The seven-seater Buick Enclave is a midsize luxury SUV that features a massive 97.6 cubic feet of cargo space with its second and third row collapsed. This family favorite from Buick comes in four luxurious trims such as the Preferred, Essence, Premium and Avenir. Some of the amazing features available on the Enclave lineup include a 3.6L V6 with start stop technology, keyless open and push-button start, leather appointed luxurious seating and interiors, heated front and second row seats, 4G LTE Hotspot capability and an out of this world entertainment system that doles out melodies from a Bose performance-enhanced premium 10-speaker system. The Enclave is a seamless blend of sophisticated looks, crafted interior luxury, sporty performance and all this is complemented suitably with an amazing array of safety features. We take a look at one of the Buick Enclaves on display at Temecula Buick dealer to understand how safe the 2019 Buick Enclave with a little disclaimer that the safety features are only preventive and it’s up to the drivers to take necessary action upon being alerted, drive safe, drive responsibly and follow the laws.
The Enclave comes standard with a 7-airbag system that works in conjunction with the seatbelts. You have the regular frontal airbags, front-center airbag, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-rail airbags to reduce risk to the heads of driver and passengers in case or rollovers and knee airbags for the front passenger.
The Following Distance Indicator is the first one in this category. It warns the drivers through light indicators, beeps and chair vibrations if they are getting too close to a vehicle moving in front. This can be enhanced with an available forward collision braking system in the Avenir trim that applied the brakes automatically in the event of a driver not applying the brakes even after the warnings from the following distance indicator. The Premium and Avenir also come standard with Forward Collision Alert and Front Pedestrian Braking that needs no explanation.The list gets longer as we add Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert andLow Speed Forward Automatic Braking. Tire pressure monitoring system is another fantastic safety tool that monitors the pressure in real time and alerts the driver is any of the tires are experiencing low pressure. Needless to mention the Buick has all the necessary door locks and latches such as the Child Safety latches.
The Best part of modern-day safety features are that they are quite proactive and actually assist drivers in driving better and safer. The 2019 Buick Enclave has some fantastic features that are standard and some available and some exclusively available to specific trims. Some such features include Electronic Traction Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert that alerts drivers to approaching left or right cross traffic when you are reversing out from a garage or parking space.
Rear Park Assist and the absolutely cherished Rear Vision Camera help you in this category and one of most advanced safety features we found on an Enclave at display at Temecula Buick was the Surround Vision system that gave a birds-eye-view of the area around the vehicle on the infotainment display. You can do a lot with the top-view to assist you in maneuvering the vehicle especially from challenging parking spaces.