KBB recently published a list of the ten best certified pre-owned three-row crossovers available for less than $30,000, with the 2018 Buick Enclave ranked fifth on the list behind the 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2019 Honda Pilot, 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Chevy Traverse, in that order. KBB editors appreciated the Enclave’s good outward visibility, plush seats and ride quality and decent towing capacity.
“Easy-driving, easy to see out of, and abundantly comfortable, the Buick Enclave was new for the 2018 model year, bringing a fresh 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission, as well as a Buick-first factory-installed towing package rated at up to 5,000 pounds,” KBB says of the mid-size crossover.
While KBB’s ranking applies to the 2018 model-year Buick Enclave, the crossover received a comprehensive update for the 2022 model year. This update included the introduction of revised front and rear fasciae, along with a restyled center console, additional interior premium soft-touch points, and a push-button Electronic Transmission Range Select for the aforementioned nine-speed transmission. The Enclave was originally slated to receive this update for the 2021 model year, however it was later delayed to the 2022 model year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the 2023 model year, the Buick Enclave will continue with the same, sole powerplant option: GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. The GM nine-speed automatic transmission pairs with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Production of the 2023 Buick Enclave takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan alongside the Chevy Traverse.