What drivers really think about Buick’s SUVs

Quick notes

– Buick’s SUV lineup consists of three mid-sized SUVs and one wagon.

– While Buick may have a smaller market share, the drivers are loyal and rate their products consistently high.

Buick has a decent class of SUVs featuring three mid-sized SUVs and one station wagon. Those in the class are the Regal Tour, Envision, Encore, and Enclave.

Buick Regal Tour MSRP $29,070-$35,070

The Buick Regal Tour is Buick’s smallest non-car offering. With an expert review of 7.6/10 and driver reviews of 4.6/5, the Buick Regal Tour is considered a dependable utility offering untold features and benefits.

With a 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo 8A engine offering 250hp, on an AWD chassis, the Buick Regal Tour offers more than the standard wagon in the same price range. Though slow on acceleration, it handles nicely and speedily once going.

It features classic Buick styling and interior comfort with a higher-end appearance but budgetary pricing. Driver reviews indicate that personal storage is lacking, but that it offers more cargo space than larger crossovers and subcompact SUVs.

Buick is normally seen as a brand for older drivers, but it still features modern advances such as navigation and smartphone and electronics integration. The Buick Regal Tour also offers a Wi-Fi hotspot making it very functional for work, family and play.

Buick Envision MSRP $31,995-$43,600 

The Buick Envision is a small SUV featuring luxury features. The Envision is expert-reviewed at 7.2/10 and driver-reviewed at 4.7/5. The Buick Envision is considered comfortable, with nice styling at great value. The top of the line Buick Envision features an AWD powertrain with a 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo 9A engine providing 252hp.

Drivers’ review the Buick Envision as a classic Buick car offering classic Buick comfort in a quiet interior. Despite being a small SUV, it’s considered comfortable for taller drivers and passengers. Technology includes USB ports, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

Driver’s have complained of blocked views at certain heights and bad fuel economy.

Buick Encore MSRP $23,200-$30,800

The Buick Encore is billed as a small luxury SUV. The fully loaded version is an AWD powertrain featuring a 1.4L 4-cylinder Turbo 6A engine outputting 138hp.

Driver reviews indicate the Encore continues Buick’s standard quiet ride, including at higher speeds. Rear passenger and cargo space does appear to be limited but the Encore is considered a subcompact SUV and expectations should fall accordingly.

Technology includes standard Buick Infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

This is a compact SUV for those that desire the classic Buick quiet ride with easy to use driving features with decent power and handling.

Buick Enclave MSRP $40,000-$56,100

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The Buick Enclave is probably the Buick SUV most are familiar with. Rated at 7.7/10 by experts and 4.5/5 by drivers, the Enclave offers an AWD powertrain with a 3.6L 6-cylinder engine offering 302hp and 5,000lbs towing capacity.

The Buick Enclave is a mid-sized SUV. The interior is considered more spacious than its peers, and is quiet and serene with plenty of cargo space. The Enclave does feature third-row seating, but that eats into the cargo space.

The Buick Enclave has quite a few safety features such as the distance indicator, blind zone alert, and also a safety seat alert which vibrates to let drivers know if a lane drift or collision may be close. This is exactly what you think of when thinking of Buick.


Buick SUVs obtain high ratings from experts and drivers alike. Buick is known for comfort and safety, and that hasn’t changed. Which Buick SUV may be right for you depends on the average number of passengers you normally have, whether those passengers may be children, and how much cargo space you require.

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