Upscale and yet reasonably priced, the Buick Enclave is GM’s entry in the luxury crossover suv category. With seating for seven, the Buick can be had with a set of captain’s chairs in the second row, or a more conventional bench seat. The spacious and comfortable Enclave rides comfortably, offers a great deal of comfort, and employs a reasonably powerful engine. This comes in the form of a 288-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, which is capable of delivering some 270 ft-lbs of maximum torque. A six-speed automatic transmission routes the output of the engine to the drive wheels. In the standard powertrain configuration these are the front wheels—all-wheel drive is offered as an option. When properly equipped, the Buick Enclave is capable of towing up to 4,500 pounds. Available equipment includes a power liftgate, heated mirrors, a tri-zone automatic climate control system, remote start, Bluetooth, voice control, navigation, and smartphone application integration. The Enclave also offers a rear seat entertainment system with a Bose surround audio system. The safety package includes a rear parking sensor array, rear cross traffic alert, and OnStar’s suite of services, which includes stolen vehicle assistance and remote unlocking. The Buick Enclave earned five stars in NHTSA crash testing, and “good” (the highest) ratings all around in IIHS evaluations.
2014 Buick Enclave Test Drive Video Review