Complete Buick Enclave lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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General Motors has been producing the Buick Enclave, a three-row crossover SUV, since 2007. Lambda's initial concept car was unveiled during the 2006 North American International Auto Show, giving this the first Lambda to be exhibited. The Buick Centieme concept presented at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show was a significant influence on the design of the Enclave. They used a similar platform from the first-generation Enclave, first-generation GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and first-generation Chevrolet Traverse. The 2017 New York Auto Show served as the official debut for the second-generation Enclave.

History of Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave First Generation (2007 - 2012)

When GM engineers combined the best features of a station wagon, minivan, and SUV, they developed a seven-passenger car that could handle moderate snow and drive like a typical sedan. The MPVs were no longer meeting the needs of the customers. There were just a few customers outside those who were nostalgic for minivans and soccer moms. For a moment, General Motors (GM) took notice of this and began developing a crossover car. The year was 2007, and the financial catastrophe was just around the corner for the huge manufacturer. As a result of its distinctive looks, the Enclave has remained in production. The Enclave is famous for its large cargo space while keeping the more dynamic aspect of unibody structure over traditional body-on-frame manufacturing. Buick Enclave is also known for being one of the quietest automobiles on the market in the US and for the high quality of its interior. Popularity for the Enclave has exceeded manufacturing capacity, requiring GM to add a third transition to the Delta Township factory. The Enclave will be larger once the Envision debuts in North America in 2016 (for the 2017 model year), and the 2017 Enclave will be the final on the first generation platform.

Buick Enclave (2012 - 2017)

According to Enclave's loyal fans, it could flawlessly fuse the characteristics of a minivan and truck-based SUV in one vehicle. For bigger families, the crossover SUV was an excellent option since it provided a pleasant ride as well as a huge baggage space. The Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia share a unibody architecture with the opulent crossover. The Enclave was available in four different trim options for 2012. General Motors revealed the 2013 Buick Enclave on April 3, 2012, one day before its public debut at the New York Auto Show. Sales started in 2007 for the 2008 model year in the United States and Canada. General Motors began selling the Enclave to China in 2008, with the Enclave being offered through GM's Buick network in Shanghai. For the 2010 model year, Buick reintroduced its brand in Mexico, bringing the Enclave with it.

Buick Enclave Second Generation (2017 - 2021)

In 2017, during the New York Auto Show, the second-generation Enclave was unveiled for the first time. Delta Township, Michigan, was the site of the vehicle's production. It is available in a front-engine transverse configuration with a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It comes with a 3.6L gasoline engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission from General Motors. General Motors unveiled the second generation exactly ten years after the vehicle's first generation was released. General Motors made it available to the public in late 2017, but they promoted it as a 2018 model.

Buick Enclave (2021 - Present)

Buick had intended to release the updated Enclave in 2020, but the pandemic pushed the company to delay it until the end of summer 2021 as a 2022 model year. The company delivered on its commitment to providing a luxury vehicle lower than its European competitors. That didn't imply that the characteristics were of poorer qualities. Buick designed it to be more intelligent. The company manufactured it on the same platform as the Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia. Enclave's competitors became aware of its upgraded seven-seat interior filled with more technology.


Buick Enclave First Generation (2007 - 2012)

For the first generation of Buick Enclave, the features are as follows:

  • Long Roofline
  • Raised Beltline
  • 7-Seat Option
  • 2+2+3 Configuration
  • Flat-Folding Second and Third Rows
  • Five-Dial Instrument Cluster Dashboard
  • New Infotainment System

Buick Enclave (2012 - 2017)

For the Buick Enclave models produced from 2012-2017, the features include:

  • Available in 4 Trim Levels
  • 19-inch Alloys
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Control
  • Power Liftgate
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Increased Seating Capacity from 7 to 8
  • Rear-View Camera With Rear Parking Assist
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Power Front Seats
  • 20-Inch Chrome Alloys
  • Sunroof
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Navigation System
  • Adaptive Xenon Headlights
  • 10-Speaker Bose Sound System

Buick Enclave Second Generation (2017 - 2021)

For the second generation of Buick Enclave, the features are as follows:

  • Third-Row Space
  • Lower Roofline
  • Improved Windshield
  • Extended Wheelbase
  • Advanced Buick-First Lighting Technology
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Seven Air Bags
  • Front Center Side Airbag
  • Crash-Avoidance Technology: Forward Collision Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Buick Enclave (2021 - Present)

For the current Buick Enclave model, the features are the following:

  • Improved Grille and Headlights
  • Automatic High-Beam Feature
  • Wave-Shaped Sculptured Doors
  • New Light-Alloy Wheels
  • Redesigned Taillights
  • Straight Chromed Slat
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New Avenir Trim Level
  • Leather-Clad Interior
  • Two Sunroofs
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Release Date

General Motors began producing the Buick Enclave in 2007 and continues to do so today. It was Buick's first big crossover SUV, and the 2008 model year was the first year the company sold it to the public.