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Buick’s flagship model is great in many ways, but the thing we like most is a pretty spacious cabin and generous cargo space. Of course, this mid-size three-row crossover offers much more. It walks on a fine line between mainstream and luxury segment, so there is a pretty generous list of standard equipment, as well as some pretty nice materials. Practically, this model is all about comfort. The current generation has been around for a couple of years and the company already prepares an update. The 2021 Buick Enclave will receive a facelift. We count on various kinds of changes, predominately in terms of the exterior design and styling. The interior may receive a couple of novelties as well.
On the other side, we are pretty sure that the engine department will remain the same. Although it is still early for a more precise release date, we presume that the 2021 Buick Enclave will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the next year.
How comfortable and spacious is Buick Enclave?
The upcoming update won’t bring changes in terms of dimensions, so we can count on the same amount of space and the same level of comfort as in the current model. In practice, this means you may count on one of the most comfortable cabins in the class.
Just like the current model, the 2021 Buick Enclave will also benefit from a long wheelbase, which goes up to 120.9 inches. With such numbers, it’s no wonder that all three rows are spacious and adult-friendly. In numbers, the first row features 42.6 inches, while the second row is good for about 41.2 inches. The third row is also adult-friendly. It features around 33.5 inches, which is also a pretty big number for a mid-size crossover.
Besides plenty of space, the Enclave also comes standard with power-adjustable and heated front seats. This crossover can accommodate 7 adult passengers, though you can opt for second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce seating capacity to six.
The cargo area is also pretty generous. With all seats up, it goes around 23.6 cubic feet. Once second and third rows fold down, the capacity goes all-away up to 97.6 cubic feet. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2021 Buick Enclave Exterior Changes
When it comes to 2021 Buick Enclave changes, most of them will come in terms of the styling. The testing model has been spotted already and it wears camouflage in several areas. Of course, most of them are at the front, so we may presume the new model should come with typical updates. This means tweaks to headlights, grille, bumper, etc. The testing model also has a couple of covers on the rear end. Most likely, we will see tweaks to the taillights, tailgate, rear bumper, etc. Also, count on typical updates in terms of new color options, wheels etc.
Interior changes are possible as well. Of course, they won’t be as big as those on the outside. The current model already looks pretty good in this aspect, especially in terms of materials and overall quality, which is pretty close to premium models like Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. Still, there is a couple of areas that still feature lower-rent materials, so that’s where we could see novelties. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same.
When it comes to standard equipment, we may see a couple of additions as well. Still, we have to say that the current model already looks pretty good. All models come standard with things like an 8-inch touch screen, smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, Bluetooth, six USB ports, and Siri Eyes Free. In higher trims, you can also get things like navigation, a premium audio system. In range-topping models like 2021 Buick Enclave Avenir, you can also count on things like a dual-pane moonroof, an 8-inch driver display etc.
2021 Buick Enclave Engine
The new Buick Enclave 2021 won’t feature changes under the hood. You may count on a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which features a max output of 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Of course, it comes in pair with a familiar 9-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to front wheels. All-wheel drive is also available. The setup is the same as the one that powers corporal sibling, Chevy Traverse. Driving dynamics are pretty good, while the fuel economy is on a high level as well. You can count on about 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are quite typical ratings for the class.
2021 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Buick Enclave sometime in the second half of next year, most likely in the third quarter. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which starts at around 40.000 dollars.