2018 Buick Enclave is going to be quite a surprise. With great design, modern features and sleek appearance, it will definitively attract car enthusiasts all over the world.
New Enclave has already been presented at the New York Auto Show. From what we have been able to see, we can say that it is going to be very popular. This vehicle is one of the long-awaited models. It is based on Chevrolet Traverse. However, it will be larger, but much lighter than the current model, for about 400 pounds. This is very important because of the fuel efficiency and the engine itself. The handling is going to be improved as well. Its towing capacities will be improved as well. We can also expect all new trim level called Avenir.
The Avenir was firstly presented as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show. This model will be on the highest level of Buick elegancy and luxury. Its towing capacity will be improved as well. So it will be able to tow around 5000 pounds which is 500 pounds more than earlier. Its main rivals will be Acura MDX, BMW X5, Lexus RX, Mercedes Benz GLE-Class and Porsche Cayenne.
Powertrain and performance
Under the hood of 2018 Buick Enclave will be placed a new engine. We are talking about General Motors already familiar powertrain. It is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine will be able to produce 303 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. As for the drivetrain, it is available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. With AWD, new Buick will hit 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. With FWD, it will reach 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
2018 Buick Enclave Exterior and interior
This model will show significant upgrades. For example, the Avenir version will come with new 20-inch six-spoke aluminum wheels and dual moon roof. The front end will get three-dimensional mesh grille with unique chrome wings. Inside, it will be provided with plenty of safety features such a camera, ultrasonic sensors, 17 radar sensors and so on. The interior of 2018 Buick Enclave will get a nice mixture of contrasting stitching.
Speaking of the exterior generally, new 2018 Buick Enclave will feature new, elegant grille design. Winged headlights will get the latest quality LED lighting. It will be available with power – front moonroof. Inside, it will have seating for seven passengers in three rows of seats. So, it is a great choice for big families. A QuietTunning technology will make the cabin quieter and ideal for long trips. Moon-white lighting in the cabin will make it very pleasant and warm. As for the safety, new Enclave will offer many advanced safety features. Some of the standard equipment will be a 10-speaker Bose Premium sound system, an OnStar LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Release date and price
2018 Buick Enclave is expected to hit the market in 2017, precisely this fall. Talking about the pricing, nothing is yet confirmed. The price will depend on a trim level and equipment. However, we can expect it to be slightly expensive than the current model which is around $45,000.