The 2021 Buick Enclave marks the fourth model year of the second-generation crossover, arriving with a few updates and changes over the preceding 2020 model year. Now, Consumer Reports has recognized the 2021 Buick Enclave as one of the best luxury SUVs to buy right now.
In a recent report, Consumer Reports listed its picks for the top 10 Best Luxury SUVs To Buy Right Now. Each of the models listed scored high in Consumer Reports’ road tests and owner satisfaction scores. Each was also projected to have solid reliability, and each comes equipped with numerous advanced safety systems.
Consumer Reports gave the 2021 Buick Enclave an overall score of 76, including a Road Test score of 87 out of 100. The organization also rated it with 3 out of 5 with regard to predicted reliability, while predicted owner satisfaction was also scored 3 out of 5.
In terms of performance, the 2021 Buick Enclave scored 4 out of five in acceleration tests, hitting 60 mph from a standstill in 7.4 seconds. The ratings for the transmission and braking were both topped out at 5 out of 5, while Emergency Handling was rated at 3 out of 5.
Comfort and Convenience scores were all quite high, ranging between 4 and 5 with regard to Ride, Noise, Seat Comfort, Fit and Finish, and cargo space. The organization was most impressed by the comfortable ride and quiet cabin, as well as the roomy interior and easy-to-use infotainment. Consumer Reports also dubbed the powertrain and “smooth” and “lively.”
As for criticisms, Consumer Reports found the gear selector to be “unintuitive,” while the manual sunshade was considered out of step for the premium pricing. Consumer Reports also did not like that advanced safety features are only available for upper trim levels, while the overall 18 mpg in fuel returns were deemed unimpressive.