2018 Buick Enclave Review, Specs, Release Date – Do not be fooled, if you often see Buick Enclave, it’s an intermediate crossover that’s been on the road since 2007, but the new 2018 model may look smaller. But no, because the 2018 Buick Enclave is actually longer, more space and weighs less than the previous model. Buick says, the result is an midsize SUV more spacious inside but more fuel-efficient on the road, two things that must be able to serve well in this tight segment.
For 2018 models, Buick also added a new model, Avenir. This is a new sub-brand Buick introduced in Enclave that adds another layer of luxury to the standard model. This will be above the Premium model which was previously the highest trim level offered in the Enclave. Some standard features on the 2018 Buick Avenir Enclave is a unique mesh grille, 20-inch alloy wheels and exclusive interior color and materials. Each feature is inconspicuous by itself, but at the same time they make Enclave look better than that offered on its predecessor.
The 2018 Buick Enclave will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that pair to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine will produces 302 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, while an intelligent AWD is available as optional. The all-wheel-drive system also features with active twin-clutch rear differential to distribute power side-to-side. An optional continuously variable real-time damping suspension with Sport mode is available. Towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds, and overall mileage expected to improve slightly better.
Standard features for the 2018 Buick Enclave include LED taillights, pushbutton start, keyless entry, tri-zone climate control, an 8-inch center display screen, the ability to turn the car into a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay.
Electronic safety features include a surround-view camera system, rear cross-traffic assist and lane departure warning and assist. The Enclave also features with onboard ionizer to filter the air inside the cabin. Although the 2018 Buick Enclave hasn’t been crash tested, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse which built on the same chassis earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and earned a Good rating from the IIHS for all the crash tests.
The 2018 Buick Enclave will be expected available in dealer showrooms this fall. No pricing has been announced yet, but it expect a starting price near $40,000 while the Avenir models around $50,000.