2019 Buick Enclave

Original MSRP Range
$40,000 - $55,800
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 - 18 MPG City / 25 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2019 Buick Enclave

What We Like

Enormous interior 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 2019 Buick Enclave?

The Enclave was completely redesigned last year, so it effectively goes unchanged for 2019.

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 are priced deep into luxury territory, and they really only compare well if you truly value the Enclave's superior interior space.

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How Much Does a 2019 Buick Enclave Cost?

The 2019 Enclave is available in four trim levels: Preferred, Essence, Premium and Avenir.

ThePreferredtrim ($40,000) is FWD only and comes standard with 18-in wheels, automatic LED headlights, a hands-free power lift gate, 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.

TheEssencetrim ($42,000) adds blind spot andrear cross-traffic warning systems, leather upholstery and an ionizing air cleaner.

ThePremiumtrim ($48,100) addsforward-collision warningwith pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, GM's Safety Alert seat, front parking sensors, automatic highbeams, power-folding mirrors (driver-side auto-dimming), driver memory settings, ventilated 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.

TheAvenirtrim ($53,500) 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 addsadaptive cruise control,higher-speed automatic braking and adaptive suspension.

Enclave Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Enclave AWD 4dr Avenir$55,800 / $53,2336 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave AWD 4dr Essence$44,000 / $41,9766 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave AWD 4dr Premium$50,400 / $48,0816 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Enclave FWD 4dr Avenir$53,500 / $51,0396 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$48,100 / $45,8876 Cylinder31018 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Buick Enclave Safety

Is the 2019 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, starting with the Essence, while 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

$59,962 ($0.80 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

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance6 Years/70,000 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
  • Experience Buick Pkg
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Touring Pkg
  • Luxury Pkg
  • Hit the Road Pkg
  • Touring Pkg
  • Driver Confidence II Pkg
  • Memory Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Cargo Pkg
  • Interior Protection Pkg
  • Floor Liner Pkg
  • Roadside Safety Pkg

Competition

2019 Buick Enclave vs the competition

2019 Volkswagen Atlas-- If the Enclave's size appeals, then the Atlas is the next-closest thing. Its solid, big-vehicle feel behind the wheel is also similar, as is its premium vibe in upper trims.

2019 Chevrolet Traverse-- If you appreciate the Enclave's size and basic feature content, look to the Traverse. Basically, it's a mechanically similar vehicle, but with lower-quality interior trappings.

2019 Mazda CX-9-- Although not considered a luxury crossover, top CX-9 trim levels do a very convincing impression. It manages to balance a sporty driving experience with upscale comfort, 3-row seating and excellent fuel economy. Just don't expect comparable size.

Used Audi Q7-- The Q7 has much less space than the Enclave. It's also much pricier, so we'd be talking about a used orcertified pre-ownedQ7 here. Nevertheless, the stylish Q7 is a solid, truly luxurious 3-row SUV. If you can swing the most recent model introduced for 2017, you'll get one of the most technologically advanced SUVs around.

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