2016 Buick Enclave

Rating8.0

Ranked #7 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$43,660 - $49,515

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Key Spec of 2016 Buick Enclave
fuel economy

15/17/22

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

288 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious cabin

Cumbersome to handle

19-inch alloy wheels are now standard on the Buick Enclave.

Cushy ride quality

Subpar gas mileage

4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi is now standard.

Generous cargo space

Underpowered engine

Three new exterior colors have been added to the color palette.

High on safety

All-new Tuscan Edition available that includes bigger wheels and bronze-color exterior accents.

2016 Buick Enclave Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The Buick Enclave received its last major update in 2013 and since then the company has been a bit slow in bringing any big changes. On the same lines, this year too the Buick Enclave comes with minimal changes except for a few features added and some optional features entering the standard feature list. The Enclave is powered by an aging V8 engine that is neither quick nor delivers good gas mileage. 

2016 Buick Enclave Latest Updates

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Over All Rating

8.0

Out of 10

8.00
8.50
7.90
6.00
8.20
8.00
9.20
6.00
Notable Rankings

#7 in Compact Suv

#8 in Suv


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Trims

Leather$43,660 onwards

Premium$47,515 onwards

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2016 Buick Enclave
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2016 Buick Enclave SUV

Leather

$16,995
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,515 Below market
RMV: $21,510
Frederick, MD
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2015 Buick Enclave
7
Price Drop, $3000
Previous Price: $1690022 Jul 2022

2015 Buick Enclave Leather

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

$13,900
Est. $188/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,650 Below market
RMV: $17,550
Lake City, IA
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2017 Buick Enclave
13
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1895021 Jun 2022

2017 Buick Enclave Leather

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

$18,450
Est. $250/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,785 Below market
RMV: $23,235
Richardson, TX
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2017 Buick EnclaveHome Delivery
18
Price Drop, $998
Previous Price: $1899207 Jul 2022

2017 Buick Enclave Premium

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

$17,994
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,640 Below market
RMV: $22,634
Fort Worth, TX
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2017 Buick EnclaveHome Delivery
14
Price Drop, $5
Previous Price: $2499925 Jul 2022

2017 Buick Enclave Leather

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

$24,994
Est. $339/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,206 Below market
RMV: $31,200
Shreveport, LA
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2017 Buick EnclaveHome Delivery
22
Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $2150015 Jul 2022

2017 Buick Enclave Premium

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

$20,900
Est. $283/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,134 Below market
RMV: $26,034
Pompano Beach, FL
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2015 Buick Enclave
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2015 Buick Enclave SUV

Leather

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,664 Below market
RMV: $18,659
Stuart, FL
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2015 Buick Enclave SUV

Leather

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,664 Below market
RMV: $18,659
Fredericksburg, VA
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2015 Buick Enclave
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2015 Buick Enclave SUV

Convenience

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,598 Below market
RMV: $18,593
Bethany, OK
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Colors and Styles

2016 Buick Enclave in Crimson Red Tintcoat color
Crimson Red Tintcoat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Enclave starts at $39,065 and for the price just shy of forty grand the Enclave does get a luxurious and upscale interior. The cabin is spacious and the cargo area is accommodative. The safety ratings of Enclave are also the best among its rivals. Speaking of rivals, the 2016 Enclave competes with Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and GMC Acadia.


Features
8.5/10

The Enclave is a bit more upscale than its competitors with one of the larger cabins in this particular segment of crossover SUVs. The 2016 Buick Enclave is offered in three trims Convenience, Leather, and top-of-the-line Premium. The base convenience starts at $39,065 and comes only in a front-wheel-drive configuration. The more pricey Leather and premium trim can be configured with all-wheel drive with a premium of $2,000.

Trims

Convenience

Leather

Premium

MSRP (FWD)

$39,065

$43,660

$47,515

MSRP (AWD)

-

$45,660

$49,515

Key Features

19-inch wheels

Adds or upgrades to ‘Convenience’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Leather’

 

Automatic xenon headlights

Leather upholstery

Chrome-clad wheels

 

Rear privacy glass

Heated front seats

Forward collision alert

 

Power lift-gate

Eight-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat

Lane departure warning

 

Heated mirrors

Heated steering wheel

Power-adjustable steering column

 

Rear parking sensors

Driver memory settings

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Remote start

A blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

10-speaker Bose sound system

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

 

Adaptive headlights

 

Eight-way power driver seat (plus two-way lumbar adjustment)

 

 

 

Two-way power passenger seat

 

 

 

Leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

 

 

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

 

We Recommend

The Buick Enclave is already a pricey vehicle, so we suggest sticking to the base Convenience trim that offers a boat-load of features like power-adjustable seats, tri-zone climate control, automatic xenon headlights, and 19-inch wheels as standard. All at a price that is below forty grands.

Engine and Performance
7.9/10

The 2016 Buick Enclave packs in a 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 engine under the hood that produces an output of 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. All the power is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels as standard while the AWD configuration is available on all but the base trim. 

The power delivery from the motor is smooth with linear acceleration which further enhances the land-yacht-like ride quality of the Enclave. Although the Enclave is a slouch and takes a lousy 7.9 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and another 8.4 seconds to cover the quarter-mile. In terms of braking, the performance of the Enclave is astonishing as it takes just 118 feet to brake from 60-0 mph.

Models

2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 GMC Acadia

MSRP

$39,065

$30,345

$31,050

$30,975

Engine

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6- speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6- speed automatic

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

288 hp @ 6300 rpm

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

281 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

270 ft-lbs @ 3400 rpm

262 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

255 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

266 ft-lbs @ 3400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.9 sec

6.2 sec

6.4 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile (sec)

16.3 sec

14.8 sec

14.6 sec

15.3 sec

Top Speed (MPH)

118 MPH

128 MPH

127 MPH

126 MPH

All the crossovers in this comparison come with a V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic gearbox with the Ford Explorer producing the highest 290 hp of power and Enclave churning out the highest torque of 270 lb-ft. The Honda Pilot clocks the fastest 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds while the Ford Explorer covers the quickest quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds. 

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

The fuel efficiency of the Buick Enclave is not the best in the business but considering its curb weight we can cut some slack to the Enclave here. The EPA has rated the 2016 Enclave to return a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city, 22 on the highway, and 18 mpg combined. The AWD Enclave sees a drop of 2 mpg on the highway. The fuel tank capacity of the Enclave is 22 gallons, which is adequate to go on long drives without worrying about running out of gas.

Models

2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 GMC Acadia

MPG (city)

15

18

17

15

MPG (highway)

22

26

24

22

MPG (combined)

18

21

20

18

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

22.0

19.5

18.6

22.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

330/ 484/ 396

351/ 507/ 409

316/ 446/ 372

330/ 484/ 396

As compared to its rivals the Enclave doesn't impress as much in the mileage department. Among them, the Honda Pilot manages a stellar 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. Even though the Pilot comes with a smaller fuel tank of 19.5-gallon but since it returns 3 mpg more in the city and 4 mpg more on the highway compared to the Enclave, the Pilot offers a longer range from a full tank of gas.

Interior
8.2/10

Step inside the 2016 Buick Enclave and you will behold the sight of a well-sculpted dash that nicely amalgamates the infotainment and the AC vents in the center. The material used is nice to touch and feel with rarely any hard touch plastic around the prominent places. Ingress and egress from the Enclave is a breeze courtesy of the wide opening doors and lower the seating height. 

The Enclave can seat up to eight people with a second-row bench seat and seven people with the captain's chair in the second row. The Enclave has one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins in the segment with the premium build quality. The seats are well-bolstered and offer good support. While being a crossover the cabin offers loads of practicality and flexibility to suit your needs.

Models

2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 GMC Acadia

Passenger capacity

7

8

7

8

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

40.4/ 61.6/ 41.3

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9

41.4/ 61.5/ 42.9

40.3/ 61.6/ 41.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Rear) (in.)

39.4/ 61.3/ 36.8

40.2/ 62.0/ 38.4

40.6/ 61.0/ 39.5

39.6/ 61.0/ 36.8

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/ 57.4/ 33.2

38.9/ 57.6/ 31.9

37.8/ 50.8/ 32.0

38.4/ 57.8/ 33.2

Cargo Capacity with rear seats up (cu-ft.)

23.3

18.5

21.0

24.1

In terms of cabin space, the Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia are similar to the umpteenth level although the GMC Acadia offers a higher 24.1 cubic feet of cargo space over the Buick Enclave’s 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space. As for the other two rivals, there is no clear-cut winner here as the Ford Explorer offers the best legroom space in all three rows while the best headroom and shoulder room is offered inside the Honda Pilot in all three rows. The Buick Enclave slots right in between the two in terms of head, shoulder, and legroom in all three rows. Key interior features include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Two-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel column

How intuitive is the Buick Enclave’s infotainment system?

The standard infotainment on the 2016 Buick Enclave is the company’s IntelliLink interface that runs on a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Also bundled with this is the OnStar Telematics that adds 4G LTE, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth audio, and phone connectivity, etc. Other standard features include satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, etc. Key infotainment features include:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth
  • Satellite radio
  • OnStar Telematics
  • Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment interface
  • Available navigation
  • Available 10-speaker Bose sound system
Exterior
8.0/10

The Buick Enclave is one of the most uniquely designed crossover SUVs in terms of exterior looks. The whole body of the Enclave is full of smooth flowing lines that have aged quite well since it was last updated in 2013. The whole vehicle looks curvaceous and elegant from the front fascia with the waterfall grille to the clean rear fascia with rounded tail lamps that have chrome outlines. As standard, the Enclave rides on 19-inch rims that can be upsized to 20-inch rims. 

Models

2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 GMC Acadia

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,724

4,220

4,443

4,656

Length (in.)

201.9

194.5

198.3

200.8

Width (in.)

79.0

78.6

78.9

78.9

Height (in.)

71.7

69.8

70.0

72.6

Ground clearance (in.)

7.6

7.3

7.8

7.6

Wheelbase (in)

118.9

111.0

112.8

118.9

In terms of dimension, the 2016 Buick Enclave is the longest, widest, and has the longest wheelbase. The GMC Acadia with 72.6-inches of height takes away the tallest crossover SUV badge from the Enclave while the Ford Explorer with 7.8-inches of ground clearance has the highest ground clearance that is 0.2-inches more than the Enclave’s ground clearance. Key exterior features include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Sunroof
Safety
9.2/10

The Buick Enclave passed the crash test of both the agencies with flying colors. The NHTSA gave the Enclave a score of five out of five stars in the overall, front, and side crash test while the rollover test rating stood at four out of five stars. The IIHS on the other hand gave the 2016 Enclave the highest rating of ‘Good’ in all its parameters while the ease of use of LATCH was rated as the second-best ‘Acceptable’. Key safety features include:

  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Child security rear door locks
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Blindspot warning w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Final Verdict

If you can live with the sluggish acceleration and power delivery of the Buick Enclave then this is a perfect crossover SUV. It has a spacious cabin, a luxurious and well-appointed interior, acceptable fuel economy, and generous cargo capacity. As a family hauler and mile-muncher, the Buick Enclave makes for a perfect steed while if you are someone who can’t compromise on the performance then the Honda Pilot would entice you more over the Enclave.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$47515

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 Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

202 in

wheelbase

119 in

width

79 in

curb weight

4724 lbs

Height

72 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

15/18/22 mpg

highway range

484.00 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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