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2016 Buick Enclave
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Convenience FWD
Fair Market Price $ 19857
MPG (EPA) 15 CTY /22 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 23/115 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2016 Buick Enclave MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

The 2016 Buick Encalve is now available with 4G LTE connectivity and three new exterior colors, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and White Frost Tricoat. 19-inch alloy wheels are now standard while chrome-clad units are available as an optional extra. A special edition called the Tuscan Edition is new for 2016 and comes with a bronze grille and 20-inch chrome-clade wheels with bronze pockets.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Buick Enclave is a three-row crossover with seating for up to eight passengers. The Enclave slots above the two-row Encore and is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

Overview

A 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque is the only engine available and it's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is slightly below average due to the Enclave's near 5,000-pound curb weight, with 17/24 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 16/22 mpg with all-wheel drive. There's plenty of space for cargo in the 2016 Enclave, with 23.3 cubic feet when all seats are up, 68.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 115.2 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded.

Safety

Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags for all three rows. On higher trim levels, active safety and driver assistance features such as blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and lane departure warning are available or part of an optional package.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

In the base Convenience trim, standard features include Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, a rearview camera, second-row captain's chairs, Bluetooth connectivity, a power liftgate, HID headlights, and tri-zone climate control. Higher trim levels are available with navigation and a 10-speaker Bose surround sound system.

What We Think

In a 2013 First Test review, we said that the Enclave's infotainment system is easy to use and within reach. Passenger space, especially when opted with the second-row captain's chairs, is generous while cargo space is ample even when all three rows are in use. The crossover's comfortable ride is also another strong point, making it a great choice for long journeys. However, due to the Enclave's near 5,000-pound curb weight means its acceleration is leisurely, especially when compared to competitors like the Infiniti QX60. Even though it has a nicely trimmed interior, the dated instrument cluster and digital display show the Enclave's age.

Cool Fact

The Buick Enclave is closely related to the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse.

You'll Like:

  • Spacious interior
  • Easy to use infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like:

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Interior design is showing its age

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 BUICK ENCLAVE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (6T75)
Trim
Convenience FWD
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
288@6300
Standard MPG
15/22
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Hit the Road Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering, Plastic/Rubber In Load Area; Roof Rails; Steps, Body Color Platform NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VLI] All Weather Cargo Mat (Dealer); [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [VQK] Front Rear Molded Splashguards (Dealer); [CAV] Integrated Cargo Liner (Dealer); [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer); [VQQ] Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)
$1005 $1105

Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VLI] All Weather Cargo Mat (Dealer); [VAV] All Weather Floor Mats 1st & 2nd Row (Dealer); [VKN] All Wheather Floor Mats 3rd Row (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$227 $250

Trailering Package

INCLUDES: Heavy Duty Engine Cooling System; Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Alloy Rim; Undermount; Trailer Towing Prep
$523 $575

Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Load Restraint
$127 $140

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (6T75)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crimson Red Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Midnight Amethyst Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Iridium Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [VQR] Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Remote

CONTAINED IN: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.160

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 22.0 Gallon

Std Std

Heavy Duty Engine Cooling System

CONTAINED IN: [V92] Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Engine Block Heater

$68 $75

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VQK] Front Rear Molded Splashguards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Steps, Body Color Platform

CONTAINED IN: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Front License Plate Bracket

$13 $15

Front Rear Molded Splashguards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$250 $275

Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$191 $210

Painted Molded Assist Steps (Dealer)

$773 $850

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [VQR] Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Integrated Cargo Liner (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$122 $135

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering, Plastic/Rubber In Load Area

CONTAINED IN: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood & Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Wood & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates

$359 $395

Universal Tablet Holder (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
$186 $205

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

All Weather Floor Mats 1st & 2nd Row (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$136 $150

All Wheather Floor Mats 3rd Row (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$68 $75

All Weather Cargo Mat (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$68 $75

Floor Mats

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Quicksilver Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Crimson Red Tintcoat Paint

$450 $495

Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic Paint

$359 $395

White Frost Tricoat Paint

$905 $995

Midnight Amethyst Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Ebony Twilight Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Iridium Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front Seats Center

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Bi-Xenon

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Titaium Cloth

N/C N/C

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, 2-Way Power Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Captain's Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 6

Std Std

Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Wireless Remote NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holder (Dealer)
$1851 $2035

Antenna

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Alloy Rim; Undermount

CONTAINED IN: [V92] Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P255/60SR19 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$63 $70

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4