2018 Buick Enclave Review: Tasteful Luxury

– Cleveland, OH

Verdict 7.0 / 10

The Enclave, like most Buicks, falls somewhere between the cars we can afford to buy and the cars we want to buy. For households on their way up the income ladder, it’s a perfectly placed rung to experience what a premium vehicle is like without your car payment eclipsing the mortgage on your monthly budget. It offers more style, better materials, and higher levels of equipment than three-row crossovers from mainstream brands, but lacks the cachet and over-the-top luxury of offerings from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lexus, and Volvo. Along with Buick, this in-between space is occupied by Acura and Infiniti. They, too, offer three-row crossovers like the Enclave, but if you think an American brand can’t compete with the best from Japan, you’d be wrong.  

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