After the recent redesign, a smaller and sharper 2019 Buick Enclave should come without bigger changes. As you probably know, the company unveiled the second generation of the familiar crossover. However, this wasn’t just an ordinary redesign.
The new model comes with some significant changes in terms of base design characteristics. While the original model, which was in production between 2007 and 2017, was a full-size crossover, the second generation is smaller. It is now a mid-size crossover but comes with many improvements. The new model is more luxurious than before. With its more upscale design, it will definitely be a good competitor in an overflowing segment of luxury mid-size crossovers. Also, it comes with a completely new styling. It is adapted to the brand’s latest design language, which includes much sharper lines and plenty of new details. Finally, there are better engines, with more power and better economy.
2019 Buick Enclave redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Buick Enclave will most likely come without bigger changes. The second generation had premiere this year and is still to come to the market. So, it is clear that the very fresh model will continue without bigger changes for next few years. The new model gets a new platform. It is the same C1XX architecture that is in use for many other crossovers from General Motors, such as GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Cadillac XT5 etc.
This platform brings many benefits. The combination of lightweight materials and efficient engines give great performances results. The new model is both quick and economic. It is also pretty spacious. There is plenty of room even for the passenger in the third row of seats. Finally, this architecture gives a much better driving experience, which makes the new model more competitive on the market.
2019 Buick Enclave interior design
The main thing about the new generation of this crossover is a lot of equipment. The 2019 Buick Enclave will continue in the same way. While the base model will feature cloth upholstery, already mid-range models will feature leather seats as standard, as well as heating and ventilation of those. Even the base model will feature a tri-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth, an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, remote start, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.
In higher trims, you can also expect things like a dual-pane moonroof, navigation, wireless smartphone charging, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, adaptive cruise control and many others, including a whole bunch of advanced safety systems.
2019 Buick Enclave engines
The 2019 Buick Enclave will continue with the same V6 unit. This engine is the only powertrain option at the moment, but we will not exclude a possibility of seeing some additional, most likely a turbo inline-four, engine in the offer. The current engine has a displacement of 3.6 liters. It has a max output of 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque and comes in a pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The new crossover features great accelerations, but the new engine acts quite civilized and provides very pleasant and smooth drive, despite its huge amount of power. When it comes to the fuel economy, the new model is good for about 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on a highway.
2019 Buick Enclave release date and price
The 2019 Buick Enclave will come in usual time, which means somewhere in late 2018. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 40.000 dollars, while the best-equipped models could go up to 55.000 dollars.
When it comes to potential rivals, this model actually stands somewhere between mainstream and premiums crossovers. So, it will most likely compete with more equipped mainstream models. Those are models like Toyota Highlander, VW Atlas, Jeep Grand Cherokee etc.