2014 Buick Enclave Reviewed by Consumer Reports

Introduced in 2007, the Buick Enclave received a facelift for the 2013 model year, when a new chrome waterfall grille, LED running lights and taillights and a redesigned dashboard were added, among other features.
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The three-row SUV, which is Buick’s best-selling vehicle with more than 60,000 units delivered in the US only, was recently reviewed by Consumer Reports.

The renowned magazine praised the vehicle for its minivan-like, family friendly and quiet interior, adding that the Enclave is a great “highway cruiser” that also handles well on inner city tight roads.

On the other hand, CR says that some of the SUV’s interior details feel dated, including the Intellilink infotainment system’s small screen. Additionally, the reviewer notes that Buick should have offered a push button on the 2014 Enclave.

But the slightly dated interior is not CR’s biggest concern. Toward the end of the video, they reveal that the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which generates 288 hp and comes with a six-speed automatic, returned only 15 miles per gallon combined, falling 2-3 mpg behind other three-row SUVs.

In fact, it appears that the 2014 Buick Enclave gulps as much gasoline as the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, which ain’t something a car-based SUV should be proud of. Click past the jump to watch the short review.

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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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