The 2019 Buick Enclave is a great vehicle for families or individuals who want a mid-sized SUV with many desirable luxury features. This well-appointed vehicle features a comfortable and remarkably quiet cabin that seats up to seven passengers. Even the lowest-priced version comes with many great standard features, such as heated front seats, push-button start, a hands-free liftgate, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.
Trims and Standard Equipment
This model year brings four trims (Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir) that come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available on all but the FWD-only Preferred trim. All Enclave trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that delivers 302 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The FWD Enclave produces an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, while the AWD models trail closely with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
Even the Enclave’s base trim (Preferred) comes with exceptional standard features including: 18-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, remote engine start, three-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and roof side rails. The Essence trim receives a standard blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, as well as perforated leather seats, a heavy-duty tow package, sunroof, and top-down parking system (surround-view camera). The higher-tier Premium includes an upgraded 10-speaker premium Bose sound system, heated steering wheel, power-folding third-row seats, and active safety features such as low-speed forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, front parking sensors, and lane departure warning. Last, the Avenir Trim receives standard 20-inch wheels, a navigation system, a larger driver information display, a rearview mirror with integrated camera display, and a wireless charging pad.
Technology & Safety
With all of the protective features on this year’s Enclave, it’s no surprise that it received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard features on all trims include an advanced 7-airbag system, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, and rear vision camera. Other available advanced safety features (standard on the Premium and Avenir trims) include forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, front park assist, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and low-speed forward automatic braking.
The 2019 Enclave is filled with the advanced technology that you would expect from a modern luxury vehicle. Buick’s standard infotainment system provides the hands-free ability, through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, to receive text-message alerts and phone calls and play music. Other standard features on all trims include OnStar and Buick Connected Services capability and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, SiriusXM radio trial, and six USB ports. The Enclave’s innovative QuietTuning technology creates a more peaceful ride than ever before by eliminating unwanted noise through triple door sealing, acoustic laminated glass, and specific suspension tuning. In addition, the available Smart Slide seating feature effortlessly moves the second row to allow for easy third-row access and lower or raise the third-row split-folding seat with the push of a button.