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5-Year Cost to Own Full-Size SUV Award Given To Buick Enclave

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The Buick Enclave has won the 5-Year Cost to Own Full-Size SUV Award for the 3rd straight year

2016 Buick Enclave
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They say good things come in threes and that’s definitely true for the Buick Enclave, as the GM vehicle recently picked up its third consecutive 5-Year Cost to Own Full-Size SUV Award from

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Researchers from Kelley Blue Book conduct research each year to determine how much it would cost to own each particular vehicle available in the US for a five year stretch. The analysts consider many factors; such as purchase price, state fees, financing, insurance, projected depreciation, and anticipated costs of fuel.

The 2016 Buick Enclave comes standard with a 22 gallon fuel tank. The front-wheel drive version provides an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway. That respectable fuel economy is largely the result of the Enclave’s efficient V6 engine, which is good for 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

The new Buick Enclave can seat up to eight passengers. Standard features include a rearview camera, Buick IntelliLink, and OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. A heated steering wheel and heated front seats are also available on higher trims. In addition, the Enclave features 23.3 cubic feet of available cargo space. has estimated the cost to own the 2016 Buick Enclave for five years would be $57,845, as of December 31, 2015.

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Gallery: The 2016 Buick Enclave