The 2014 Buick Enclave finds itself at a bit of a crossroads in the large crossover market. On the one hand, last year's refresh has given the Enclave's exterior styling a new lease on life, and the vehicle's bulk is less evident now that it has been concealed under a pleasing collection of curves and chrome. The passenger compartment, too, has been worked up to house the new Buick IntelliLink interface, which removes scads of buttons from the dashboard and adds impressive functionality vis-à-vis interaction with mobile phones and other devices. Throw in a generous helping of leather and wood, and it would seem that the Buick Enclave's status as the apex of the brand's pyramid of prestige is assured.
As appealing as these changes might have been the year before, there are some aspects of the 2014 Buick Enclave that remain status quo. Ultimately, they play an equally large role in defining the character of this comfortable people mover.