2018 Buick Enclave Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,685 - $45,308
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
310
Seats
7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,685 - $45,308
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
310
Seats
7

Ranks #10 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.7 Styling 4.5 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

For 2018 Buick has totally redesigned the 8-passenger, 3-row Enclave crossover SUV. It rides on an all-new platform, has distinctive and fresh styling and its 3.6-liter V6 engine puts out more power and is now mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. And for the first time, the Enclave can be had with a factory-installed towing package.

Buick Enclave Models & Trims

Base $33,685 - $36,714*
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Essence $37,506 - $40,617*
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $39,067 - $42,542*
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Avenir $41,585 - $45,308*
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.72

43 Reviews

79% 16% 2% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The single most important thing I want others to know about my vehicle is how comfortable it is.

My Enclave is incredibly comfortable. The turns are incredibly sharp, the brakes are quickly responsive, and it has incredibly high safety ratings. It handles well during inclement weather, and is heavy enough to keep from hydroplaning during rainstorms. The touchscreen display is incredibly sharp, and the new body style has changed its appearance from a borderline van to a sleek, high end, quality vehicle. I truly love it, and I enjoy the amount of room I have.

- Crystal S

My new redesigned Buick enclave.

Enclave was redesigned for the 2018 model. It has more room inside, more storage space. Sleeker design and very quiet running. Great features such as navigation, onstar, Wifi, backup camera, lane notification and cross traffic notification. Some have hands free tailgate. The enclave is push button start and can be locked and unlocked by pressing button on outside of the door as long as you have the key fob close by.

- Helen R

This car is very high tech. Makes driving easy and lots of hands free features.

I love this vehicle so far. I have no had any problems. Very comfortable. Love the captain seats in the back, makes it easy for kids to get to the third row. I love the amount of storage room in the back, even with the third row seat up. I also like that my phone syncs to the car when I plug it in. It can read text messages for me and the map from my phone displays onto the car.

- Lindsay T

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,685 - $36,714
$37,506 - $40,617

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
310 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 SIDI VVT stop/start (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6800 rpm 266 lb
3.6L V6 SIDI VVT STOP/START
3.6L V6 SIDI VVT stop/start (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6800 rpm 266 lb
3.6L V6 SIDI VVT STOP/START
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/65R18
P255/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.9 in.
120.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
39 ft.

Length

Length
204.3 in.
204.3 in.

Width

Width
78.8 in.
78.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4359 .lbs
4359 - 4568 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
310 hp

Torque

Torque
266 ft. lbs.
266 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
450 .lbs
450 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings