The 2016 Buick Enclave Review From a Mom And Her Kids

I was provided the 2016 Buick Enclave for one week free of charge to provide this review. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own. 


Last week, we had the pleasure of driving around town and even up to Hershey Park, in the 2016 Buick Enclave. I’m definitely not a minivan mom, so when I was asked to review this crossover, I was definitely excited. With a family of five, this car was perfect for us and the little ones.

This car is great for any FLY mom to run a carpool, personal errands, with or without the kids. It’s sleek, stylish and comfortable. Driving an SUV on a regular basis, this was a nice change because I fit into parking spots much easier, but it still fit my family of five comfortably.

Shout out to my 7-year-old photographer for taking many of these pics :)

Shout out to my 7-year-old photographer for taking many of these pics 🙂

Some of my favorite features (probably across the GM brand as a whole) are the rear view assist (back up camera), the satellite and bluetooth radio system, and the hidden compartments that provide extra space (check out the video below for the hidden trunk space). I loved that there was plenty of room in the front to store whatever I needed to, without it looking cluttered.

I also loved the fact that the two middle row seats were fully adjustable. We were able to glide the seats forward or backward to reach maximum comfort. In addition, the blindspot alerts are absolutely amazing in these new cars. It really does help me feel more at ease when driving.

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The double sunroof was another favorite. We loved that it had the option of having the shade if the sun got to be too much.

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One things I’ve gotten accustomed to is the seat memory and the comfortable leather seats. And the Enclave doesn’t disappoint as it has both of these features and more. My husband has very different seat settings than I do. So I love that I can adjust back to my settings when I get in the driver’s seat after him, at just the touch of a button. The other thing I’ve gotten accustomed to is being able to control music and other things (like the bluetooth) without my hands every having to leave the steering wheel.

We are big on music. So being able to instantly connect not only to SiriusXM but also to my pre-programmed Pandora stations was a huge hit!

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The kids also enjoyed riding in the Buick Enclave for a week. They had a few things they enjoyed about the car themselves, which you can see from the video below. But hanging out in the trunk was fun to them too!

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The 2016 Buick Enclave seats seven people. I will say that it’s not as spacious in the third row as a full size SUV. So it’s best for the little ones to hang out in the back. But then again, I’m 5’9 so I like a lot of extra leg room.

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We’ve had OnStar for a very long time. And while we’ve never had to use it, it’s always great to know that it’s there in case of an emergency. So this is one thing that I love across the GM models as well. It’s an additional safety measure, especially when I may be traveling alone with my kids.

Also, in this age of technology, there can never be enough USB ports, and this car did not disappoint. Gone are the days of having to fight over who gets to charge their phone or their tablet.

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For more info on the 2016 Buick Enclave and to find a Buick dealership near you, head on over to Buick.com!

Does your family fit into a crossover vehicle?

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27 Comments

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    Stacie
    August 14, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! That joint is nice! I’m in the market for a new car so I’ll have to keep this one in mind.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      That’s awesome Stacie! Yes, you definitely should take it for a spin and see how you like it. I think they have a 24-hr test drive special going on right now 🙂

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    Holly
    August 14, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Oooo this is really nice! the kids are so cute! At least they fit in the back lol. I am short so maybe it would be an easier fit for me.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:27 PM

      Bwahaha! Thanks so much Holly! Yes, you will probably be fine lounging in the back LOL

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    Shawana
    August 15, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    I love it! it’s the perfect size SUV not to big and not to small. The sleek interior and sunroof seals the deal for me. Looks like you had a great time driving it around!
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:28 PM

      Yes indeed, I immediately fell in love with the sunroof!!!

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    LaKisha
    August 15, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    This is sleek looking. Love it. Great post. I will definitely have to go check it out in person.
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    Apryl
    August 16, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Nice! This reminds me of those Buick commericals! Buick has definitely made some nice changes! They’re not just for Uncle Sam anymore!
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:29 PM

      No they definitely are not Apryl! They’ve put a modern spin with luxury and I love what they’re doing.

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    August 17, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Great recap, I purchased a new set of wheels two weeks ago. This Enclave has some similar features that I love. I have to have a sunroof but having the double roof is extra dope. I’m new to the rear assist but its growing on me.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:32 PM

      Woot woot! Congrats on the new wheels Mimi!!! Yes, this car has me thinking about all those things I want in my new wheels, and double roof is on the list 🙂

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    Chasing Joy
    August 17, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Sounds like this car had some awesome features. I so want a new car. Hopefully next year. I am eying a crossover too.

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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:25 PM

      This was my first time testing out a crossover. So definitely add it to your list of cars to test drive when you start looking (I’m claiming it for you).

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    Starkey
    August 17, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Those are nice cars. It’s just me so my family would definitely fit plus some.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 20, 2015 at 12:48 AM

      That’s great, you should definitely check it out!

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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:24 PM

      Love it Starkey! It was definitely a perfect fit for our family 🙂

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    Jonna Scott-Blakes
    August 17, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    This SUV is very nice. It’s good to see so many American made cars really stepping up and out-shining the foreign cars in the last few years.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:24 PM

      Yessss Jonna! That’s exactly what I was thinking! We have an American made SUV and they truly do get better every year.

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    Valerie
    August 17, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Cool! That was one of the cars that we looked into getting when shopping for a family car – very nice!!!
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    Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)
    August 18, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    That’s a really cute SUV! Since our car is out of commission that would come in really handy.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:21 PM

      Nicole, I loved how stylist and cute it was, but that my husband could also drive it and not feel like it was a girly car lol

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    GinaB
    August 18, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    What a great opportunity. The car looks stylish and sporty.
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    Jaye@Curvatude
    August 19, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Uhmmm Great review lady! You have me wanting to go out and check this ride out ASAP! LOL. It looks like such a nice car and I love all the tech features cuz yes, music and charging devices is a must when I am rolling with my crew.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 24, 2015 at 9:19 PM

      Aww thanks Jaye! I really had a great time in this crossover and loved that I could roll with the family or with the girlfriends 🙂

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