Used Buick Enclave Buying Guide

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Which Used Enclave Is Right For You?

The Buick Enclave was introduced in 2008 as a minivan-shaming family hauler.

The seven- or eight-passenger Enclave (depending on seating configuration) was developed to replace the truck-based SUV Rainier, the Rendezvous crossover, and the Terraza minivan. That's a tall order.

Credit Buick for getting it right from the start. As soon as it was released, U.S. News & World Report praised the carlike handling, silent cabin, cozy seating, and impressive styling. The crossover did have its downsides, including a hefty 4,780-pound curb weight. With no optional V8 engine, its heavy body could make acceleration a challenge. Still, the positives outweighed the negatives.

All model years offer enough positives to make every choice a safe and reliable alternative in the crowded midsize SUV category.

The 2017 Enclave, including a new Sport Touring Edition, debuted at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Those shopping for a midsize SUV may not want to wait for the newest model. There are a host of excellent Buick Enclaves in the thriving used car market. Here’s what you need to know to decide which Buick Enclave might suit your lifestyle.