Flash Drive

2022 Buick Enclave

Model Tested: 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD

The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir is a family oriented three row SUV with lots of space and high-tech features..

Engine: 3.6-literV-6, 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 9-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 17-mpg city, 25-mpg highway, 20-mpg combined

Base Price: $57,100

As Tested: $59,890


Smooth ride on highway and in city

Very good highway fuel economy—our best was 30.9-mpg

Styling is handsome and slightly conservative.

Acceptable acceleration but nothing exciting

Smooth shifting transmission

No specific AWD controls

Suspension geared for comfortable ride

Up to 5,000 pound towing capacity


Very comfortable, supportive front seats

Both front seats have power lumbar

Heated and cooled front seats

Second row Captain’s chairs are roomy and comfortable.

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Heated wheel

Ample auxiliary controls

Excellent head up display

Second row heated Captain’s chairs have armrests

Excellent second row legroom

Flat floor second row

Rear HVAC controls

Third row seating snug


Front seat room, comfort and features fit the luxury nature of the Enclave.

Flat cargo deck

No lift-over

Ample space behind third row

Large plastic bin under cargo floor

High opening lift gate

Four cargo loops

Big, deep console bin

Rear seats power fold up/down

Split third row seat

Gap between folded seats

Thee is ample grocery room behind the third row seats.

Medium rear door bins

Large, wide infotainment screen

WOW Factors:

Tasteful, slightly conservative styling

Power folding rear seats

Double moonroof

Excellent head up display

Well-equipped for modern connected families

Many USB ports

Cargo space is great with all the seats folded down.

Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot


No specific AWD controls

Small seatback pouches

Camera rear view mirror odd at first

No lock on glovebox

Wood trim seems a little cheap

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir is the top model of the Buick SUV lineup and its creature comforts, smooth ride, high tech features, and stylish but slightly conservative styling match its

The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir shines brightest on long highway trips.

stature. The top trim level Avenir is well equipped for high tech families with lots of USB ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD easily handles bad weather but it’s more about highway and city family comfort than rock climbing.