2022 Buick Enclave Review
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.