The 2017 Buick Enclave: Safe, Smart, Sophisticated

The 2017 Buick Enclave

Today, the midsize luxury crossover segment is fiercely contest. Many drivers either opt for the highest trim levels of less premium, domestic brands, or pay through the teeth to drive a base model German SUV with few standard features. But retail data shows that smart consumers have started shifting to brands like Buick that combine affordable prices with tons of premium standard features. But does the 2017 Buick Enclave deliver the same level of comfort and confidence as its higher-priced, European rivals?

The 2017 Buick Enclave

Let’s start under the hood. A 288-hp, 3.6L, V6 engine is standard. It has all the power you need to move six people or haul a load of camping equipment out to the lake. Combine it with the available all-wheel drive, and you have a machine with some rugged power and flexibility. Its toughness is a bit deceptive considering that the 2017 Enclave has some pretty refined manners. After all, this is a vehicle in which heated, leather seats; WiFi, and QuietTuning technology all come standard. But the impressive standard gear isn’t restricted to the inside of the cabin.

Safe and Smart

The 2017 Buick Enclave comes with an incredible amount of standard safety features. Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera, and Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Keep in mind, these are things that almost all other manufacturers will make you pay extra for. The latter system protects you from vehicles driving where you can’t see them, whether you’re on the highway or in a tightly-packed parking lot. With all of those standard features in action, you’ll be a lot more confident on the road with your Enclave.

For Canadians, the Enclave comes in two trim levels, Leather and Premium.

Buick Enclave Leather

  • Heated Leather Seats and Steering Wheel
  • 19” Aluminum Wheels
  • Remote Starter
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Front-Wheel Drive

Buick Enclave Premium

For comfort and convenience you get a Bose 10-speaker audio system paired with Buick IntelliLink. The front seats are both heated and cooled, so you can quickly adapt to any temperature. For smart safety, you also get standard Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

  • Articulating Headlamps
  • 19” Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated, Power-Folding Mirrors
  • Buick IntelliLink With Navigation
  • All-Wheel Drive System

When you simply look at the standard features included with the 2017 Buick Enclave, you might guess that the MSRP is much higher than it is. Instead, the Enclave hits the sweet spot between the economy midsize SUVs and the ultra premium. However, Buick’s midsize roller actually delivers some standard features that those ultra premium crossovers do not. To learn more about the stellar 2017 Enclave, hit the link below.

Introducing the 2018 Buick Enclave

Enclave was introduced as a game-changer for the Buick brand and has since become one of our most successful and important vehicles. It set the tone for a more progressive Buick, helping change perception for us and serving as the standard-bearer of what our products stand for: smart, stylish luxury.

-Duncan Aldred, Global Buick and GMC Vice President

Meet the 2018 Buick Enclave.

The 2018 Buick Enclave

Now is an exciting time for Buick. The heavy lifting of their lineup overhaul is complete, and they can now focus on refining their vehicles. And the 2018 Enclave is perhaps the first Buick to reap the full benefit of this overhaul. Drivers will immediately notice the new 2018 Buick Enclave’s styling. Buick has completely reimagined the interior. A sharp, narrow new grille punctuates the athletic posture. You’ll also find Evonik Acrylite lighting technology and LED lighting to complete the aggressive new design.

Under the hood, the 2018 Buick Enclave will have a standard 3.6L V6 generates 302 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. Buick is pairing it with a nine-speed automatic transmission and auto stop/start technology for better fuel efficiency – and efficiency in general. Put that power to good use by upgrading to the available intelligent AWD. It is Buick’s first switchable AWD system. From the outside, the combination of force and ingenuity promises a highly enjoyable drive.

The Driver’s Enclave

Inside the 2018 Buick Enclave, you’ll find a standard 8” infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. That also includes OnStar 4G LTE WiFi. Those features, along with available 10-speaker Bose sound system, can be fully enjoyed in the Enclave’s remarkably quiet cabin. Both QuietTuning and active noise cancellation have been improved even further. The combination of those technologies creates a silent cabin, even when driving over rough stretches of highway. You can carry out conversation from the third row to the first with little strain.

Frankly, the amount of standard features in the 2018 Buick Enclave is staggering. In addition to everything mentioned above, standard equipment in the 2018 Enclave includes:

  • Keyless Entry & Push-Button Start
  • Hands-Free Programmable Liftgate
  • Tri-Shield Logo Illuminating the Ground
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control

As you might expect, the Enclave also has a comprehensive suite of available safety technology:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Front Park Assist

Obviously, the 2018 Buick Enclave is shaping up to be a very exciting SUV for the new model year. So, if you’re a fan of Buick’s new direction, don’t miss the Enclave.