The well known and very popular Buick Enclave is a flagship model from Buick. This full-size luxury crossover created by American carmaker, General Motors was first introduced in the U.S in 2007 as a 2008 model. But after ten years on the market, we haven’t seen its second generation and the same case will be with the newest model. We had some slight modifications in 2013 but all the main characteristics remained unchanged. That certainly tells us that this model is very good and very popular even without some big changes. However, this Company has always trying to be better and better and because of that, the new 2017 Buick Enclave is redesigned and changed in so many ways. Finally, everything on this vehicle will be encased, starting from its exterior and interior to the engine capabilities. In the next review, find out more interesting facts about this luxury crossover.
2017 Buick Enclave – Exterior and Interior Design:
The newest platform from General Motors called E2XX will be seen in many of the future General Motors vehicles and one of them will be also Enclave model. So, the biggest change of the anticipated 2017 Buick Enclave will be the addition of totally new platform. Besides in Enclave, this platform is also used in Chevrolet Traverse, Buick LaCrossee, and Chevy Impala and Malibu. The change in the platform also means better fuel consumption and improved overall performance. With the new design language, this model looks more luxurious and more elegant than before. The large front grille with the Buick logo in the middle looks just amazing while the big headlights and massive front bumper give the aggressive impression. The LED technology will power both the headlights and the taillights. This model rides on 19 x 7.5 in. alloy wheels.
The available exterior colors of 2017 Buick Enclave include Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Iridium Metallic, and White Frost Tricoat.
The interior design of the most recent 2017 Buick Enclave is very luxurious and elegant. A lot of premium materials are provided, including aluminum, leather, and wood. Also, this model is constructed with comfort and convenience in mind, so everything you see inside is just perfect. Some of the convenience features are front and rear door pockets, cruise control, power steering, front seatback storage, universal remote transmitter, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, rear parking sensors, cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Some of the optional convenience features are roadside assistance, destination guidance, hands-free calling, concierge service and destination download. The available interior color is Light Titanium Seats w/Dark Titanium Interior Accents, cloth.
Other interior features include three-zone climate controls, 6 total speakers, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, speed sensitive volume control, auxiliary audio input, 8 -way power driver seat and 2 -way power passenger seat.
2017 Buick Enclave – Engine Specification:
Under the hood, the upcoming 2017 Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with the max output of 288 hp at 6300 rpm and with the torque of 270 ft-lbs. at 3400 rpm. The power from this engine is routed to the front wheels trough the 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission system. The all-wheel drive will be an optional system. A max towing capacity of this model is 4,500 pounds. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is 8.6 seconds while the top speed is rated at 110 mph. According to EPA, the fuel consumption of this model will be 17/24/19 mpg with the front wheel drive while with the all wheel drive that number is 16/22/18 mpg.
2017 Buick Enclave – MSRP and Expected Release Date:
The new 2017 Buick Enclave has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40.000. The release date of this model is expected to be sometime next year, probably in the beginning.