A Moment of Clarity For Mid-Sized SUVs… The New Buick Enclave

With the overall improvement in automotive quality — as all makes and models share design and production advances and premium amenities — revelatory moments are increasingly rare.

However on a recent test drive swap from a competing and very highly rated class leading mid-sized SUV into a Buick Enclave Premium AWD, the sheer presence and  quality of this vehicle was striking. The new second generation Buick Enclave succeeds as a total package with a sleeker more athletic exterior design, intriguing 100 LED Evonik Acrylite front headlamps and a major upgrade of the interior.

Powered by a 3.6 liter 310 horsepower V6 this Buick has the vigor to move when you need it to, and a front strut and multi-link back suspension system that steps up to the power with crisp handling for a vehicle of this size. The All Wheel Drive Premium Enclave also contributes to great road manners with an active twin-clutch rear differential that shifts power side-to-side.

Inside the Buick Enclave is a step above its entry level luxury positioning at a commensurate price of $50,000 for a Premium All Wheel Drive edition.