2018 Buick Enclave

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Buick Enclave highlights

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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What is new for the 2018 Buick Enclave?

  • The Enclave is available in a variety of new trims, including the Avenir, Base, and Essence.
  • The Convenience and Leather trims have been discontinued for 2018.
  • Enclave trims have been upgraded with Skylight(s), Panoramic Sunroof, Sunroof(s), Rear Seat Heaters, Power Folding Third Row, Smart Key, Rear Spoiler, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Buick Enclave trims

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  • 310-hp, 266-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Third Row Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Fold-Away Third Row
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  • Includes all features available on the Essence
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • BOSE Sound System
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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

9 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Buick Enclave an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Buick Enclave 25th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Buick Enclave features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/M 38.9"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 41"/M 39.9"/R 37.6"

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Max towing capacity

450/4500 lbs.



2018 Buick Enclave FAQ

More about the 2018 Buick Enclave

1. Third-row seating

If you're looking for a crossover SUV with three rows of seating, the 2018 Buick Enclave has you covered. With its standard second-row captain's chairs and third-row bench seat, the 2018 Enclave can accommodate up to seven passengers. When not in use, the third row also features 60/40-split-folding seats that can extend cargo space up to 58 cu-ft without losing the second row.

2. Luxurious features

The 2018 Enclave is available in four trim configurations: the base Enclave, the Essence, the Premium, and the range-topping Avenir. Even the base trim is well appointed, with standard equipment including tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen display, smartphone integration, heated front seats, and rear parking sensors.

3. Capable engine

Every trim on the 2018 Buick Enclave also comes standard with a zesty 3.6L V6 engine at an impressive 302 hp. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting and a comfortable, quiet ride.

4. Available all-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2018 Enclave, but all-wheel drive is available on all trims except for the base trim. Opting for an all-wheel drive model will yield you some additional traction and control behind the wheel, even in less-than-ideal road conditions. Buick's all-wheel drive system also comes with an innovative Traction Select feature, which allows the vehicle to automatically adjust its AWD settings based on the selected terrain and weather conditions.

5. Excellent fuel economy

A crossover SUV like the 2018 Enclave is a great option if you're looking to minimize stops at the pump. While many factors can affect fuel economy (including road and weather conditions), the 2018 Enclave base trim with 3.6L V6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined.

Meanwhile, stepping up to a mid-range model with the same V6 engine, automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive still yields a respectable EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined.

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