7 Passenger Buick Enclave Review

08/05/2013 10:14

The Buick Enclave gets a refresh with the 2012 model. The body on the vehicle is basically the same as is the engine. The exterior styling, quality, and interior design have gone through changes and the suspension has received a considerable tune-up. There’s also some new electronics in this vehicle.

The vehicle has a number of seating configurations and it has the V6 power that you need. There’s classier styling with this model and a better interior design. The dashboard on this vehicle has been upgraded and the vehicle has the Buick IntelliLink set of electronics. There’s smartphone app integration as well as a touchscreen display. The vehicle also features inboard side airbags are unique as well as a better suspension system. There’s a better driving experience with this model which is smoother than ever before.



The vehicle comes standard with seven passenger capacity and second-row captain's chairs. There’s also the ability to increase the seating to eight with a second-row bench seat option. Some features of this vehicle include automatic xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, remote ignition, eight-way power driver seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, as well as OnStar emergency communications. There’s also a satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface, and a CD player for all your entertainment needs. The Leather Group option adds a blind-spot warning system, 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, cross traffic alert, eight-way power passenger seat, and heated front seats. The Premium Group option adds a sunroof, 20-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel, 10-speaker Bose sound system, and driver auto-dimming mirrors.


The 2013 Buick Enclave features a 3.6-liter V6 with 288 horsepower as well as 270 pound-feet of torque. There’s a six-speed automatic transmission as well as front-wheel drive that comes standard. There’s an option for all-wheel drive and when the Enclave is equipped it can tow 4,500 pounds. The vehicle will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

Other Features

The vehicle has safety feature such as traction control, antilock brakes, rear-view camera, as well as airbags. The OnStar will alert authorities in case of a crash.

Driving and Impressions

The vehicle is heavy but it’s easy to drive and has good stability. The suspension on the vehicle is quite good and the vehicle has good acceleration for one of its size. This vehicle is great for road trips or when you need something to carry a bunch of passengers.


Overall, the Buick Enclave is one of the most reliable 7 passenger SUVs available. It's worth paying the extra money to get a vehicle that is safer and more reliable than its competitors.