We created the new Buick Enclave and the world quickly took notice. Sure it’s stylish, spacious and well appointed. But what really earns it top marks is that it’s premium without being pretentious and smart without being stuffy. Three rows of first-class seating in a QuietTuned interior, an ingenious navigation and entertainment system, an active approach to safety, and an intelligent all-wheel drive system are just a few of the many qualities that make the new Buick Enclave the new class of world class.
Once in a great while something comes along that disrupts our vision in a very good way. That’s exactly the design philosophy behind the new Buick Enclave and why it was crafted to never blend in — but rather to stand apart. Curves sweep from one end to the other. Up front, wraparound high-intensity discharge xenon headlamps provide a brighter light than halogen to help you see road signs better. From there, the new Buick Enclave has a signature waterfall grille, chrome portholes and sculpted lines that flow undisturbed into three-dimensional, multi-lens taillamps. They’re all hallmarks of Buick design introduced by the new Buick Enclave. Clearly, a new day in design has dawned.
Discovering new places on your own is great; sharing them with seven of your closest friends is even better. We did the numbers and gave the new Buick Enclave three rows of first-class seating for up to eight — something not found on any luxury crossover. And with SmartSlide, getting to the third row is simple thanks to second-row seats that easily slide forward using only one hand. Plenty of storage space also comes along for the ride in the new Buick Enclave. Fold down the second- and third-row seats to create a level load floor, freeing up 115 cubic feet (that’s room for enough food to fill five full size refrigerators for your next dinner party). With the third row down, you have 65.9 cubic feet, plenty of luggage space for a family of four. And with both rows up, you still have 23.3 cubic feet behind the third row for that end table you just have to have.
In the new Buick Enclave, it’s all about the power of teamwork. Intricately tuned shift points make the 6-speed automatic transmission one half of a high-tech powertrain. The other is a 288-hp 3.6L V-6 engine with direct fuel injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Together, they maximize performance and efficiency, producing better highway fuel economy in the new Buick Enclave than any other eight-passenger crossover. The gearbox is specifically engineered for either Enclave’s front-wheel or all-wheel-drive configurations. A sophisticated 32-bit control module monitors its operation and enables smooth shifts even at high speeds to help minimize vibrations. And because we realize sometimes you can’t wait, you can start the new Buick Enclave and activate climate controls (based on previous settings) from nearly 200 feet away with a handy optional remote starter system.