Ride, handling, interior room and flexibility, third-row access, quietness, fit and finish.
Fuel economy, rear visibility.
The large Buick Enclave is a contemporary SUV with three rows of seats. It is a corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, and uses the same 3.6-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic. A recent freshening included improvements to the transmission, ride comfort, and interior quality. We like the Enclave's comfortable and quiet ride, and found its handling agile and secure. The third-row seat is roomy enough for adults, which is a big plus. Fit and finish is excellent. Reliability has improved to average.