2022 Buick Enclave

MSRP range: $42,800 - $57,100
MSRP$43,995
Edmunds suggests you pay$44,387

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2022 Buick Enclave Review

  • Generous cargo and passenger room
  • Quiet and smooth ride
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Lots of device charging solutions
  • Pricier than non-luxury rivals, but cabin materials aren't much nicer
  • Thirstier than V6-powered competitors
  • Refreshed front and rear styling
  • Updates to interior styling and tech
  • More standard advanced driver aids
  • Part of the second Enclave generation introduced for 2018

The Buick Enclave is Buick's big three-row SUV that boasts comfortable seating for seven, a relaxed ride and plenty of standard features. But this latest generation, which came out for the 2018 model year, has also had a few downsides such as a lack of standard driver aids and ho-hum interior quality. Pleasingly, the updated 2022 Buick Enclave is a more well-rounded product.

On the outside the Enclave gets revised front and rear styling for a slightly sleeker look. Inside, the Enclave looks pretty much the same, though there's a new button-style transmission gear selector instead of the previous lever-style selector. The infotainment system now supports wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which means you can now integrate your smartphone without having to use a USB cord.

More significant is that Buick has made many of the Enclave's previously optional advanced driver aids standard on every trim level. These include features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist (helps steer the Enclave back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker) and blind-spot monitoring. Overall, we like the Enclave's improvements, but it still might be worth your time to check out similarly upscale rivals such as the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. Check out our Expert Rating of the Enclave below to see how it scores in every category from comfort and performance to value and technology.

Which Enclave does Edmunds recommend?

The refreshed 2022 Enclave comes with significantly more standard equipment than previous years, and a number of stand-alone and packaged options are available for all trim levels now. As such, there's plenty of value if you stick with the base Essence trim.

Buick Enclave models

The 2022 Buick Enclave is offered in three trims: Essence, Premium and Avenir. All models come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine (310 horsepower, 266 lb-ft) that's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on all trims. The Enclave can accommodate seven passengers, with the second row featuring two captain's chairs and a three-seat 60/40-split folding bench in the third row.

Essence
Comes well appointed with feature highlights that include:

  • Proximity keyless entry and push-button start
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration (with wireless connectivity)
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

Every Enclave also comes with advanced driver aids such as:

  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible when parking)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Enclave back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Safety alert seat (vibrates the driver's seat when a safety warning is triggered)

Premium
Adds a healthy number of features that include:

  • Driver's seat memory settings
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line on the windshield)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated outboard second-row seats
  • Power-folding third-row seats
  • Household-style power outlet
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system
  • Digital rearview mirror (allows you to see out the back even with a fully loaded cargo area)
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Enclave and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

Avenir
Tops the range with:

  • Sunroof
  • Navigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Enclave and the car in front)

The Avenir trim is also eligible for the Avenir Technology package that includes unique headlights and an adaptive suspension (enhances both ride comfort and handling). Some features are available on supporting trims as options.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Buick Enclave.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$42,800
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 26 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.0 gal. capacity
Seating
7 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 310 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 266 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 204.8 in. / Height: 69.9 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 89.3 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 78.7 in.
Curb Weight: N/A
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 23.6 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Enclave safety features:

Following Distance Indicator
Uses the radar cruise control system to let the driver know if the Enclave is following the car ahead too closely.
Lane Change and Blind Zone Alert
Alerts drivers of fast-approaching cars in adjacent lanes. Also warns drivers if there's a vehicle in a blind spot.
Safety Alert Seat
Warns the driver of a lane departure or imminent collision by vibrating the seat in the direction of the threat.


Buick Enclave vs. the competition

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2022 Kia Telluride

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Buick Enclave vs. Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is one of Edmunds' favorite three-row SUVs. It feels much more luxurious than its price would suggest. It also drives well and is spacious in all three rows. When you consider that the Telluride is priced lower than Enclave, even with equally matched equipment levels, the choice between these two is pretty much a no-brainer. The Enclave, though, does have more maximum cargo space. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Kia Telluride.

Compare Buick Enclave & Kia Telluride features 

Buick Enclave vs. Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade and Telluride are mechanically related and provide similarly impressive value. Compared to the Telluride, the Palisade offers a few more high-end interior materials and more refined styling. In a head-to-head with the Enclave, we like the Palisade better overall, though it doesn't have as much cargo space as the Enclave with both the second and third rows folded down.

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Buick Enclave vs. Mazda CX-9

If you'd like an excellent driving experience to go along with your three-row family SUV, take a closer look at the Mazda CX-9. The CX-9 isn't as large or as spacious (especially in the third row) as the Enclave, but the CX-9 offers a premium interior at a reasonable price. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda CX-9.

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2022 Buick Enclave First Impressions

What is the Enclave?

The Buick Enclave is Buick's big three-row SUV that boasts comfortable seating for seven, a relaxed ride and plenty of standard features. But it also has a few downsides such as a lack of standard driver aids and ho-hum interior quality. Pleasingly, the updated 2022 Buick Enclave looks to be a more well-rounded product.

On the outside the Enclave gets revised front and rear styling for a slightly sleeker look. Inside, the Enclave looks pretty much the same, though there's a new button-style transmission gear selector instead of the previous lever-style selector. The infotainment system now supports wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which means you can now integrate your smartphone without having to use a USB cord.

More significant is that Buick has made many of the Enclave's previously optional advanced driver aids standard on every trim level. These include features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist (helps steer the Enclave back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker) and blind-spot monitoring.

EdmundsEdmunds says

For 2022, Buick's seven-passenger Enclave gets a little more desirable. You still might find more compelling value from something like a Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade, but overall we think the Enclave is worth a look if you fancy a quiet and comfortable SUV that's got loads of space for people and cargo.


FAQ

Is the Buick Enclave a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Enclave both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Buick Enclave fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Enclave gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Enclave has 23.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Buick Enclave. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Buick Enclave?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Buick Enclave:

  • Refreshed front and rear styling
  • Updates to interior styling and tech
  • More standard advanced driver aids
  • Part of the second Enclave generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Buick Enclave reliable?

To determine whether the Buick Enclave is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Enclave. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Enclave's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Buick Enclave a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Buick Enclave is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Enclave is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Buick Enclave?

The least-expensive 2022 Buick Enclave is the 2022 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $42,800.

Other versions include:

  • Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,800
  • Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,800
  • Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $49,800
  • Avenir 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $55,100
  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $51,800
  • Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $57,100
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What are the different models of Buick Enclave?

If you're interested in the Buick Enclave, the next question is, which Enclave model is right for you? Enclave variants include Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and Avenir 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A). For a full list of Enclave models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Buick Enclave

2022 Buick Enclave Overview

The 2022 Buick Enclave is offered in the following submodels: Enclave SUV. Available styles include Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Avenir 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A). Buick Enclave models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 310 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Buick Enclave comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Buick Enclave comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Buick Enclave?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Buick Enclave and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Enclave.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Buick Enclave and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Enclave featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2022 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

2022 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

2022 Buick Enclave Avenir 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Buick Enclave?

2022 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2022 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase120.9 in.
Length204.8 in.
WidthN/A
Height69.9 in.
Curb WeightN/A

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Buick Enclave?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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