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2020 Buick Enclave
Select a Different Model (7 Available): Avenir AWD
Fair Market Price $ 54929
MPG (EPA) 17 CTY /25 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 23/115 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2020 Buick Enclave MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Surprisingly good handling
  • Well-matched engine and transmission
  • Clever, capable AWD system

Cons

  • Too much in common with a Chevy Traverse
  • Desirable features stuck in pricey higher trims
  • Limited standard active safety tech

What's New

  • Sport Touring package
  • Next-gen 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Available massaging front seats

2020 Buick Enclave Overview

The Enclave is Buick's take on the three-row, General Motors FWD-based crossover platform, which it shares with the Chevrolet Traverse, Cadillac XT6, and GMC Acadia. It's also the first model to receive Buick's Avenir treatment—"the highest expression of Buick luxury," according to the automaker.

This is the second-gen Enclave that debuted for the 2018 model year. It faces off against other three-row entry-luxe SUVs like its crosstown rival, the Lincoln Aviator, as well as the Volvo XC90, Acura MDX, and the Enclave's corporate cousin, the Cadillac XT6.

What We Think

How many ways can General Motors slice one piece of pie? That's the question at hand with the Buick Enclave, and in our time with this three-row SUV, we saw it struggling to differentiate itself from the pack. The new Avenir trim succeeds in offering higher quality materials and lots of standard features, but the rest of the line needs more standard tech and variation from the norm to stand out.

The 3.6-liter V-6 that powers all Enclave models has been used under the hood of everything from Camaros to Cadillacs, and it's perfectly adequate here. This nine-speed automatic is smooth and clever in keeping the engine in its powerband. We were impressed with the Enclave's well-controlled body motions, comfortable ride, and off-road performance, especially with the optional twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system.

Its interior is a pleasant place to spend time, though we didn't notice a significant improvement over the loaded Chevy Traverse. Massage seats, new for 2020, should help a bit. We did appreciate how easy it was to access the admittedly tight third row thanks to SmartSlide second row seating.

The Enclave isn't a bad car, but it doesn't do much to keep from blending in with the pack. Perhaps if its better tech features weren't buried in expensive option packages and trim levels, it could stand out as an affordable, well-equipped entry to the luxury market.

Performance and Fuel Economy

All Enclave models are powered by GM's 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on all trims. The V-6 generates 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque that, in our First Test, helped an all-wheel-drive Enclave hit 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. For 2020, the Enclave is EPA-rated at 17-18/25-26 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The Enclave earns a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. Although it hasn't been fully evaluated by the IIHS, it received the highest possible score of Good in the Moderate overlap front and side crashworthiness tests.

Blind spot monitoring and rear park assist are standard on base models, but you'll have to spend a little more cash for more active safety tech. Features like auto emergency braking, front and rear park assist, following distance indicator, and lane-keep assist are standard on higher trims, but even on the top-spec Enclave Avenir you have to pay extra for adaptive cruise control.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

All Enclave models seat seven, and unlike some of its competition, they implement second row captain's chairs and cram three seats into the third row. There are 41.2 inches of legroom for the driver and front passenger, 38.9 inches in those second-row captain's chairs, and only 33.5 inches of legroom for the folks relegated to the back.

From a cargo perspective, the Enclave is pretty huge. It boasts 23.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row, plus another 3.1 cubic feet in an underfloor storage bin. Capacity expands to 58.0 cubic feet with the third row folded down and 97.6 cubic feet behind the first row.

Technology

All Enclave models come equipped with a newly revised version of the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Built-in navigation is an optional extra, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard if you're OK with using Apple or Google's navigation apps. A six-speaker audio system is standard, though Premium and Avenir models boast a Bose 10-speaker setup. All models utilize in-cabin microphones and the audio system for active noise cancellation.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

2020 Buick Enclave Preferred

Base Enclave models come equipped with GM's ubiquitous 3.6-liter engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and integrated roof rails. Inside, you get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 4.2-inch instrument cluster information screen, cloth seating, heated front seats, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, rear park assist, remote start, hands-free power liftgate, leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, and active noise cancellation.

2020 Buick Enclave Essence

It's a small step up to the Enclave Essence, which offers standard blind spot monitoring with lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, satellite radio, and perforated leather-trimmed seats. That being said, it's also available with desirable options, such as premium audio, a trailering package, and a 360-degree camera system, which aren't offered on the base model.

The Essence is also the only model available with the new Sport Touring Edition package, which offers 20-inch aluminum wheels with matte graphite painted inserts and a unique front grille with body-color grille surrounds.

2020 Buick Enclave Premium

Premium models seem like the sweet spot of the range, offering safety features such as auto emergency braking, auto high beams, lane-keep assist, front and rear park assist, and a safety alert seat. Also included are standard luxury features such as power lumbar adjustment, heated and ventilated massaging front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs, power-folding third row, Bose 10-speaker audio, and a power-tilt and telescope steering column.

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir

The Enclave Avenir represents the pinnacle of Buick three-row luxury, boasting 20-inch wheels, unique interior and exterior colors, Avenir interior and exterior branding, leather-wrapped wood-trimmed steering wheel, navigation, power moonroof with rear skylight, 8.0-inch instrument cluster information screen, 360-degree camera system, and a wireless charging pad.

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2020 BUICK ENCLAVE SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
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Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 9 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (9T65)
Trim
Avenir AWD
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
310@6800
Standard MPG
17/25
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Avenir Technology Package

INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Brake Assist System; Brake Assist With Preview; Collision Warning System; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive
$1906 $2095

Cargo Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Cargo Area Tray; Cargo Safety Net NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WH6] Horizontal Cargo Net
$177 $195

Hit the Road Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VXW] Molded Assist Steps (Dealer); [VLL] Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VXW] Molded Assist Steps (Dealer)
$1087 $1195

Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WH6] Horizontal Cargo Net
$245 $270

Roadside Safety Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: First Aid Kit; Highway Safety Kit
$118 $130

Trailering Package

INCLUDES: Heavy Duty Engine Cooling System; Trailer Towing Prep
$591 $650

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 9 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (9T65)

Std Std

Dark Slate Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Champagne Gold Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Slate Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rich Garnet Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Satin Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

CONTAINED IN: [BN2] Avenir Technology Package
Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

CONTAINED IN: [BN2] Avenir Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

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®

CONTAINED IN: [IOT] 8" Diagonal Buick Infotainment System
Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Area Tray

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Safety Net

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Collapsible Cargo Organizer (Dealer)

$127 $140

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [BN2] Avenir Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Dual View Entertainment Display, 8-inch Screen

CONTAINED IN: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Dual View Entertainment Display, 8-inch Screen with DVD

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Horizontal Cargo Net

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDF] All Weather Floor Liners 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Row (Dealer); [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer); [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$63 $70

Keyless Entry Pad

$159 $175

Media Control with Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Rear SD Card Input

CONTAINED IN: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; Dual View Entertainment Display, 8-inch Screen; Rear SD Card Input; Remote Control NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIL] Powered Tablet Holders (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holders (Dealer)
$1592 $1750

Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; Dual View Entertainment Display, 8-inch Screen with DVD; DVD/VCD; Rear SD Card Input; Remote Control NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIL] Powered Tablet Holders (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holders (Dealer)
$1815 $1995

Remote Control

CONTAINED IN: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

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 With Micro Filter

Std Std

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

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

CONTAINED IN: [IOT] 8" Diagonal Buick Infotainment System
Grp Grp

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.160

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.0 Gallon

Std Std

Heavy Duty Engine Cooling System

CONTAINED IN: [V92] Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Manual & Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Active Grille Shutters

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

Front and Rear Splash Gaurds, Body-Color (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$268 $295

Front License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Glass Roof

Std Std

Molded Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PCX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$891 $980

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VRV] Front and Rear Splash Gaurds, Body-Color (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

Std Std

Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$295 $325

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

All Weather Floor Liners 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Row (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WH6] Horizontal Cargo Net
$359 $395

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Illuminated Door Sill Plates (Dealer)

$295 $325

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

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

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Powered Tablet Holders (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
$295 $325

Steering Wheel: Heated Wood & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Universal Tablet Holders (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
$177 $195

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Body-Color Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic with Camera

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Carrageen Metallic

$450 $495

Champagne Gold Metallic

$450 $495

Dark Moon Blue Metallic

$450 $495

Ebony Twilight Metallic Paint

N/C N/C

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Rich Garnet Metallic

$450 $495

Satin Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

White Frost Tricoat Paint

$546 $600

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Front Seats Center

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Collision Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [BN2] Avenir Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert

Std Std

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [PDY] Roadside Safety Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Highway Safety Kit

CONTAINED IN: [PDY] Roadside Safety Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Side Blind Zone Alert

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Surround Vision Camera ; Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Camera and Radar ; Side Surround Vision Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (RCTA)

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

Driver Seat, Ventilated 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory and Active Massage; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 6-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory and Active Massage

Std Std

Rear Seats, Captain's Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Chestnut Leather with Ebony Accents

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leather with Ebony Accents

N/C N/C

Seat, Power Folding Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

8" Diagonal Buick Infotainment System

INCLUDES: Audio System, Digital/Satellite Radio with Multi-Touch Screen; Bluetooth®; Speakers, 10 Upgraded Bose® with Subwoofer; Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone
$450 $495

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Audio System, Digital/Satellite Radio with Multi-Touch Screen

CONTAINED IN: [IOT] 8" Diagonal Buick Infotainment System
Grp Grp

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System (No DVD Player) (Dealer); [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System (with DVD Player) (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 10 Upgraded Bose® with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [IOT] 8" Diagonal Buick Infotainment System
Grp Grp

Ten Bose® Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [BN2] Avenir Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

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

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P255/55HR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$68 $75

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
48
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - GM announces a GM Financial Standalone APR and Down Payment Assistance program that is good towards the purchase of select models. 03-02-2020
$0 3.8% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - GM announces APR rates on select models. 03-02-2020
$1000 GM announces a Bonus Cash that is good towards a purchase on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-02-2020
$4000 GM announces Customer Cash on select models. 03-02-2020