The 2018 Buick Enclave: Loud Statement, Quiet Crossover

2018 Buick Enclave

The 2018 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has been completely redesigned. Not only is 2018 Buick Enclave sharper, more athletic, and sleeker than previous iterations, it’s also better looking than most SUVs of a comparable size. That image starts with the brand new grille and winged headlamps that transition smoothly into the sharp exterior lines. The rear fascia has been entirely remodelled.  

The atmosphere of modern sophistication is continued inside the 2018 Buick Enclave. In every single Enclave you’ll find premium materials like real wood and brushed chrome accents. SmartSlide allows to easily access the third row. You can also lower the third row with the press of a button. When you lower the second and third-row seats, you get access to an impressive amount of cargo space.


The 2018 Buick Enclave truly lives up to its name. I mean it’s really quiet. Quiet conversation is easy and comfortable, even when driving on the highway or over rough terrain (why are you driving your new Enclave over rough terrain?). How is that possible? It’s largely thanks to standard Buick QuietTuning. QuietTuning refers to the strict engineering process that Buick uses to eliminate unwanted sound from entering the cabin.

Buick actually uses quite a few techniques to achieve this. Buick has triple-sealed the doors and acoustic-laminated the windshield and side windows. They specially tuned the suspension to minimize the sound of the road. Then, they insulated both sides of the dashboard with sound-absorbing material. Finally, they set the engine on a hydraulic mount to prevent vibration noise. But I guess you don’t really need to know all that. You just need to take a test drive and realise how pristinely quiet the 2018 Enclave is.

Enclave Avenir

The launch of the 2018 Buick Enclave will also be the launch of the Avenir sub-brand. The Avenir was a luxury sedan concept from 2016 that Buick decided to spin into a trim level like GMC has done with Denali. And, like Denali, the Buick Enclave Avenir will offer the best in terms of performance, style, and comfort. It starts with the interior, which features a custom chestnut and ebony theme. Real wood, leather, and embroidery accents create a perfectly refined atmosphere.

The Enclave Avenir comes with a customisable, 8” dash display. You can choose the layout and which is information is displayed. You also get a wireless charging mat. Just place your smartphone in the designated spot and it will charge up as you drive – no more dealing with wires every time you get in and out of your vehicle. On the outside, you’ll find a signature Black Ice grille with chrome wings and 20” aluminum wheels with nickel finish.

The 2018 Buick Enclave is the best kind of surprise. If you’ve been looking for a comfortable, quiet, and stylish SUV for a reasonable price; look no further.

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