The 2021 Buick Enclave is an affordable midsize SUV, that is not only classy but designed for today’s family. Whether you need more cargo space or third-row seating, the Buick can accommodate: it delivers a smooth and efficient performance with commanding power. Let’s take a look at the base Preferred and Avenir trim.
The Enclave’s styling with its signature grille, hands-free power liftgate, power moonroof and winged LED headlamps creates a great family SUV. It seats up to seven people in three rows and is one of the roomiest SUVs in its class, with plenty of space for passengers and cargo. The first two rows are spacious and comfortable, while the second-row slides forward to allow easy access in and out of the vehicles. Cloth upholstery is standard on the Preferred, as well as heated and power-adjustable front seats. Leather upholstery, ventilated and massaging front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a power-folding third row, and a wood-trimmed, heated, power-folding steering wheel are standard on the Avenir. If you fold down the second and third-row seats, the Enclave yields nearly 98 cubic feet of cargo space, with 23.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row. An additional 3.1 cubic feet is provided for underfloor storage. Prices start at $40,000 for the Preferred trim and range to $53,800 for the Avenir trim. All-wheel drive pricing adds another $2,000 - $2,300.
Safety and Technology
There are plenty of advanced safety features on the Enclave, though just a few are standard, and most are available. Standard advanced safety features on all trims include a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Available safety features on the Preferred and standard on the Avenir include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and lane change alert, as well as a rear camera mirror and surround-view parking camera system. Buick’s Driver Confidence package is also on the Avenir. It includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, and a following distance indicator. The Enclave features an easy-to-use infotainment system with a long list of standard features on all trims including an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, six-speaker stereo, Wi-Fi hotspot, and six USB ports. Available options on the Preferred and standard on the Avenir include HD radio, satellite radio, 10-speaker Bose stereo, 120-volt household-style power outlet, and wireless device charging. Additionally, the push-button start and remote start, proximity keyless entry, and automatic climate-control are standard on all trims.
The Enclave offers a gentle cushioned ride, even over bumps and dips in the road. Performance on the Enclave is peppy, with swift acceleration and a smooth transmission. Its powertrain on all trims is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 310 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque; coming with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. It has a 5,000-pound towing capacity, and its estimated fuel economy is 18/26 mpg in the city and on the highway.
You’ll be able to drive your family in style with the 2021 Buick Enclave’s classy, roomy interior and a long list of technology features; all while delivering a strong performance and towing capability. There are not many standard safety features on the Preferred trim, but moving to Avenir trim will give you more options.