The 2023 Buick Enclave arrives as the sixth model year for the second-generation crossover, introducing a few small changes and updates over the refreshed 2022 model year. Now, the 2023 Buick Enclave has been identified as offering particularly low ownership costs.
The 2023 Buick Enclave was included in a recent Consumer Reports analysis that examined the lowest routine maintenance and repair costs among recommended Consumer Reports vehicles. Although some vehicles offered even lower maintenance and repair costs, those vehicles were not included in the analysis as they are not recommended by Consumer Reports. The analysis is based on 10 years of Consumer Reports data for each model, and did not include vehicles that were introduced more recently than 10 years ago.
With regard to the 2023 Buick Enclave, Consumer Reports indicates that models equipped with optional 20-inch wheels will have more expensive tire replacements, and may be more prone to wheel damage due to reduced cushioning over large bumps.
In testing, Consumer Reports gave the 2023 Buick Enclave a score of 82 out of 100 in road tests, three out of five in predicted reliability, and three out of five in predicted owner satisfaction. With regard to performance, the 2023 Buick Enclave returned a 0-to-60 time of 7.4 seconds, with a score of four out of five in acceleration tests. Transmission performance was given a score of five out of five, braking performance was given a score of five out of five, and emergency handling was given a score of three out of five.
In comfort and convenience categories, the crossover scored four out of five in ride quality, five out of five for noise, four out of five for front seat comfort, five out of five for rear seat comfort, four out of five for interior fit and finish, and four out of five for the trunk/cargo area.
Under the hood, the 2023 Buick Enclave is equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. The GM C1 platform provides the underpinnings, while production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.