Consumer Reports Names Buick Enclave One Of the Best Three-Row SUVs

September 15th, 2021 by

2022 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has been rated one of the best three-row SUVs by the automotive experts over at Consumer Reports.

The Enclave is Buick’s flagship model and was given this honor thanks to its spacious third-row of seating. Consumer Report says there are currently “very few midsized SUVs with a legitimate third-row seat,” making the Buick Enclave a bit of a standout offering in today’s crossover market. Overall, it was ranked the second-best model on the list.

Editors were impressed by the Enclave’s performance on the road and its roomy rear seats that were spacious enough for adult passengers. “The enclave is the rare luxury midsized SUV that has decent third-row room without punishing the second-row occupants,” CR’s experts say of the Buick crossover.

“The Enclave is the rare luxury midsized SUV that has decent third-row room without punishing the second-row occupants,” said the Consumer Reports review. While the experts still recommend the third row for kids, they suggest that smaller adults could ride back there, too, especially if the second-row seats are bumped forward slightly.

2022 Buick Enclave

2022 Buick Enclave Avenir

The new 2022 Enclave gets brand-new styling for the new model year including redesigned front and rear-ends, updated LED lighting, and an array of additional wheel styles and exterior color options.

The interior features a brand-new center console, added soft-touch surfaces, and new push-button Electronic Transmission Range Select feature. The Sport Touring Model comes equipped with exclusive styling and a signature grille.

The 2022 Enclave still offers a 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. The V6 is paired with a GM nine-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.

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