2015 Buick Enclave | Review

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As I mentioned in my previous vehicle review post a few weeks ago, I’ll be driving various family vehicles this year to see if they’re a fit for my family of five. I’m particularly interested in SUV’s since I’ve been driving a mini-van for over 10 years now, and I think it may be time for a change to something new, but equally as large, seating-capacity-wise (a 7 seater).

We drove the Buick Enclave (7-seater) a few weeks ago and truly enjoyed the drive. I loved that it felt more mini-van than truck, drove smoothly and had plenty of cargo space for the kids, and actual cargo. One of my biggest concerns about moving from a mini-van to an SUV is the lack of cargo space but the Enclave did not disappoint.

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The groceries fit, no problem, even with the third row seating up.

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I liked the functionality of the dashboard and a large screen, although I didn’t love the analog speedometer. The back-up camera, as I mentioned in my last post, is now on my must-have list.

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Overall, the Buick Enclave met all of my must-haves:

  • 7 passenger seating
  • leather upholstery
  • back-up camera
  • push-button lift-gate
  • USB connection
  • heated seats
  • power moon/sun roof
  • Fits in my garage easily

And also offered a few ‘nice to haves’:

  • push-button engine start
  • Excellent ‘get-up-and-go’
  • Good fuel economy
  • Moving headlights (“articulating headlights”)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Moonroof over the second row

I felt it was missing:

  • locking gas cap

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The Enclave fit in my garage, no problems.

The price of the model I drove was $61,870.00 plus tax, which works out to approximately $875 per month (with 0 down payment, over 7 years) when calculated using the Buick online calculator.

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