Used Car: 2013 Buick Enclave Review
Reviewers agreed that the 2013 Buick Enclave stands out with an opulent interior, adult-friendly third row and buttoned-down handling.
According to most automotive journalists, the 2013 Buick Enclave's standard V6 engine provides plenty of power, however some said that the Enclave could use more power for quicker acceleration. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The 2013 Enclave has an EPA fuel economy rating of up to17/24 mpg city/highway, which is typical for a V6-powered, three-row SUV. Reviewers wrote that the Enclave has buttoned-down handling and a composed ride, though some remarked that rivals like the 2013 Mazda CX-9 feel more athletic.
The 2013 Buick Enclave's interior is quiet and constructed with first-rate materials, according to test drivers. There is seating for up to eight, and reviewers agreed that the third row is easy to access and spacious enough for adults to sit comfortably. With 115.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear rows folded, the Enclave has one of the largest cargo holds in the class. A rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control and Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth and a USB port are standard. Available features include a 10-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, blind spot and cross traffic alert, a rear-seat entertainment system, leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats. Reviewers were pleased that the available navigation system doesn't complicate audio adjustments and said the climate controls are straightforward.
Other SUVs to Consider
Test drivers said the 2013 Dodge Durango has ample power with its standard V6 engine, as well as crisp handling and responsive steering, which make it easy to maneuver. The Durango also pleased auto writers with its premium interior materials.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander gets slightly better fuel economy than the Enclave, and reviewers noted that it has a comfortable, compliant ride. They also appreciated the Highlander’s attractive interior styling and versatile second-row seats, which have a removable center section to ease access to the third row.