The 2020 Buick Enclave is expected to arrive at the market next year, and it should bring some small upgrades. Those will mostly be visible on the technology from since the major overhaul is set for the 2021 model year. The exterior has just been refreshed so this time we might only see some new exterior colors. The interior might gain some new color combinations and more features. The engine will remain the same.
Powertrain and performance of the new 2020 Buick Enclave
The newest 2020 Buick Enclave should arrive with the same engine as the outgoing model, and there is one sole option offered. It is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which is able to make 310 horses and the torque of 266 pound-feet. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and comes with a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The front-wheel drive model will be rated at 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. Connected to all-wheel drive layout, this engine will get 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. Its maximum towing capacity will be up to 1,500 pounds.
The design of exterior and interior
In terms of exterior design, the new 2020 Buick Enclave might get just some small adjustments since the major overhaul is set for the 2021 model year. The front end will look modern and clean and will wear the slat-style grille with chrome trim and LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The range-topping Avenir model will get the 3D mesh grille design. Furthermore, it will feature a sleeker roofline and will get a more like tall wagon shape than the classic SUV with boxy appearance.
The design of the cabin of the 2020 Buick Enclave is also sleek, clean, and modern. It comes with three rows of seats which are all comfortable and spacious. The second row comes with captain’s chairs and it isn’t offered with a bench. The space of the third row is pretty good, and the two passengers will fit comfortably. However, the three occupants might create a crowd. Furthermore, the dashboard is equipped with a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. As for the cargo, the maximum cargo space measures 97.6 cubic feet with the second and the third row folded down.
The 2020 Buick Enclave will be available in several trim levels which include Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir. The base model comes with three-zone automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, six USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, push-button start, keyless entry, an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, heated front seats, remote start, LED headlights, and so on. The Essence will add 20-inch wheels, leather seats, and more safety equipment. The Avenir model will also include 20-inch wheels, dual moonroofs, a surround-view camera system, wireless phone charging, heated steering wheel, and a premium suspension package.
Release date and price
The upcoming 2020 Buick Enclave might hit the market in the second half of 2019. The pricing probably won’t get much different from the current which starts at roughly $40,000.