The 2023 Buick Enclave represents the sixth model year of the second generation full-size crossover. Now, Consumer Reports has given the 2023 Buick Enclave a “recommended” rating, marking the first time the Enclave has received such recognition.
This “recommended” rating is the result of the following scores:
- Road test rating – 82/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 3/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 76 points out of a maximum 100.
For the performance section, CR gave the Buick Enclave a 5/5 for transmission and braking, a 4/5 for acceleration, and a 3/5 for emergency handling. CR noted that the crossover offers a comfortable and relaxing ride, with very responsive handling given the Enclave’s size.
In regards to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 82/100, comfort as 88/100, and value at 47/100.
When it comes to reliability, the Enclave received a score of 52/100. This makes the Enclave the second-most reliable vehicle in its class according to CR, losing only to the BMW X7, which scored a 57/100. Notably, the Enclave beat out the likes of the Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80 and Mercedes-Benz GLS with scores of 42/100, 32/100, and 23/100, respectively.
As a whole, GM performed well in CR’s latest rankings. The Buick Enclave was joined by the C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Trailblazer, Chevy Equinox, and Chevy Traverse in receiving a “recommended” rating.
As a reminder, the 2023 Buick Enclave is powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. This output is routed to the ground through the GM 9-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard while AWD is optional.
Under the skin, the Enclave rides on the long wheelbase version of the GM C1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan. The 2023 model year started production on June 11th, 2022.