Photo of 2014 Buick Enclave courtesy of GM.
The 2014-MY Buick Enclave mid-size SUV reached fleet customers the fastest among SUVs with 44 days between initial order and its arrival at a dealership.
The Buick Enclave was at the top of a list of 29 SUVs that were part of a survey measuring order-to-deliver times by Automotive Fleet in partnership with seven fleet management companies. The survey also ranked OTD times for cars, vans, and trucks. The Subaru Outback logged the fastest OTD of any 2014-MY vehicle with 43 days.
While several models on the list including the Enclave slipped compared to their performance with 2013-MY vehicles, five models showed double-digit improvement from a year ago. The BMW X5 improved by an average of 22 days, and the Ford Flex improved by 21 days.
The participating fleet management companies were ARI, Donlen, Element Fleet Management, Emkay, GE Capital Fleet Services, LeasePlan USA, and Wheels Inc. The OTD survey traced deliveries of 145,836 new vehicles in the 2014 model-year, representing 104 different models.