$44,300 - $46,300
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Essence Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$44,300 - $46,300
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-18 City / 25-26 HWY
Horsepower
310
Seats
7

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3.6L V6, SIDI, VVT stop/start (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque [359 N-m] @ 2800 rpm)
  • Transmission, 9-speed automatic
  • Axle, 3.49 final drive ratio
  • Drivetrain, front wheel drive
  • Chassis, All-Wheel Drive System with Driver Select
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • GVWR, 6160 lbs. (2800 kg)
  • GVWR, 6400 lbs. (2903 kg)
  • Trailering provisions, 1500 lbs. (680 kg)
  • Suspension, Premium Ride, 4-wheel independent
  • Electronic Precision Shift
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Brake, parking, electronic
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips integrated in fascia
  • Emissions, evaporative system, level 3

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 18 " (45.7 cm) aluminum, painted
  • Tires, 255/65R18 SL, all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) steel
  • Tire, compact spare, T135/70R18, blackwall
  • Roof rails, bright aluminized, integrated
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Moldings, rocker panel, unique accent color
  • Moldings, bodyside, bright, chrome
  • Grille, front shutters, active upper and lower
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Headlamps, LED, includes LED Buick Evonik signature accents with LED bi-functional projector, side marker and reflex, and LED Park lamp in fascia
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Lamps, turn signal indicator
  • Glass, deep-tinted
  • Windshield, acoustic laminated
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome insert
  • Liftgate, power, hands free with projected logo (Buick tri-shield)

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, Buick Infotainment System, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM, with 8" diagonal Color Touch Screen includes 2 USB ports inside center console, Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
  • Audio system feature, USB ports 6 total, first row includes 1 auxiliary, dual USB (1Amp charge and data); 2nd row includes dual USB charging (2.1 Amps); 3rd row includes dual USB charging in rear outboard positions
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • QuietTuning Buick process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration utilizing ultra-dissipative acoustic materials and Active Noise Cancellation to create a quiet interior cabin
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2018 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1- 866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
  • Buick 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first); EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Interior Features

  • Seats, front buckets
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration), includes 2nd row 40/40 Captains chairs with armrests featuring left seat fore/aft adjustment, right seat Pitch Slide for 3rd row access with fore/aft adjustment and 3rd row 60/40 split bench
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger, 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding third row bench, manual folding
  • Head restraints, front, adjustable (up/down)
  • Head restraint, rear center seat
  • Floor mats, all three rows
  • Sill plates, bright
  • Steering column, tilt and telescoping
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Steering, power, electric
  • Engine oil indicator
  • Windows, power driver with Express-Up/Down, front and rear passenger Express-Down
  • Instrumentation includes Driver Information Center, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery, gear selector, outside air temperature and (U80) compass display
  • Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer
  • Interactive Drive Control System includes Stability Control Button and AWD Button (Includes Tow/Haul button when (V92) Trailering Package is ordered.)
  • Driver Information Center enhanced, 4.2" multi-color display, includes speed and trip odometer, fuel economy and range, oil life, tire pressure, battery voltage and timer
  • Compass display (located in the Driver Information Center)
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Open
  • Keyless Start
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control
  • Remote vehicle starter system extended range
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger and rear seat occupants
  • Air conditioning, rear
  • Air conditioning, refrigerant
  • Sensor, cabin humidity
  • Theft-deterrent system vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer with content theft alarm
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Air filtration system
  • Air cleaner, ionizing
  • Glovebox, passenger-side of instrument panel
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor

Safety Features

  • Traction control, full-range
  • StabiliTrak Stability Control System with roll over mitigation
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • Child seat restraint system, rear facing
  • OnStar and Buick connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
  • Buick Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Buick Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Buick vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Door locks, rear child security lock, manual child lock system (rear door latch)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System includes Tire Fill Alert
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

2018 Buick Enclave Owner Reviews

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56 Reviews
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The Buick enclave third row can fit an actual adult comfortably!!

2018 Buick Enclave Essence

I love the new design and the fact that there is a quicker pick up when driving. It drives more sporty than the past body style. I love the space you get in the third row and the trunk. You can fit adults in that third row and we didn't see that kind of space in any of the comparable models we looked at. These were the two features that win us over every time with the enclave! It is an extremely comfortable ride and the trim and technology are all excellent. I love that I can plug my iPhone in and control it with the car play function. What I do not like about it is the automatic turn off feature when you are sitting at a light. I know this is supposed to be more energy efficient but I wish there was a way to turn off this feature if we didn't want to use it. I know that in the Toyota highlander you can turn that specific feature on and off. The other thing that prevents me from saying I love this new model is the way it starts up really rough sounding sometimes. For a brand new design and a car less than 2 years old I think that it should still be starting nice and smooth.

- Andrea D

Best family car most comfortable car with plenty of room.

2018 Buick Enclave Essence

It is by far the most comfortable car I have ever owned. It is a smooth ride, very quiet. Very responsive it handles like a small car, not at all what you would think with the vehicle size. The interior is spacious. Plenty of room for the kids to ride comfortably.

- Ashley M

2018 Buick enclave essence.

2018 Buick Enclave Essence

I like the car. It drives nice and has a lot of cool features. The biggest issue is that the lift gate is lower than my old SUV 2013 GMC Acadia. The touchless liftgate option does not always work. The oil need to be changed sooner than I thought it would too.

- Stephanie S

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