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Buick Enclave vs. Buick LaCrosse Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Buick Enclave 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Enclaves, 8.5 months of data per Enclave, average 8300 miles

 

2014 Buick Enclave 43
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Enclaves, 9.6 months of data per Enclave, average 20400 miles

Common problem with rear A/C leaks in the 2013 also somewhat common in the 2014.

 

2013 Buick Enclave 64
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 35300 miles

Refreshed for 2013. Common problem with rear A/C leaks.

 

2012 Buick Enclave 39
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 49400 miles

 

2011 Buick Enclave 71
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  73 Enclaves, 9.2 months of data per Enclave, average 60100 miles
2011 Buick LaCrosse   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 LaCrosses, 10.6 months of data per LaCrosse, average 56200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Buick Enclave 87
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Enclaves, 8.4 months of data per Enclave, average 69800 miles
2010 Buick LaCrosse   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 LaCrosses, 8.2 months of data per LaCrosse, average 75200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Buick Enclave 77
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 76600 miles

 

2008 Buick Enclave 90
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  97 Enclaves, 9.5 months of data per Enclave, average 91300 miles

Multiple reports of transmission wave plate failures earlier.

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Buick Enclave vs. Buick LaCrosse Reliability Comparisons

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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.
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Looking at the history of the 2010 model, it seems to be the worst. Almost everyone has the same steering problem. Several people had the purge valve issue as well. In general, this car seems unreliable compared to most. Far too many trips to the dealer for major repairs. Also had a major AC repair which I have not listed yet (need to find the receipt for that one).
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 FWD
The level of quality workmanship, material, parts and warrenty. 16,000 miles and no appereent defects.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Seems to be well built.
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
Have two warranty issues within days of leaving the dealership. Rubber seal around passenger door is loose. Periodic clang / bang immediately after start.
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