2017 Buick Enclave  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#24 of 2017 SUVs

#41 of all 2017 vehicles


The Enclave, part of Buick's lineup since 2008, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Enclave packs some oomph. The Enclave has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Buick Enclave has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 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 2017 Buick Enclave is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Buick Enclave is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9970Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTToyota 4RunnerChrysler 300Buick EnclaveVolvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXHyundai Genesis G80Mazda CX-9Lincoln MKXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Buick Enclave with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 99. The 2017 Buick Enclave is safer than the 2017 Cadillac XTS, the 2017 INFINITI QX60, and the 2017 Lincoln MKT and less safe than the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Mazda CX-9, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2017 Lexus RX, the 2017 Acura MDX, and the 2017 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chrysler 300.

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