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2018 Buick Enclave


City 17 - 18 MPG Hwy 25 - 26 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.5
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.8
Nicest car I've ever driven

by Elaine S from Lunenburg, MA | November 23, 2019

This car is just a fantastic vehicle. It rides like a dream, is sleek looking, gets great milage and fits all my needs! Plus I can tow my boat with it! I'd buy this car again!

Love the style and comfort, lots of room & extras.

by Vicki from Anchorage | November 15, 2019

I've been a Buick girl for over 30 years and this one does not disappoint. As a former lease this car was well cared for and had a few luxury items added. It rides quiet and smooth and is easy to drive, love the blind spot alert light!

This vehicle operates and rides very well.

by Traveler from Eau Claire, Wisconsin | November 14, 2019

This is our 3rd Buick Enclave so we believe it is self evident that it satisfies all of our needs. The performance and technological quality continues to improve.

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2018 Buick Enclave Overview

The redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave three-row SUV is slightly bigger than its predecessor but is nearly 400 pounds lighter, has all-new interior styling and features an updated V-6 drivetrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Offered in base, Essence and Premium trim levels -- as well as a new upscale Avenir version -- the 2018 Enclave arrives this fall.

The redesigned Enclave rides on a slightly longer wheelbase and is about two inches longer overall than the already large 2017 Enclave. The new version's overall height is slightly lower, but new exterior styling makes it look considerably sleeker. The new grille and headlights create a stronger visual connection with the rest of Buick's lineup, while the prior model's porthole appliques on the hood have been ditched in favor of chrome flourishes on the front fenders. Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard and 20-inch wheels are available.
The focus on sleek styling carries over to the cabin where the new dashboard has a sweeping horizontal appearance and a lot fewer buttons than before. There's an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system in the center of the dash that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a trial subscription of OnStar 4G LTE internet connectivity with an onboard Wi-Fi hot spot.
The 2018 Enclave seats up to seven people on three rows of seats. A power-folding third row and a second-row seat that can move forward for better third-row access -- even when a forward-facing child-safety seat is installed -- are available.
Standard features include keyless entry with push-button start, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, six USB ports, and a hands-free power liftgate with ground lighting that indicates where the sensor is located. A cabin air purifier and a Bose premium stereo are available.
Under the Hood
All models are powered by a 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that drives a nine-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 incorporates stop-start engine technology to save fuel, and Buick-estimated gas mileage is 17/25/20 mpg city/highway/combined for front-wheel-drive models and 17/24/19 mpg for all-wheel-drive versions. The Enclave's standard towing capacity is 1,500 pounds but it increases to 5,000 pounds with a factory-installed towing package.
Standard safety features include a backup camera, rear parking sensors, a side airbag between the front seats and GM's Teen Driver and Rear Seat Reminder features. Available features include forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, GM's Safety Alert Seat and front parking sensors.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com