Enormous interior that's bigger than any 3-row luxury model
Abundant standard equipment
Big size means it can be cumbersome to maneuver
Unremarkable interior quality for a luxury model
Finicky electronic shifter
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
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
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.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Year/1 Visit|
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.