The Buick Enclave is a large three-row SUV that offers comfortable seating for seven and a smooth ride. However, the most recent version, which was released for the 2018 model year, has some drawbacks, such as a lack of standard driver aids and uninspired interior quality. The newly modified 2022 Buick Enclave is a more well-rounded automobile.
The Enclave’s new front and rear styling is on the outside. The inside of the Enclave appears to be unchanged, however, there is a button-style transmission gear selector instead of the previous lever-style selector. Wireless connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been added to the infotainment system, allowing you to connect your smartphone without using a USB cable.
It’s also worth noting that Buick has equipped virtually all Enclave trims with a number of the vehicle’s previously optional advanced driver aids. Forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist (which guides the Enclave back into its lane if it begins to stray over the lane marker), and blind-spot monitoring are just a few examples.
Overall, we like Enclave’s improvements, but if you’re looking for a vehicle with similar features and options at a more affordable price, consider other similarly high-end choices such as the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride.
Every Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 with 310 horsepower under the hood. It may be directed to drive the front or all four wheels via an unobtrusive nine-speed automatic gearbox. Although it isn’t the quickest crossover, the Enclave is quick enough that merging onto the interstate doesn’t cause any worry, and while it’s at it, let’s not forget about how powerful this vehicle is.
The Buick can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, which is adequate for most drivers. The three-row SUV’s mass is hidden thanks to a well-damped suspension, but it never feels as quick or agile as the Audi Q7. Instead of providing dynamic handling like the Enclave does, the Lexus RX has a smooth ride that glides over pockmarked roadways and barely registers harsh impacts. With clear responses and mild effort, the steering delivers an appropriate amount of feedback for a crossover.
The Buick Enclave is available in three trims: Essence, Premium, and Avenir. All versions are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (310 hp, 266 lb-ft) with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, while all-wheel drive is available on all but the base model. The Enclave can accommodate seven people in two rows of captain’s chairs and a third row of foldable seats that convert to 60/40 split rear seats.