2016 Buick Enclave  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#17 of 2016 SUVs

#31 of all 2016 vehicles


The Enclave, a mainstay of Buick's lineup since 2008, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Buick Enclave has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Buick Enclave is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Buick Enclave has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Buick Enclave has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0379% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3266%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0379% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3266% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Buick Enclave is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Buick Enclave is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10070Cadillac XTSLincoln MKTINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKSToyota 4RunnerFord ExpeditionVolvo XC90Volkswagen TouaregLincoln MKXHyundai GenesisBuick EnclaveCadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Buick Enclave with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2016 Buick Enclave is safer than the 2016 Cadillac XTS, the 2016 Lincoln MKT, the 2016 INFINITI QX60, and the 2016 Lincoln MKS and less safe than the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2016 Volvo XC90, and the 2016 Ford Expedition. It is about as safe as the 2016 Cadillac SRX.

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