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Buick Enclave Named One of the Best Three-Row SUVs

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Front side view of 2022 Buick Enclave parked in front of house
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The Buick Enclave has recently been featured on Consumer Reports’ list of the Best Three-Row SUVs. Buick’s flagship model won the honor for its spacious third-row seating — and overall, it was ranked as the second-best model on the list.

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What makes the Enclave a top pick?

In order to win the second-to-top spot in its crowded, competitive segment, the Enclave had to really impress the editors of Consumer Reports. After it impressed the judges with its road test, it won accolades for its roomy rear seats, which won’t leave grown-up riders feeling cramped.

“The Enclave is the rare luxury midsized SUV that has decent third-row room without punishing the second-row occupants,” said the Consumer Reports review. While the experts still recommend the third row for kids, they suggest that smaller adults could ride back there, too — particularly if the second-row seats are bumped forward slightly.

That said, Consumer Reports knocked off some points for the Enclave’s middling reliability ratings. But that couldn’t have hurt the Enclave’s final score by much — it still finished second among the Luxury SUV segment, ranking behind only the 2021 BMW X7. To put that in perspective, the BMW starts at $74,900, while the base-trim Enclave clocks in at $41,195.

Get to know the 2022 Buick Enclave

The 2022 Buick Enclave boasts brand-new styling for the 2022 model year. In addition to redesigned front and rear fascias, it sports updated LED lighting, and an array of additional wheel styles and exterior color options. On the inside, it’s also gotten a full makeover, complete with a brand-new center console, more soft-touch surfaces, and new push-button Electronic Transmission Range Select feature. You can also opt for a Sport Touring model, which boasts exclusive styling features, including a signature grille.

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