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2014 Buick Enclave Overview
The Buick Enclave has established itself as a go-to vehicle in the world of midsize crossover SUVs, and the 2014 version does nothing to break that pattern. The 2014 Buick Enclave, classy on the outside as well as on the inside, pairs good looks with topnotch performance in a rig that stands more than prepared to move the better part of a baseball team—it will seat 7 or 8—from town to town and game to game. Buick dressed the Enclave up for 2013 and chose not to mess with success further at this point, bringing it back pretty much unchanged for 2014.
A 3.6-liter V6, good for 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, again powers the 2014 Buick Enclave, and again it’s paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission that has received needed attention in recent years. Reviewers have been praising the smooth work of the transmission since the changes.
Some find the V6 a little underpowered when it comes time to pass on the highway in this nearly 5,000-pound rig, but most feel it has plenty of punch in most situations. The package checks in with EPA fuel mileage estimates of 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway. It also has the oomph to tow up to 4,500 pounds. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard on the Enclave, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available.
The experts generally laud the way the 2014 Buick Enclave handles and rides, though reports are mixed a bit on the former. Some feel that, in part because of an upgraded suspension, it handles better than ever and more like a smaller car. Others feel it handles like the larger vehicle it is.
Part of the 2013 retooling included updates and upgrades to the Enclave’s cabin that combine to give it a classier look and feel. IntelliLink keeps the Enclave up to speed with Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming capability.
It has a spacious interior, both for people and cargo, and hard-touch plastics gave way in the redesign to soft-touch. The cabin also features stitched leather upholstery. There is a second-row console with separate climate and entertainment controls. The second row has either a bench seat or two captain’s chairs.
Buick sells the 2014 Enclave in three trim levels—Convenience, Leather and Premium—and it starts at about $35,000. The Enclave competes with its close cousins, the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, along with fellow crossovers the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano, among others.
All versions of the 2014 Buick Enclave come with tri-zone automatic climate control, a rear power liftgate, rear parking assist, a rear-view camera and a remote vehicle start system.
The Convenience group includes an 8-way power driver’s seat. The Leather group adds heated front seats, and options such as a sunroof and a Bose 10-speaker sound system with navigation are available. The Premium has heated and cooled front seats, with the Bose sound system standard and a sunroof available as an option.
The 2014 Buick Enclave also continues to score well in safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Safety features include a front center airbag designed to protect the driver and front-row passenger in the event of a side-impact collision. The Enclave comes with stability control and a full array of airbags. A rear cross traffic alert system is available, along with blind-spot monitor, lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems.
by A. Lessels
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