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Buick Enclave 2017 Model Review- – 7 passenger Cross SUV for a big family

The 2017 Buick Enclave is a luxury SUV. The starting MSRP of this mid-size SUV is $49,135. The 2017 Buick Enclave is a seven-seater smooth-driving SUV, which can seat up to 8-passenger. The car comes with decent exterior profile, three generous rows of seating, impressive interior and segment leading cargo volume. On the plus side, the SUV features OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Buick Enclave 2017 was in fact introduced in 2013 , means , the car has not much changed.The model is due for a refresh in 2018.But ,still, 2017 Buick Enclave has a place in Buicks lineup.It is a crossover that means if you do not want to go for a full size suv like Yukon but still want to have a 7 seater it is for you.

The 2017 Buick Enclave is offered in three trim levels – Convenience, Leather and Premium. At the same time, it comes in both options – FWD and AWD.  


Buick Enclave 2017 is not much different from Buick 2016

The 2017 Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine which delivers 288 horsepower @ 6300 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm. The engine is linked to a Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed automatic transmission. As far as mileage is concerned, the SUV has a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

The SUV has a fuel tank capacity of 22 gal. It has trailering capacity of 4500 lb. The curb weight of the vehicle is 4850 – 5100 lb. Moreover, the SUV has 3.16 of Axle Ratio. The SUV achieves the 0 – 60 mph mark within 7.9 seconds with a top tracking speed of 108 mph. 


Buick Enclave Known for its gorgeous look needs modern age change

The 2017 Buick Enclave comes with eye-catching exterior. The SUV comes packed with lots of exterior features like High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon projector headlamps with LED lighting accents, automatic on /off headlamps, power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, dual power front and fixed rear sunroof, front intermittent wipers with structure less wiper blades and power liftgate.

Besides, the car is fitted with 19" 10-spoke aluminum wheels and paired with 19" all-season blackwall tires.

In terms of dimension, it measures 201.9 inches or 5,128.26 mm in length, 79 inches or 2,006.6 mm in width and 70.3 inches or 1,785.62 mm in height. At the same time, it has a wheelbase of 118.9 inches or 3,020.06 mm.

Moreover, the SUV comes in these glittering colors – Crimson Red Tintcoat, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Iridium Metallic and Dark Chocolate Metallic.  


Access to third row by sliding 2nd row creates comfortable space for passengers

The interior of the 2017 Buick Enclave is spacious and comfortable. It comes equipped with leather wrapped, soft and heated steering wheel, power windows, quiet tuning, eight way power front passenger seat adjuster, eight way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, cruise control, locking glove box and passenger side of instrument panel.

The feeling of steering wheel is quite fabulous.Top part has a wood finish along with leather finish down below.The heated steering option is located on the side.There is a wood essence all around the interior.

Other features of the SUV include steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors and remote keyless entry. Moreover, the 2017 Buick Enclave comes with a maximum cargo volume of 115.2 cubic feet.

As for seating configuration, the SUV has two captain’s chairs in the second row and seating capacity can be increased up to eight-passenger. There is adequate head room, shoulder room and leg room for the front row passengers as well as second row occupants. Even third row is roomy and adults can comfortably seat.

The access to the third row in Buick Enclave is quite easy where the 2nd row seats can slide forward making a comfortable passage for the entry.This saves you from getting into the third row seats by crawling through the middle of captains chai seats of 2nd row.On folding the third row flat you get a large storage space.

In terms of comfort and convenience, the 2017 Buick Enclave comes loaded with remote vehicle start, power folding mirrors, rearview camera, three zone automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch touch screen, smartphone integration, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth and USB port and a premium Bose sound system with 10 speakers. In addition, the car is blessed with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.


The Cars fuel economy is poor with  15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway

The 2017 Buick Enclave is a good performer. The SUV has a turning radius of 12.31-meter. Steering of the car is smooth. It is fitted with independent front suspension as well as independent rear suspension which provides a comfort ride. On the braking front, the car is fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes. 

In terms of safety, the SUV comes equipped with plenty of safety features such as driver front center seat mounted side impact air bag, frontal and side impact air bags, head curtain side impact air bags, ABS, auto leveling headlights, LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children), rear door locks child security and rear park assist.

Other safety features of the car include rear vision camera, stability control system, tire pressure monitor system, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, emergency trunk release, lane departure warning and traction control.


The 2017 Buick Enclave offers comfortable and composed ride. In addition, the car has spacious interior and good cargo volume. 


The major drawback of the 2017 Buick Enclave is its poor fuel economy. Besides, the SUV does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 


The 2017 Buick Enclave comes with eye-catching exterior, decent interior and segment leading cargo space. Moreover, the highlights of the SUV is its 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and three rows of first class seating.

No doubt, the 2017 Buick Enclave is an excellent family SUV which comes equipped with a number of luxurious features.

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