Outside of safety and pricing, reliability is one of the biggest aspects prospective buyers consider when purchasing a used vehicle, as a reliable vehicle is easier to live with in nearly every regard. With that in mind, Consumer Reports has ranked the 2019 Buick Enclave as one of the more reliable five-year-old utility vehicles on the market.
According to a report from Consumer Reports, the 2019 Enclave received high marks for its road capabilities, and nods towards reliability and owner satisfaction. CR specially highlights Enclave models optioned with the Driver Confidence II Package, which includes goodies like Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking.
Other items Consumer Reports mentions include a smooth powertrain, a quiet cabin, roomy third-row seating, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.
As a reminder, the second-generation Enclave is powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, while output is routed to the standard FWD drivetrain through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Notably, AWD is offered as an option.
Looking forward, the 2024 Enclave will be the final model of the second-gen Tri-Shield crossover before the next-gen 2025 Buick Enclave makes its arrival. As an all-new model, the 2025 Enclave is expected to include a bevy of new features, including the likes of reworked exterior styling, an overhauled cabin area, and a fresh powertrain.
Production will continue to take place at the aforementioned GM Lansing Delta Township facility, while the GM C1 platform will continue to provide the underpinnings. However, the Global B digital architecture will be implemented and make technologies like the GM Super Cruise system available.