2016 Buick Enclave vs. 2015 Buick Enclave

2016 Enclave MiltonIf you have been driving your Buick Enclave for a while and are thinking about upgrading, you may wonder what sets the 2016 and 2015 models apart. Buick made several key changes, including the innovative Wi-Fi hotspot abilities.


The 2015 Buick Enclave offered available 4G LTE on certain configurations, but the 2016 Buick Enclave ensures that every single vehicle gets this feature, including the entry-level model. The standard 4G LTE connectivity includes Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities and lets you connect as many as seven devices at once. It even includes free connectivity for three months so you have time to decide whether you want to buy the subscription.

Changes to Enclave Colors

Buick also made some minor adjustments to the available exterior colors for the Enclave. The 2015 version offered White Diamond Tricoat, White Opal, and Carbon Black Metallic, all of which were removed from the option list for 2016. The 2016 Buick Enclave added White Frost Tricoat, Summit White, and Ebony Twilight Metallic to replace these shades.

Adjusted Steering Wheel

In the 2015 Buick Enclave, the lower area of the steering wheel was made of wood. For the 2016 model, this portion is leather, ensuring that the entire steering wheel is wrapped in leather. This leads to the additional option for a heated steering wheel.

Other 2016 Buick Enclave Changes

Some LPO options are also new for the 2016 Buick Enclave, including a cargo area tray that wasn’t previously offered and 19-inch aluminum wheels clad in chrome.

Same Great Enclave

Overall, the 2016 Buick Enclave is the same popular Enclave as the 2015 model. This SUV can be configured to seat seven or eight passengers and lets you choose from front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. When configured properly, it will tow 4,500 pounds. You can get advanced safety features, like lane departure warning and forward collision alerts.

Whether you want to drive the 2015 or 2016 Buick Enclave around Milton, Florida, the team at McKenzie Motors can help you get behind the wheel!