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As Advertised, Except for the NAV
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By forks2
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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My wife and I purchased this vehicle for our expanding family. We went from a 2009 Rav4 to the 2013 Buick Enclave. Lots of space, comfy ride (we've made a few trips up and down the coast with no complaints), and runs smoothly. It is a bit hard to see out the back, but the camera more than makes up for it. Definitely our favorite feature. Two issues with the Enclave: the first is the head rest. For whatever reason, my neck is never comfortable regardless on how I position it. Also, it does not lock into place so whenever someone climbs in the back and grabs it, the headrest gets knocked out of position. The second is the NAV system. Definitely a complete waste of money.


Favorite Features

Back up camera, captain chairs, leather interior.


Suggested Improvements

Revamp the Nav system. It takes forever to reroute and will typically direct you 30 miles out of the way to get you back to the original directions instead of rerouting you. Also, the system has completely locked up on us numerous times and the dealership wasn't able to do anything to fix it. The one on the iPhone is better.


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Nice but horrible City/Hwy combo gas mileage
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By lsegundo
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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The car rides great, interiors really nice, I like the overall features. Have had the car since July(now Oct) and I am getting horrible gas mileage. With a City/Hwy combo every day to/from work I average 12 miles to the gallon. It is so sad to watch....and fill up the tank. The dealer advised to give it to 5K before engine is broken in, but I am not too optimistic - and may be looking to trade it in for that alone.


Favorite Features

Cargo is awesome and was selling point Interiors are nice All design Features also nice Fits me well 5'4 and hubby 6'4


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy needs a huge boost. I am getting less miles per gallon than I did on my 13 yr old Xterra...


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Made us Buy American
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cbitman
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This is truly a wonderful car and our first American car in many years. We have three children under 10 and this is by far the most roomy and classy ride that money can buy. It is a quient and very nicely appointed interior. Having the captains chairs was a must for us and this is the nicest car with that option. One complaint is the hazard button is way too sensitive. i hit that all the time when using the radio. Otherwise, love this car!


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Great...but very frustrating navigation system.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By davidgi
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This car was primarily for my wife. She had been driving a Chevy Suburban. It was doing a fine job hauling our family around (three children and two large dogs) on vacation or around town. However, when it came time to replace the Suburban after 150+K miles, we switched to the Enclave. It's one of the finest SUV for the money. I highly recommend the Enclave, but the buyer should evaluate the touch screen and especially the Navigation system before they decide which vehicle to buy. My wife has no confidence in the Navigation system and often resorts to using her smart phone Maps App to find her way around.


Favorite Features

This SUV looks great. Everything fits together very nicely and the attention to detail is first class. The engine shifts smoothly and sounds slightly sporty when pushed hard. Only on occassion does it feel slightly under powered. The Bose sound system is great. Hands down, one of the best we experienced when shopping around. Since the car is very quiet; you don't need to turn it up to appreciate the speakers. Seats are very comfortable with multiple means of adjustment. Tall drivers will appreciate this because the steering wheel column is very low and sometimes painfully reminds me its there when I swing my legs. I remedied this by sitting the seat to a lower position.


Suggested Improvements

We've had the Enclave for 4-months. The navigation system is the worst I have seen on the market. The touch screen is just "OK", but the navigation system takes frustration to the next level. Our last family car did not have a navigation system; we used a portable Garmin (which are still very good). The voice recognition doesn't recognize half of our voice commands; especially when using multiple syllable words (we have zero accent). The user interface is not intuitive, it's slow to recognize input and often enters double/triple letters because your not sure the system picked up your original input. You also enter in street name before number. Who thinks like that?? i.e. Brown St.; 101


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Good to see Buick being relevant!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By 4262
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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My wife and I were in search of a 7-passenger vehicle and searched high and low. In the end, the refreshed Enclave offered everything we were looking for.


Favorite Features

Refreshed exterior with nice LED driving lights. Interior is comfortable with lots of nice features like touchscreen display and nice materials used for dash, seats and door panels.


Suggested Improvements

There are only two things I would change about it. The 1st is having a keyless remote like most of the luxury vehicles in this segment. 2nd would be getting rid of the sunscreen in favor of the traditional solid panel to cover the roof. Aside from that, no complaints here and we are hoping it brings years of enjoyment!


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Buick made me buy American again
2 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By johnkay
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2013 Buick Enclave Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I'd like to congratulate the Buick team for bringing their product line out of the stone ages. I left this company for dead. I just bought a 2013 Enclave AWD, leather edition and all I can say is WOW. The fit & finish is right up there with Lexus or Mercedes. They didn't short cut as American manufacturers generally do. I can't believe that this car is even American built. The car handles great and the ride is smooth. I especially love the Nav/electronics of the vehicle and it seems that Buick is up to date with these features. The led rope lighting the circles around the top of the dash and front doors is a nice touch at night.


Favorite Features

LED headlights Led rope lighting on the dash on front doors. Exterior design Handling Fit & finish General look and feel of the dash and console


Suggested Improvements

Needs larger front brakes. Stopping power is meh. Sorely needs front parking sensors (bizarre why they left this feature out) Needs Push to start - kind of expected in a 50k car Driver's seat is not comfortable at all and is killing the whole experience for me, which is sad because the rest of the car is AWESOME. I can't seem to find a comfortable adjustment. I wish Buick would copy the exact comfort of the Toyota Sienna's (limited Ed) seats. You melt in those seats. Improved fuel economy. I'm getting 14 mpg folks. I don't have a heavy foot nor accelerate hard. Better microphone when using phone. People complain. Rims need better styling. Too conservative. Let's get sporty!


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