The 2015 Buick Enclave is a full-size crossover is essentially in three trim levels which are known as groups: Comfort, leather and premium. Each 2015 Buick Enclave comes standard with seats in the second row captain and seating for seven passengers. A seat in the second row is optional groups and premium leather and increases the total seats for eight.
Standard equipment for the 2015 Buick Enclave with Convenience Group includes 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, the rear parking sensors, power liftgate, remote start, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver’s seat, power passenger seat two-way, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronics Convenience Group includes OnStar telematics, Bluetooth phone and the audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a touch screen of 6.5 inches, interface electronics Buick IntelliLink, dual USB charging port (on the back of the sound system that includes a six-speaker CD player, the auxiliary audio input, an audio interface iPod / USB and center console satellite radio).
A step forward for the Group leather adds 19-inch wheels, a warning system of blind spot rear cross traffic alert, leather upholstery, power-adjustable steering wheel, heated front seats and a power passenger seat eight positions. The 2015 Buick Enclave top of the Premium Group range includes all the previous adaptive headlights, power-folding and the auto-dimming mirrors, a warning system of frontal collision warning system lane change, heated and ventilated front seats and 10 speaker Bose sound system. Options in the Leather & panel include 20-inch wheels, a sunroof dual panel, an entertainment system for rear seat, an outlet 120 volt, an audio system and Bose surround sound system IntelliLink integrated into navigation.
2015 Buick Enclave Interior
The interior of a 2015 Buick Enclave is not as rich as those found in some of its competitors, but the surfaces are still attractive and good quality. In particular, the dashboard, with contrast stitching, looks like the real leather and contributes to the elegant atmosphere of Buick. Climate controls are operated by three knobs easy to use, while each has 2015 Buick Enclave IntelliLink touch screen of 6.5 inches. IntelliLink enables radio smartphone application integration, and has clean design and the intuitive menu structure. The screen itself is mounted under driver’s line of sight, however, and requires the closer look away from the road we would like. Furthermore, system is sometimes slow to respond to touch inputs, so that interface a bit frustrating.
With regard to more practical matters, the 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the broadest cross available for people and cargo. The passengers enjoy ample head and leg, like most of the occupants of the second row. But those cushions middle row seats are mounted a little low, affecting comfort for adults. Sliding those seats to the bottom helps ease this problem, but if it does effectively kills the third-row legroom. The third row is actually large enough for adults to fit comfortably, although it is realistic best suited for smaller stature or children. Its especially true if you want to fit three wide. Rearward visibility is almost nonexistent when you have a full crew on board, so the standard rear-view camera is helpful.
The 2015 Buick Enclave outperforms all its competitors in terms of capacity, however. Even with the third row seats in place, which carries up to 23.3 cubic feet of luggage. That figure jumps to 68.9 behind second row and a cavernous 115.2 cubes with the seats in the second and third row stowed.
2015 Buick Enclave Engine
All 2015 Buick Enclaves come with a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, the while all-wheel drive is optional. Properly equipped, the 2015 Buick Enclaves can tow up to 4,500 pounds. In performance testing, 2015 Buick Enclave in the four wheel drive went from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds, which is a little slower than average for large crosses, some of which are equipped with more powerful V8 engines . The EPA estimates that Enclave front wheel drive will return 19 mpg combined (17 city / 24 highway), and all wheel brings that slightly less than 18 combined mpg (16/22) number.
2015 Buick Enclave Safety
All 2015 Buick Enclaveare equipped with anti-lock brakes, the stability and traction control, front side airbags side, full-length side curtain airbags, rear parking sensors and rearview camera. Also standard is a large air bag is deployed between the front seats in the event of a side impact. Standard OnStar system includes the automatic notification accident, roadside assistance on demand, the emergency button, stolen vehicle locator and active intervention and remote door unlock.
2015 Buick Enclave Groups premium leather and include cross traffic alert and warning system of blind spot. The Premium Group also includes warning systems frontal collision warning and lane departure, which are available on the Group skin too. In braking tests, an enclave with optional 20-inch wheels stopped from 60 mph in 126 feet, which an average distance.
In government crash tests, the Enclave earned the highest possible rating of five out of five possible stars for overall performance, with five stars for overall impact protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The 2015 Buick Enclave also did well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, obtaining a high grade in offset frontal impact test moderate-overlap and side impact, strength and safety belts ceiling and headrest tests.