If the commodious cabin, quiet and smooth ride, long list of standard features, or even super luxury features are in your mind when you are thinking about the vehicle for your big family, a recently redesigned Buick Enclave should be on your consideration list. The second generation of this three-row SUV arrived after 10 years of the first-generation introduction. The new version is new from the ground up and available in four trims including the super luxury Avenir. The performance has also improved from the previous generation.
The 2019 Buick Enclave won’t introduce big changes when it arrives. So, you shouldn’t waste time waiting for this version as it could even be slightly more expensive while not much different. New color options, interior color combinations, more standard equipment could be on the offer. We should also expect more advanced safety equipment available in lower trims.
2019 Buick Enclave: Design
The freshest version of the Enclave SUV switched to the long wheelbase version of the C1XX platform which also underpins recently overhauled GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 and Chevy Traverse. The benefits of the new architecture are hundreds of pounds less and better performance among others. But the newest Enclave also has more expressive styling and improved aerodynamics.
Body lines of the Enclave are sleeker and model also has modernized styling elements. The headlights feature thinner geometry and nice LED accents. The grille version also looks more elegant and comes with the winged strip. The flowing character line also adds to its profile look and also makes the model looks smaller.
As for the 2019 Buick Enclave, the look won’t, of course, change. New color options and wheel designs will be available with this version.
Interior of the Enclave has also been upgraded with the recent redesign and will return in the same form and with similar equipment. High-quality materials and attractive trim combinations will provide luxury feel and comfort while thanks to the active noise cancellation the cabin will also be exceptionally quiet. There will also be enough space in all row and up to 97.6 cubes of the cargo capacity.
As for the available equipment, even the base versions will offer plenty of desirable features. The LED headlights, three-zone climate, power and heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition will be available from the entry-level trim. The base in-car technology will include an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone compatibility features, WiFi hotspot, six speakers, etc.
Upper versions will add leather upholstery, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, larger wheels, unique grille and more.
The model will also come equipped with all advanced safety features it offers now but we expect some of them to step down to lower trims.
2019 Buick Enclave: Powertrain
The 2019 Buick Enclave will likely return with the single powertrain. GM’s newest 3.6-liter V-6 can produce 310 hp and max torque is 266 pound-feet reachable in 2, 000 rpm range. The engine operates in the combination with the smooth nine-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard and available the twin-clutch rear differential all-wheel drive.
The Enclave with front wheels powered will be able to hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. The towing limit will stay at 5, 000 pounds. The fuel economy will be 21 or 20 mpg combined depending on the FWD or AWD.
2019 Buick Enclave: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Buick Enclave is expected in fall 2018. The price could go slightly up if Buick offers more safety systems in lower trims.