2015 Buick Enclave

Rating7.9

Ranked #5 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$43,450 - $49,305

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Key Spec of 2015 Buick Enclave
fuel economy

17/20/24

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

288 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2015 Buick Enclave Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The new Buick Enclave ranks among the top midsize crossover SUVs in the states. It equips cutting-edge safety features, a spacious cabin, a compelling exterior, and pleasant ride quality. It’s not like those traditional off-roading trucks, moreover, it’s a three-row luxury family hauling car, Buick designed it for those who generally want an SUV with some high-quality interior in a family car. Besides being fancy, it’s not much behind in the performance as with the right set of equipment it can pull max up to 4500 lbs.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Good visibility and upbeat styling

Bulky and heavy body

A dark plum interior color option

Above-average safety scores

Subpar fuel economy

New exterior paint options

Luxurious cabin

Cramped third row

Impressive drive quality

Attractive entry price

Over All Rating

7.9

Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Pricing and Feature8.00
Features8.50
Engine and Performance7.90
Fuel Economy6.00
Interior8.70
Exterior8.50
Safety9.50
Competition6.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Suv

#7 in Suv


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Trims

Leather$43,450 onwards

  • 19-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leather Seat trim

Premium$47,305 onwards

  • 19-inch aluminum Wheels
  • Navigation system

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2014 Buick Enclave6
Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $1050024 May 2022

2014 Buick Enclave Premium

Premium Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$9,900
Est. $134/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,281 Below market
RMV: $12,181
Staten Island, NY
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2016 Buick Enclave35

2016 Buick Enclave Leather

Leather Group 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$13,800
Est. $187/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,175 Below market
RMV: $16,975
Dover, OH
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2014 Buick Enclave34
Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $1049901 Jun 2022

2014 Buick Enclave Leather

Leather Group 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$10,299
Est. $139/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,326 Below market
RMV: $12,625
Miami, FL
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2014 Buick Enclave Premium

Premium Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$13,995
Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,083 Below market
RMV: $17,078
Dalton, GA
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2014 Buick Enclave Leather

Leather Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$15,995
Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,480 Below market
RMV: $19,475
Pacific, MO
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2014 Buick Enclave Leather

Leather Group 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$13,495
Est. $183/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,751 Below market
RMV: $16,246
Independence, IA
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2016 Buick Enclave55
Price Drop, $113
Previous Price: $1510023 Jun 2022

2016 Buick Enclave Convenience

Convenience Group 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$14,987
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,965 Below market
RMV: $17,952
Hattiesburg, MS
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2016 Buick Enclave30
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1999512 Jan 2021

2016 Buick Enclave Premium

Premium Group 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$18,995
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,766 Below market
RMV: $22,761
Independence, IA
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2015 Buick Enclave35
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $899518 May 2022

2015 Buick Enclave Leather

Leather Group 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

$8,495
Est. $115/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,630 Below market
RMV: $10,125
Chesaning, MI
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Colors and Styles

2015 Buick Enclave in Atlantic Metallic color
Atlantic Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The exterior appeal is simply unmistakable. 2015 Enclave gets a premium and sporty touch with massive alloy wheels and signature treatment. It rivals the likes of Acura MDX, Audi Q7, and Lexus RX 350.


Features
8.5/10

The 2015 Buick Enclave features three exciting trims. Starting at a price of $39,050, the Convenience trim comes with standard amenities and convenience features. Moving up the trim ladder, the Leather trim adds more premium features and gets driver assistance technologies as an upgrade. The top-end Premium trim is priced at $47,305 and hosts a premium audio system, advanced safety features, and adaptive headlights among others. You get an option to avail all-wheel-drive setup with the Leather and Premium. 

Trim

Convenience

Leather

Premium

MSRP (FWD)

$39,050

$43,450

$47,305

MSRP (AWD)

NA

$45,450

$49,305

Key Features

18-Inch wheels

All Convenience trim features plus

Adds to Leather trim

 

Automatic Xenon headlights

19-inch machined alloy wheels

Adaptive headlights

 

Rear privacy glass

Blindspot warning

Power folding & auto-dimming mirrors

 

Power liftgate

Rear cross-traffic alert 

Forward collision alert system

 

Heated mirrors

Leather upholstery

Lane departure warning

 

Rear parking sensors

Power adjustable steering wheel

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Remote ignition

Heated front seats

10-Speaker Bose sound system

 

Cruise controls

8-Way power passenger seat

 
 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

   
 

8-way power driver seat

   
 

2-Way power passenger seat

   
 

Tilt & Telescopic steering wheel

   
 

AUto-dimming IRVM

   
 

6.5-inch touchscreen 

   
 

6-Speaker sound system with CD player

   
 

AUX audio input & iPod/USB audio interface

   

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In terms of performance, all trims get a similar 3.6-liter, V6 powertrain. The Leather trim also showcases a premium cabin with comfortable seats and advanced safety features but the Premium includes some better entertainment and modern safety features like lane departure warning, adaptive headlights, and a forward collision alert system. Although Leather trim is pretty much equipped with everything a family car must have and it’s the most value for money trim. The all-wheel-drive option makes it a more valuable proposition.

Engine and Performance
7.9/10

The 2015 Enclave remains essentially unchanged over its previous model year. It comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine along with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This duo generates 288 hp and 270 lb-ft torque. Except for base trim, all other trims get an optional AWD drivetrain choice. The base trim comes in a standard FWD setup.

The vehicle’s acceleration is impressive, covering a 0-60 mph sprint in just 7.5 seconds in its base avatar. Standing quarter-mile timing clocks at 15.9 seconds. All trims get a firmer suspension system and refined engine for optimum handling and performance. When properly equipped, the 2015 Enclave can tow up to 4,500 pounds. This shows us that it’s not much behind those truck-like cars. 

Models

2015 Buick Enclave

2015 Acura MDX 

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Lexus RX 350

MSRP

$39,050

$42,765

$48,300

$40,970

Engine 

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.5 Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed Automatic

Power 

288 hp @ 6,300 rpm

290 hp @ 6,200 rpm

280 hp @ 4,920 rpm

270 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

270 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

267 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

248 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.5

7.1

6.3

7.3

Quarter mile (sec)

15.9

14.9

14.8

15.7

Top Speed (MPH)

134

145

126

124

The new Buick Enclave gets an edge over how it’s priced, while every other car in the competition is over 40 grand. The powertrain of Buick is efficient and generates second to best power after the Acura. Audi Q7 is the only car in the lot that comes with a deadly combo of a supercharged V6 engine that is mated with an 8-speed automatic, which explains its impressive performance. It is also the most powerful on paper and roads. Acura MDX despite sporting a smaller engine than the Enclave is quicker than the Buick owing to its lightweight body.

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

Balanced midsize SUVs that want to catch the market by playing in the sweet spot between efficiency and power are more preferable to power-dedicated SUVs. The 2015 Buick Enclave delivers at par fuel economy with the massive 3.6-Liter powerhouse underneath. On city roads, the car offers 17 MPG and 24 MPG on highways. A big 22-gallon fuel tank takes care of the driving range, compensating for the below-par economy.

Models

2015 Buick Enclave

2015 Acura MDX 

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Lexus RX 350

MPG (City)

17

20

16

18

MPG (Highway)

24

28

22

25

MPG (Combined)

19

23

18

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

22

19.5

26.4

19.2

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

374/528

390/546

422/581

345.2/480

The new Enclave is better than the Q7 in terms of economy. Though, Audi Q7 gets a heavy compensation in driving range and all thanks to its massive 26.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. The most economical SUV in this class is the Acura MDX and even with its small 19.5-gallon fuel tank, it offers a better driving range of 390 miles in the city and 546 miles on highways than the 2015 Enclave.

Interior
8.7/10

The interior space of the 2015 Buick Enclave resonates with premium vibes along with absolute seating comfort. The cabin equips an updated infotainment system and connectivity features. It offers a passenger capacity of seven spread across three rows. The third row is a bit tight for adults but is comfortable for children. The first two rows are highly spacious with ample legroom and headroom. The mid-tier Leather trim features leather-wrapped seats and a heating function for the front row. 

The top-end Premium version gets ventilated seats and premium detailing. Overall material used is premium and the dashboard is made of soft-touch plastic that gives an upmarket feel. Apart from comfort, the utility has been taken care of. The new Buick Enclave features multiple small-item storage spaces and a spacious cargo room. The rear rows come with a 60/40 split feature for expanding cargo volume further.

Models

2015 Buick Enclave

2015 Acura MDX 

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Lexus RX 350

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.4/61.6/41.3

38.1/61.1/41.4

39.5/58.7/41.3

39/57.9/43.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/61.3/36.8

38.3/59.1/36.6

39.0/58.1/37.1

37.7/58/36.8

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.8/57.4/33.2

35.6/54.7/28.1

35.6/48.6/29.2

NA

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

23.3

14.8

10.9

40

The new Buick Enclave offers a spacious cabin for seven people and the upper trim levels also get an optional second-row bench instead of captain seats. Competitors like Acura MDX and Audi Q7 also offer sufficient space in the first two rows but the third row is a bit tight. The Enclave has a balance in passenger space and cargo volume. Cargo space is ample for short trip luggage. The Lexus RX gets an edge in cargo volume while sacrificing the third-row seats. Standout interior features:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped seats for Leather and Premium trims
  • Heated seats for Leather trim
  • Heated and Ventilated seats for Premium model
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split-bench row

2015 Buick Enclave Infotainment System 

Buick upgrades to the latest infotainment unit and connectivity options to place a firm foot in the segment. The base trim features a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a 6-speaker audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, CD Player USB, and Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from that, it also comes with OnStar telematics, Buick's IntelliLink electronics interface, dual USB charge ports, a CD player, and an iPod/USB audio interface. The top-end premium model equips a premium stereo sound system by Bose and a navigation system. Al entertainment-related features either standard or optional are mentioned below:

  • A 6.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Buick’s intelliLink electronic interface
  • Bluetooth phone & audio connectivity
  • Dual USB charge ports
  • Six-speaker sound system with CD player
  • AUX audio input & iPod/USB audio interface 
  • Satellite radio
  • 10-Speaker Bose sound system ( on Premium trim)
  • Rear seat entertainment system (optional)
  • Bose surround sound system (optional)
  • A navigation system (optional)
Exterior
8.5/10

The 2015 Enclave is equally charming on the outside as it is on the inside. It gets an extensive look with a long body, a unique front fascia, and loads of chrome accents. Massive 18-inch alloy wheels beautifully fit the wheel arches. The front gets adaptive headlights, fog lamps, and a massive grille in chrome. The sides look sleek and lengthy. Chrome door handles, overhead railing on either side, and window panels add up to the appeal. 

The rear comes with attractive taillights and dual exhaust tips. A dual skyscape sunroof is one of the most desirable features in SUVs and is available as an option in the Enclave. Dimensionally, the car is similar to the outgoing model and is heavy with a base curb weight of 4724 pounds. The new Enclave ensures all-terrain capability with ample ground clearance, performance tires, and spectacular power.

Models

2015 Buick Enclave

2015 Acura MDX 

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Lexus RX 350

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,724

4,041

5,912

4178

Length (in.)

201.9

193.6

200.3

187.8

Width (in.)

79

77.2

78.1

74.2

Height (in.)

70.3

67.6

68.4

66.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.6

5.6

8.1

7.3

Wheelbase (in.)

118.9

111

118.2

107.9

The new Buick Enclave is the most superior, dimensionally. It features a long body with healthy width and ample ground clearance. The wheelbase is also the widest among competitors. SUVs like Acura MDX and Audi Q7 also showcase a charming body structure with a unique front design and sleek sides. The Q7 features the best-in-class ground clearance of 8.1 inches despite having a comparatively low height. Standout exterior features:

  • Dual skyscape sunroof
  • Unique front grille in chrome
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Overhead roof rails
  • Chrome door handles and window panels
  • Adaptive headlights
Safety
9.5/10

One of the strong selling points of the Enclave is its unprecedented safety. The SUV scores well in safety testing by NHTSA and IIHS. The 2015 Buick Enclave is a part of the first generation and is built on the GM Lambda platform. Similar underpinnings are shared by Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. The base model gets few active safety features like a rearview camera and parking sensors. Moving up the trim levels adds multiple driver assistance systems like the forward-collision warning system, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Standout safety features in the 2015 Buick Enclave are:

  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
Final Verdict

The new Buick Enclave remains essentially unchanged. However, you get better interior space with premium seating and updated infotainment. The exterior design is uncanny with massive alloys and a sporty front grille. Moreover, a wide range of advanced safety features gives it an edge over competitors. With a low entry price tag, 2015 Enclave is a strong competitor and reflects quality with style. It is definitely recommended as a daily rider with friends and family. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$47305

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

217 cu in

horse power

288 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

270 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

201.9 in

wheelbase

118.9 in

width

79 in

curb weight

4724 lbs

Height

70.3 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

154 cu ft

cargo volume

115.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg

highway range

528.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Buick Enclave 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$43,939
5 Year Cost To Own
$62,327
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $62,327
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$11,704$2,850$2,711$3,166$2,972$23,403
Insurance$1,314$1,334$1,398$1,381$1,447$6,874
Fuel$2,232$2,305$2,442$2,482$2,554$12,015
Maintenance$491$837$724$2,052$2,559$6,663
Repairs$-16$-50$148$311$450$843
Financing Interest$2,719$2,223$1,605$1,039$407$7,993
Taxes and Fees$3,686$222$215$263$150$4,536
Total Cost-To-Own$22,130$9,721$9,243$10,694$10,539$62,327
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