2021 Buick Enclave  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#29 of 2021 SUVs

#45 of all 2021 vehicles


The Enclave, a mainstay of Buick's lineup since 2008, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Buick Enclave has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Buick Enclave is above 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 2021 Buick Enclave has a score of 86, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.03%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2021 Buick Enclave has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0348% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9714%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0348% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9714% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Buick Enclave is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Buick Enclave is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Buick Enclave offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2021 Buick Enclave include the following active safety system: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Front Pedestrian Braking. Optional safety features on the 2021 Buick Enclave which we recommend include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9776Chrysler PacificaNissan MuranoCadillac XT6Buick EnclaveHyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportFord ExplorerSubaru AscentHonda PilotComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Buick Enclave with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 97. The 2021 Buick Enclave is safer than the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2021 Nissan Murano and less safe than the 2021 Ford Explorer, the 2021 Honda Passport, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2021 Toyota Highlander, and the 2021 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2021 Cadillac XT6 and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade.

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