2019 Buick Enclave

2019 Buick Enclave
Save up to $5,940
2019 Buick Enclave
Save up to $5,940

What’s new

  • No major changes for 2019
  • New front-wheel-drive-only Preferred trim slots below Essence
  • Part of the second Enclave generation introduced for 2018

Pros

  • Generous room for passengers in all three rows
  • Quiet and smooth ride quality
  • Plenty of standard features

Cons

  • Some advanced safety features only available on the top trim level


Which Enclave does Edmunds recommend?

The Enclave with the most bang-for-your-buck is the midgrade Essence. This trim benefits from the Enclave's already excellent standard technology features and adds leather seating surfaces and driver assist functions to make both highway and city driving safer.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Buick Enclave carries over from the redesigned 2018 model with only minor trim and options updates, and that's a good thing. We like the Enclave's long list of standard features and its high level of in-car technology. You can choose from either front- or all-wheel-drive versions of all trims, except for the new front-wheel-drive-only Preferred.

Whichever version you get, know that you'll have a quiet and comfortable cabin that can seat up to seven passengers. The Enclave is one of the biggest SUVs in its class, in fact, and seat comfort and roominess are two of its strong points. Folding down both the second- and third-row seats provides up to 97.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

Equally big is the Enclave's corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Traverse. Besides styling, the main reason to get the Enclave is its considerably higher number of standard features. Even the base Enclave comes with keyless entry and push-button start, a hands-free liftgate, and excellent standard infotainment technology that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

The Enclave doesn't have the road-hugging chops like some of its European rivals, and it's not the least expensive in the segment. But if a comfortable highway ride, a roomy interior and getting lots of features are priorities, take a look at the 2019 Buick Enclave.

2019 Buick Enclave configurations

The 2019 Buick Enclave is available in four trims. They all use the same 3.6-liter V6 engine (302 horsepower, 260 pound-feet) and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Preferred is available only in front-wheel drive; the remaining trims are available in front- or all-wheel drive. The Essence features additional safety and comfort tech, while the Premium trim adds more luxury and safety amenities. At the top, the Avenir promises tech, safety and comfort features on par with what's offered in the best luxury crossovers. All Enclaves have seating for seven.

Even in base Preferred trim, the Enclave comes with features that make it competitive in the three-row SUV segment. It comes standard with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, remote engine start, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with heating, adjustable second-row captain's chairs, and 60/40-split folding third-row seats. Standard in-car technology includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot), USB ports (two in front and four for rear passengers), and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The Essence includes a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, a cabin air ionization system and leather seating surfaces. Optionally, you can add all-wheel drive, a heavy-duty tow package that allows you to pull up to 5,000 pounds, a top-down parking camera system, and a sunroof.

Premium models add low-speed forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, front parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, a 10-speaker premium Bose sound system, lane departure warning and intervention, a heated steering wheel, heated seats for outboard second-row passengers, ventilated seats for the front row, and power-folding third-row seats.

Top-trim Avenir models roll on 20-inch wheels and receive a navigation system (optional on the Essence and the Premium), a larger driver information display, a rearview mirror with integrated camera display, a sunroof, a top-down parking camera system, premium leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, and a wireless device charging pad. Optionally, you can spec your Avenir with the Avenir Technology package that adds adaptive cruise control, upgraded automatic emergency braking and an adaptive suspension.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of this vehicle, but we have experience with the related Chevrolet Traverse. The following is our take on what's significant about the Enclave and what you can expect.

Driving

The V6 provides a nice bit of thrust off the line when you put your foot down, but it tapers off at higher rpm. Expect a 0-60 mph sprint of about 7 seconds, which would be an average time for a three-row SUV. Handling capability should be similarly class-average.

Comfort

Active noise canceling reduces extraneous wind, road and powertrain noise. Automatic three-zone climate control is standard. And all trims aside from the base benefit from an air ionizer. The available adaptive suspension should further help smooth out the ride.

Interior

Buick's seven-seat configuration should provide ample room for second-row and third-row passengers. Getting in and out is facilitated by a tilt-up second-row seat that can provide quick access to the third row, even with a child safety seat installed.

Utility

With all rear seats folded down, you have a huge load floor. Standard roof rails can handle optional crossbars to load bulky and large items on the roof. Maximum cargo space is a healthy 97.6 cubic feet.

Technology

Smartphone integration is standard, but advanced driver assist functions are only available in higher trim vehicles. The Essence and the Premium can be optioned with a Bose speaker system, and the Avenir can be equipped with adaptive cruise control.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Buick Enclave.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Awesome Enclave
Cindy,08/21/2018
Fourth Enclave we have owned. We especially are impressed with the quiet ride, safety features, comfort, people mover, and reliability based on our three previous Enclaves.
LEMON
Ann Salge,10/30/2018
I purchased a 2019 buick enclave about 3 months ago. My 3rd Buick enclave. This 2019 has left me stranded twice now and noboby knows whats wrong or how to fix.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$55,800
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6800 rpm
MSRP
$44,000
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6800 rpm
MSRP
$50,400
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6800 rpm
MSRP
$42,000
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6800 rpm
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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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%

Buick Enclave vs. the competition

2019 Buick Enclave

2019 Buick Enclave

2019 Chevrolet Traverse

2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Buick Enclave vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Both Enclave and Traverse share the same bones, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they use virtually the same powertrain and have excellent interior roominess. The Enclave features exterior styling that's more subdued and a notch above the Traverse, with a classier interior design to match. From a value standpoint, though, the Traverse gets you almost all the same features for a lower cost.

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Buick Enclave vs. Honda Pilot

The Enclave has a bit more power and a lot more interior space than the Pilot. But when it comes to seating, the Pilot one-ups the Enclave with seating for eight versus the Buick's seven. The Pilot also handles twists and turns a little better, though the Enclave's plush ride and quiet interior invite long trips. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Pilot.

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Buick Enclave vs. Buick Encore

The Encore's small size makes it a better pick for dense urban environments. The Enclave's roomy three rows of seating and ample trunk space entice passengers to stretch out. The Enclave is a lot more expensive than the Encore, but you're getting a lot more capability, too.

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2019 Buick Enclave for Sale

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2019 Buick Enclave Overview

The 2019 Buick Enclave is offered in the following submodels: Enclave SUV. Available styles include Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Avenir 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and Preferred 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2019 Buick Enclave?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Buick Enclave and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Enclave 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2019 Enclave.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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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.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Buick Enclave?
2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,300. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,229 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is9.1% below the MSRP.

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2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,190. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,940 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,940 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,250.

The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is11.2% below the MSRP.

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2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,390. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,655 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,655 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,735.

The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is8.1% below the MSRP.

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2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,930. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,891 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,891 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$45,039.

The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Premium 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is11.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,275. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,673 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,673 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$38,602.

The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Essence 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is12.8% below the MSRP.

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2019 Buick Enclave Preferred 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Buick Enclave Preferred 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,035. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Enclave Preferred 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,030 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,030 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,005.

The average savings for the 2019 Buick Enclave Preferred 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is12.3% below the MSRP.

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