It has been a decade since the Buick carmaker has presented its very first Enclave SUV and since then, it hasn’t changed much. However, the Company has realized that now it the time for some major upgrades. So, the result was the all-new 2018 Buick Enclave. And although it is now fresh and competitive, according to the latest reports the manufacturer is working on the brand new 2019 Buick Enclave. However, for this newest version, we assume that there shouldn’t be any larger upgrades.
The 2019 Buick will represent the second model of the second-generation Enclave. We sincerely doubt that there will be any upgrades except perhaps a few more exterior colors. As well, there might be one or two new interior color combinations inside the cabin but that should be pretty much all. In the engine department, there won’t be any changes. The current model and so as the upcoming 2019 Enclave will be available in three trim levels. Those are the base, Essence, and Premium while the top-ranging model will be the Enclave Avenir which is considered as the separate model.
2019 Buick Enclave engine and performance
All the versions of the 2019 Buick Enclave will be powered by the one single engine. It is the upgraded 3.6-liter V-6 engine. This unit is able to produce 310 horsepower and the torque of 266 pound-feet. It will pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive system is standard and it can hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. With optional all-wheel drive, it can reach 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
As for the fuel consumption, with rear-wheel configuration, it gets 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. With AWD, it is rated at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Design of exterior and interior of the 2019 Buick Enclave
The current 2018 model year has just been fully refreshed looking better than ever. It features attractive silhouette and handsome shape. The whole front fascia now looks sleeker and lower. It is dominated by revised waterfall grille with Buick insignia in the middle of it. The headlamps are also restyled and feature quality LED lighting. As well, we will notice more chrome details all over the body. So, the 2019 Buick Enclave will continue with the same styling and the only novelties we could see are a few more exterior colors.
The Enclave SUV now provides more comfort and more legroom for the second- and the third-row passengers because of the increased wheelbase and length. The seats are cozy and upholstered in cloth. The dashboard will be equipped with a large 8.0-inch touchscreen. Speaking of the equipment, the base model comes with remote start, cruise control, air conditioning, three-zone climate control, power locks, windows and mirrors, keyless ignition and so on.
The Essence version will add blind-spot monitors, leather, navigation, a rearview camera, a power sunroof and so on. The Premium will include Bose audio with 10 speakers, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, heated seats etc.
Release date and price
The 2019 Buick Enclave should arrive in late 2018. Price will be similar to the 2018 model year which starts at around $40,000.