2020 Buick Enclave

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2020 Buick Enclave 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LT 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave were redesigned for the 2018 model year. They are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as midsize SUVs. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1923
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -9
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1923
Head
HIC-15 242
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.40
Maximum tibia index - right 0.66
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 56

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave were redesigned for the 2018 model year. They are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as midsize SUVs. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1925
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1925
Head HIC-15 119
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.18
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) 91

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1925
Head HIC-15 69
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 18
Lateral force (kN) -1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 17
Average deflection (mm) 13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 1.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 67
A-P moment (Nm) -20

How the side crash test is conducted