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2014 Buick Enclave Review

A few years ago, I sold my Buick Enclave and bought a Mazda CX-9. While the Mazda CX-9 works, we have 4 kids and trucking them in-and-out of the car was increasingly more difficult. Especially with a tween and a teenager that are rapidly growing, I knew keeping the CX-9 as a full-time family vehicle wasn’t an option. 

Mid Size Luxury SUV

Ever since selling the Buick Enclave, I had found myself missing all of it’s features. The luxury of the Enclave is that of a Cadillac. It’s size is spot on, not overly huge – but not tiny. 

2014 Buick Enclave Review - mid size luxury suv
2014 Buick Enclave Mid Size Luxury SUV

2014 Buick Enclave Review

From the remote tailgate that opens with a click of a button, to being able to start my car from an app – the Enclave is loaded with features. While we do have a premium vehicle, even the more base model offers a plethora of features. 

Seats 8 People

I was able to find an Enclave with 2 bench rows, so it will seat 8-passengers. While our previous Enclave had the 2 captain chairs, my biggest complaint of the vehicle was the trash that got stuck in the captain chair tracks!  

The 2 benches allow for plenty of room between the kids, I don’t feel like we are missing anything by not having the captain chairs.  Plus, it never fails we have an extra kid or two in our vehicle. Now, it’s no problem!

While we loved the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition Max, it just was too large for what we were wanting. We needed 8 seats but not a full size SUV. The Enclave was the answer.

Luxury Leather Interior

Our Buick Enclave was previously owned by 1-owner. We scored a hell of a deal. The vehicle only had 20,000 ish miles on it, the interior was impeccable and we were able to save several thousand dollars by not purchasing brand new.

Buying Pre-Owned SUV

One thing when purchasing a pre-owned suv, I always like to test drive the latest version as well to get a good feel for what has been improved. While there are definitely enhancements to the newer Enclave, we were happy to purchase pre-owned. 

Road Trip in the Buick Enclave

We just returned from driving all over the west coast of the United States. Dallas to Colorado, thru the Rocky Mountains to Utah. Utah we headed to beautiful Oregon, up Mt. Hood where we enjoyed family.

On the way home, we drove Portland to the Oregon coast, down Highway 1 – thru the redwoods to San Francisco. San Francisco to Las Vegas, and then Las Vegas thru Arizona (hello Grand Canyon!) and New Mexico – then home. It was a WILD adventure that I am so grateful we were able to make, all in the Buick Enclave!  

If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, that seats 7 or more people – definitely consider the Buick Enclave. It’s not as pricey as many of the other SUVs, the luxury, comfort and drive are spot-on.

When we were in the market for a 7-passenger vehicle, we had such a hard time deciding on which SUV to go with. So glad we went with the 2014 Buick Enclave!