The entry-level Buick Enclave rings in just under $40,000, and it's well-equipped for the money. However, if you're looking for every option on the list, it's not hard to see the car blow past the $50,000 price-point, too.
Major options include a navigation system and remote start, along with 19- and 20-inch wheels, a head-up display (HUD), heated and cooled front seats, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Upgraded models also receive a heated steering wheel for 2015.
IntelliLink is a refreshing upgrade for the Enclave in recent years. It vaults the Buick crossover into the forefront of some technology realms, especially smartphone connectivity. Relatively simple Bluetooth connectivity opens up phone functions and audio streaming, and access to internet-streaming radio apps such as Pandora and Stitcher. Last year, Buick added Apple's Siri EyesFree that added voice search and the ability to read out loud text message.
Every Enclave comes equipped as standard with power locks, mirrors and windows; AM/FM/CD/XM radio; Bluetooth connectivity; air conditioning; and cruise control. Navigation and a Bose-branded premium audio system with 10 speakers are optional.
A rearview camera is included in the Enclave, which is useful for backing up the big body. HD radio, USB connections, and voice recognition are all useful and standard.