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Driven: The 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir Is GM’s Best Crossover

Driven: The 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir Is GM's Best Crossover

The 2023 Enclave starts at $43,300 for the base FWD model, rising to $55,600 for the luxurious Avenir trim. Add another $2,000 if you want AWD. With all the options added, the AWD Enclave Avenir costs over $68,000. That’s noticeably more expensive than the Chevrolet Traverse (starting at $34,220), which shares a platform and powertrain with the Enclave. But load up a Traverse to its top High Country trim (starting at $51,700), and that price difference shrinks significantly.

As for the Cadillac XT6, it starts at $48,595 in base form, although options available on the top trim can easily pull it above $80,000. We think the XT6 is the more attractive SUV, but that, along with Super Cruise, isn’t enough to make up for the smaller size, comparable material quality and lack of massage seats.

The Buick Enclave sits nicely in the middle of GM’s three-row crossover family, and it’s where we’d put our money if we were forced to buy one. It’s far from perfect, but we think the Buick version offers the best combination of price, premium feel, features and styling. We are confident that this is GM’s most complete crossover to date.

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