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Buick Enclave vs. Buick LaCrosse Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Buick Enclave or Buick LaCrosse reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Buick Enclave and the Buick LaCrosse truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Buick Enclave and Buick LaCrosse reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Buick Enclave and the Buick LaCrosse were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Buick Enclave and the Buick LaCrosse have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Buick Enclave 31 Enclaves, 4.9 months of data per Enclave, average 5200 miles

Year after year GM's large crossovers have had iffy reliability.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Buick Enclave 43 Enclaves, 9.0 months of data per Enclave, average 13300 miles31
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Buick Enclave 48 Enclaves, 10.3 months of data per Enclave, average 26400 miles

The one reliable model year for GM's large crossovers. Unclear why this one differs from the others.
12
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Buick Enclave 87 Enclaves, 9.4 months of data per Enclave, average 41300 miles45
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Buick LaCrosse   22 LaCrosses, 9.4 months of data per LaCrosse, average 37400 miles

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2010 Buick Enclave 65 Enclaves, 8.8 months of data per Enclave, average 51700 miles65
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Buick LaCrosse   16 LaCrosses, 7.9 months of data per LaCrosse, average 54500 miles

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2009 Buick Enclave 95 Enclaves, 9.7 months of data per Enclave, average 66700 miles71
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Buick Enclave 123 Enclaves, 9.1 months of data per Enclave, average 76000 miles70
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Buick Enclave

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have owned two Enclaves now and no major problem in 46,000 miles total.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
First car that has not been back to the dealer for a major problem in the first two months
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Seems to be well built.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The level of quality workmanship, material, parts and warrenty. 16,000 miles and no appereent defects.
Buick Enclave Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
G.M. reputation
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability of 3800 is well-known. GM W-body platform is familiar to me.
2007 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Zero problems except one recall to repair a wiring problem concerning safety. Proven engine and drivetrain.
Buick LaCrosse Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have read a lot of people having electronic issues with this car.
2010 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Too many service/reliability issues, and GM was unwilling to fix a problem that kept reoccuring
2010 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have two warranty issues within days of leaving the dealership. Rubber seal around passenger door is loose. Periodic clang / bang immediately after start.