The 2017 Buick Enclave: A Premium Ride for Eight

The 2017 Buick Enclave

The 2017 Buick Enclave is a bit of a hidden gem. With the overwhelming popularity of small crossovers, the redesigned Buick Encore receives more than its share of attention. While that attention is largely deserved, it’s left the Buick Enclave in the dark. And that’s a shame because the 2017 Enclave is a stellar full-sized luxury SUV. And, when you look at the price, it only gets better.

The Buick Enclave is available in Canada in two trims, making shopping relatively easy. The base model is the Enclave Leather. However, the use of the term “base” is a little misleading. The Enclave Leather packs a pretty stunning array of standard features.

Buick Enclave Leather (Starting MSRP: $52,135)

The standard 2017 Buick Enclave comes with a range of features that are far from standard.   Both models get a 3.6L V6 engine. It’s powerful and smooth on the highway, and gives you enough power to tow or trailer. Inside, heated front seats, memory driver seat, and WiFi are all standard. You also get Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. That technology monitors your blind spots when you’re on the highway or reversing in a busy parking lot. It alerts you when a vehicle is approaching where you can’t see it, so you’re never caught off guard.

Buick has made three rows of premium seating standard, too. Most automakers will say that, but in this case, it’s actually true. Even if you’re the eighth person into the Enclave, you can enjoy a comfortable drive. (Pro tip: try not to be the eighth person into any vehicle smaller than a bus). But comfort and an atmosphere of refinement are only the beginning.

2017 Buick Enclave seating.

A few other standard highlights include:

  • 19” 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Rear Park Assist
  • QuietTuning

Buick Enclave Premium (Starting MSRP: $56,635)

The Buick Enclave Premium, as its name suggests, delivers even more first-class comfort and style. Heated and cooled seats are standard, along with a Bose Premium 10-speaker audio system for true, clear sound reproduction. Forward Collision Alert is included as well. The name is pretty self-explanatory: camera sensors warn you when you get too close to the vehicle in front of you. It’s a simple system with a great benefit to safety and peace of mind.

Other standard features on the Premium trim level include:

  • Articulating Headlamps
  • Power, Heated Wing Mirrors
  • 19” Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels
  • Buick IntelliLink Navigation

Best Value

For 2017, the value choice is clearly the Enclave Premium. The sheer amount of extras you get for a few thousand above the base price is pretty compelling. Assuming that you’ll be driving with family members, the inclusion of Forward Collision Alert alone should make the upgrade worthwhile. Of course, that’s not to say the base model isn’t a good purchase. Every 2017 Buick Enclave comes loaded with enough standard features to constitute a truly luxury driving experience, for a non-premium price.

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