2020 Buick Enclave

Original MSRP Range
$40,000 - $56,100
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 - 18 MPG City / 25 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2020 Buick Enclave

What We Like

  • Enormous interior that's bigger than any 3-row luxury model

  • Abundant standard equipment

  • User-friendly controls

  • Whisper-quiet cabin

What We Don't

  • Big size means it can be cumbersome to maneuver

  • Unremarkable interior quality for a luxury model

  • Finicky electronic shifter

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Buick Enclave?

The Enclave is getting a nice tech upgrade for 2020 with a new 8-in infotainment system that runs Buick's latest software, which comes standard on every trim. A few newly available features include an HD rear vision camera, an HD surround vision camera, 4-way power lumbar seat adjustment and massaging front seats for both the driver and the passenger. There's also a new Sport Touring package available for the mid-range Enclave Essence model that adds a sporty monochromatic appearance with a black grille and special 20-in wheels.See the 2020 Buick Enclave models for sale near you

Which Enclave is the Best?

There's so much standard equipment in the base Preferred trim level that we'd be tempted to keep things simple, but the Essence's leather upholstery and blind-spot warning system are worthy upgrades for a reasonable price. Otherwise, the top two trims sure have nice seats, but they're priced deep in luxury territory, and they really only compare well if you truly value the Enclave's superior interior space. Find a Buick Enclave for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Buick Enclave Cost?

The 2020 Enclave is available in four trim levels: Preferred, Essence, Premium and Avenir. All Enclave models come standard with FWD. AWD can be added to the Essence model for $2,000, and torque-vectoring AWD is a $2,300 upgrade for the Premium and Avenir trims.

The Preferred trim ($40,000) is FWD and only and comes standard with 18-in wheels, automatic LED headlights, a hands-free power liftgate, a backup camera, rear parking sensors, proximity entry and push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats (8-way driver, 6-way passenger), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, second-row captain's chairs, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, six USB ports, an 8-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and a 6-speaker sound system.

The Essence trim ($42,000) adds blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, leather upholstery and an ionizing air cleaner. The Sport Touring package ($1,695) is available exclusively for the Essence trim, and it adds a sporty monochromatic appearance package and 20-in wheels with satin graphite pockets.

The Premium trim ($48,400) adds forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, GM's Safety Alert seat, front parking sensors, automatic high beams, power-folding mirrors (driver-side auto-dimming), driver memory settings, ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, four-way power lumbar front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third-row seat, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, HD Radio and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. A sunroof is optional, and both the Essence and the Premium are available with integrated navigation.

The Avenir trim ($53,800) is the most luxurious Enclave, boasting elevated interior materials, fancier exterior styling and unique color choices. It also adds 20-in wheels and a dual-panel sunroof (both available on the Premium) along with an upgraded instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charging, GM's rearview mirror camera, a surround-view parking camera and navigation.

The Avenir's Premium Suspension package adds adaptive suspension damping. Its Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, higher-speed automatic braking and adaptive suspension.

Enclave Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Enclave AWD 4dr Avenir$56,100 / $53,5196 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave AWD 4dr Essence$44,000 / $41,9766 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave AWD 4dr Premium$50,700 / $48,3676 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave FWD 4dr Avenir$53,800 / $51,3256 Cylinder31018 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave FWD 4dr Essence$42,000 / $40,0686 Cylinder31018 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave FWD 4dr Preferred$40,000 / $38,1606 Cylinder31018 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Enclave FWD 4dr Premium$48,400 / $46,1736 Cylinder31018 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Buick Enclave Safety

Is the 2020 Buick Enclave a Safe Car?

Every Enclave comes with seven airbags (front, front-side, front-center and side-curtain), a back-up camera, rear parking sensors and OnStar emergency communications. Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning are included from the Essence up, and the Premium gains forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and GM's Safety Alert seat. Only the Avenir is available with full-speed emergency braking.

The government gave the Enclave a 5-star overall crash rating with 4-star frontal and 5-star side ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has yet to test it.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$69,098 ($0.92 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Driver Confidence II Pkg
  • Memory Pkg
  • Cargo Pkg
  • Avenir Pkg
  • Avenir Technology Pkg
  • Interior Protection Pkg
  • Floor Liner Pkg
  • Roadside Safety Pkg
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Hit the Road Pkg
  • Premium Pkg

Competition

2020 Buick Enclave vs the competition

2020 Lincoln Aviator - A high-end Enclave is priced similarly to a low-end 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which is all-new for the new model year. This crossover is comfortable, roomy and stylish, and it checks all the right boxes for a midsize 3-row luxury SUV.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse - If you appreciate the Enclave's size and basic feature content, look to the 2020 Chevy Traverse. It's a mechanically similar vehicle, but it has lower-quality interior trappings.

2020 Mazda CX-9 - Although it's not considered a luxury crossover, top Mazda CX-9 trim levels do a convincing impression. The vehicle manages to balance a sporty driving experience with upscale comfort, 3-row seating and excellent fuel economy -- just don't expect comparable sizing.

Used Audi Q7 - The Audi Q7 has much less space than the Enclave. It's also much pricier, so we'd be talking about a used or certified pre-owned Q7 here. Nevertheless, the stylish Q7 is a solid, truly luxurious 3-row SUV. If you can swing the most recent model, which was introduced for 2017, you'll get one of the most technologically advanced SUVs around.

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