America’s love for SUVs has significantly transformed the way automakers do business, to the point where choosing a seven- or eight-seater model can be quite tricky.
But why would that be difficult? Well, because now, there are lots and lots of choices when it comes to these vehicles, and second, because not all of them are as good as they sound.
So, where does the Buick Enclave fall in? Consumer Reports took out the 2018MY version of the large crossover for a quick drive, and immediately found it “one of the most comfortable SUVs on the road”. The reviewer said that road and wind noise are barely noticeable, and the Enclave responds pretty good around corners, for a car of this size and class, of course.
Generally speaking, the 2018 Buick Enclave wants to be a near-luxury alternative to other three-row SUVs in the segment, at a competitive price. And it does get plenty of comfort features inside, such as leather seats, chrome and wood trim, and an infotainment system with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
Thanks to the physical buttons, the infotainment system is easy to use. But the same cannot be said about the gear selector, which was described as being “un-intuitive” in the review.
Also, the front seats are said to be firm and supportive, suited for extended trips, and thanks to the captain’s chairs, the second row is very roomy. The third row, on the other hand, is low and tight, but slide the second row a bit forward, and you’re all set.
But is that basically all there is to the 2018 Buick Enclave? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s scrolling down and checking out CR’s test.