite a unique style, part SUV, part minivan, or even a station wagon on steroids, whatever you think of the styling, it gives plenty of space and comfort. The 2017 Enclave has a restyled front-end, including an updated grille, which helps to give an overall impression of quality.
2017 Buick Enclave engine and MPG
Under the hood is a 3.6 liter V6, producing 288 BHP and 247 lb/ft of torque, power is transmitted to either the front or all four wheels (depending on spec) and is coupled with a 6-speed auto transmission.
Fuel consumption ranges between 17 – 26 MPG, which is pretty much what you’d expect from a vehicle like this.
Fuel tank capacity is 22 gallons.
2017 Buick Enclave price
The 2017 Enclave won’t be getting any major upgrades over the current model, it’s basically a restyling exercise, so prices should remain static; $39,000 for the entry level model.
2017 Buick Enclave equipment
Along with a huge list of safety and assistance systems, you’ll also find a heated and adjustable steering wheel, heated & cooled seats which are adjustable in eight directions (with a memory position for the driver’s seat), multimedia system with touchscreen and Wi-Fi, electric rear doors, three-zone climate control, park assist with rear view camera.
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2017 Buick Enclave video review
2017 Buick Enclave interior
2017 Buick Enclave driver’s seat
Leather and chrome are in abundance inside the cabin, even the plastic materials seem solid and well-constructed. The on-board computer is reminiscent of a 1970’s digital watch; the bright green digits are easily seen, even in the strongest sunlight.
Overall, the car is well put together, it has a great blend of style and the ambient lighting gently lights up the cabin throughout without being intrusive.
The steering wheel and center console are without doubt Chevrolet, but trimmed and finished better.
2017 Buick Enclave backseats
Even compared to the giant Ford Explorer, there is an overall sense of space.
The rear seats have been laid out slightly differently than the usual offering; the second row has two seats, making access easier to the three seats on the third row.
There is no shortage of comfort on the third row either, there is plenty of space, even when the option for eight seats is employed.
The second row of seats also has its own climate controls.
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2017 Buick Enclave Cons
This applies more to configuration than to the car itself. It lacks active cruise control and Keyless entry.
2017 Buick Enclave possible owner opinion
“It’s a big car that feels big. Having said that, it goes, stops and handles pretty well; the engine feels smooth and never feels like it’s underpowered or lacking, but if you compare it to the Explorer, it is a bit slower. Now that I’m getting old, I think I’ll enjoy it”.
2017 Buick Enclave pictures
|2017 Buick Enclave|
|Engine type||DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||228 hp; 270 lb-ft|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Passenger volume||151.1 cu.ft|
|Cargo volume||23.3-115.2 cu.f|
|Top speed||108 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $40,000-$51,000 (est)|
|Competitors:Dodge Durango, Mazda CX-9, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot|