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2017 Buick Enclave
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Convenience FWD
Fair Market Price $ 21734
MPG (EPA) 15 CTY /22 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 23/115 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2017 Buick Enclave MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • At end of its lifecycle so there may be good deals on an already well-priced vehicle
  • Generous leg room in third row

You Won't Like

  • Being at end of lifecycle means next-gen will be big improvement
  • Six-speed auto while newer GM vehicles get eight- and nine-speed autos.
  • Lacks active cruise control and latest advanced safety systems

New for 2017

The three-row large premium crossover adds a Sport Touring Edition for 2017 highlighted by a Satin Black Ice-toned grille and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with Satin Black Ice accents.

Vehicle Summary

This could be the last model year of the first generation of GM's large crossovers that also include the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse. The second-generation GMC Acadia, introduced for the 2017 model year, became smaller but the Enclave is expected to remain a true full-size 7-8-passenger family vehicle that sits above the new midsize Buick Envision. The next-generation Enclave will migrate to a new vehicle platform but the current one has served the crossover well, providing a comfortable ride.

Overview

The 2017 Buick Enclave may be a bit long in the tooth but still has lots to offer as a family vehicle. Heated and cooled front seats are available on some trim levels, as well as a heated steering wheel. Second row seats flip and fold easily and slide forward for easy access to the third row. Buyers can opt for two captain's chairs in the third row or a three-person bench and the third row is roomy enough to fit adults, offering generous leg room. The vehicle has a small 6.5-inch touchscreen and has 4G to create a Wi-Fi hotspot (various subscription plans are available). The 3.6-liter V-6 engine is good for 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Being a bit dated, it lags the competition in fuel economy. All-wheel drive is optional.

Safety

The Enclave has forward collision alert and lane departure warning as well as a rear parking assist, rear vision camera, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert as well as automatic occupant sensing system and front passenger detection. The vehicle scores well in IIHS moderate overlap and side crash tests as well as roof strength and the safety of its head restraints and seats. In crash avoidance and mitigation IIHS testing, the Enclave gets only a Basic rating, likely because it is in the last year of its lifecycle; expect new and more advanced safety systems for the second-generation Enclave.

What We Think

The Enclave has been a solid performer and priced below most of its luxury rivals. Anyone in the market for a large family vehicle might consider the good deals that usually come with a vehicle in the last year of its lifecycle. The engine, transmission, and safety systems are a bit dated because they will bell be updated for the next generation but the Enclave is an attractive, quiet, and comfortable crossover.

Cool Fact

The Enclave was Buick's big seller until the subcompact Encore joined the family.

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2017 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

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)
$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

Hit The Road Package (LPO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering, Plastic/Rubber In Load Area; Roof Rails; Steps, Body Color Platform NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CAV] Integrated Cargo Liner (Dealer); [VQQ] Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)
$1005 $1105

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, 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

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

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

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

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

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

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

$91 $100

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

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 (LPO)
Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Front License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Front Rear Molded Splashguards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$250 $275

Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ACX] Hit The Road Package (LPO)
$191 $210

Painted Molded Assist Steps (Dealer)

$773 $850

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Steps, Body Color Platform

CONTAINED IN: [ACX] Hit The Road Package (LPO)
Pkg Pkg

Rear Door

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 (LPO)
$113 $125

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

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

Std Std

Universal Tablet Holder (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [UJ5] Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
$177 $195

Steering Wheel: Wood & 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)

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

Floor Covering, Plastic/Rubber In Load Area

CONTAINED IN: [ACX] Hit The Road Package (LPO)
Pkg Pkg

Illuminated Sill Plates (LPO)

$359 $395

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

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

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Camera and Radar

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

Headlights, Xenon

Std Std

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

Seat Upholstery/Color, Titaium Cloth

N/C N/C

Antenna

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

Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Wireless Remote NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIF] Universal Tablet Holder (Dealer)
$1815 $1995

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

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