Engine and Fuel Economy @ 2018 Buick Enclave
The 3.0-liter unit in the upcoming Enclave should be good for up to 300 horsepower and around 330 lb-ft of torque which is considerably more than before. Depending on the decision we also expect to see the most powerful version of this engine. A 9-speed automatic is the transmission of choice and is going to be used as standard on the new model while front wheel drive version is still going to be offered.
Thanks to the new powertrain, the car should now easily hit up to 28 MPG, or more, on the highway. This would be a massive improvement over the 22 MPG of the older model. On top of that, the 0 to 60 MPH time is expected to drop from 7.9 to around 6 seconds or less which would be great and place it in the top of the segment when looking the performances!
While we wait for the new model take a look at the 2016 Buick Enclave.
Release date: fall 2017
Changes @ 2018 Buick Enclave
The Buick is going to be slightly heavier, but it should still be able to get down to around 4,400 pounds, more than 600 pounds better than before. This massive weight loss coupled with new engines, likely a new running gear, as well as a bunch of other improvements, should make the car much better to drive. Performances, handling, and efficiency is expected to be greatly improved and by looking at the competition and market conditions this was needed. When it hits the market in late 2017, its price should still hover around $40,000. Here it will face quite a bit of competition from the all-new CX-9 and even from its corporate sibling.
Source: buick.com; 2017 model shown
The bounty of standard tech includes a a rear-facing camera display in the mirror and hands-free power hatchback.
Buick introduces the 2018 Enclave at the New York Auto Show as the brand’s first vehicle in its new Avenir luxury sub-brand. The latest generation of this popular crossover gains sharper styling that makes the crossover look quite sleek.
The Enclave Avenir takes cues from recent Buick concepts (like the Avenir) by pairing a mesh grille and chrome wings that support the brand’s tri-shield emblem. LED headlights with automatic high beams are standard.
Compared to the current generation, the 2018 Enclave grows by 2.4 inches (61 millimeters) to 204.3 inches (5.189 meters), and the wheelbase is 2-inches (51-mm) longer at 120.9 inches (3.071 meters). Despite the increase in size, the curb weight for a base model falls to 4358 pounds (1,977 kilograms) – a 366-pound (166 kg) diet.
A 3.6-liter V6 with stop-start powers the 2018 Enclave Avenir, and the latest tune of the engine produces 302 hp (277 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-meters) of torque – versus 288 hp (215 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) from the existing engine with the same displacement. A nine-speed automatic gearbox replaces the current six-speed. Buick estimates the updated powertrain returns 17 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 combined for the standard front-wheel-drive trim, as opposed to 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for the 2017 model. The optional all-wheel-drive system reduces the figures slightly to 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined, whereas the existing AWD Enclave has a rating of 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
Inside, there’s room for seven passengers on three rows of seats. Occupants in the front enjoy heated and ventilated front chairs. The second row has heating, too. Tri-zone automatic climate control should also help keep everyone comfy. A new 10-inch-deep underfloor storage area offers an extra 3.1 cubic feet of cargo space if there’s something buyers need to keep out of the way.
As the range-topper, the Enclave Avenir’s cabin comes with a long list of luxurious standard equipment. A rear camera display in the mirror and 360-degree surround vision camera system offer plenty of visibility during tight maneuvering. A hands-free power hatchback includes a light in the tri-shield that illuminates the ground.
Optional safety equipment should make families feel more secure. Buyers can order adaptive cruise control, pre-collision automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, and lane-keep assist.
The 2018 Enclave will be on sale in the United States this fall. Buick will announce pricing later. The base price of the current top-spec trim goes for $48,550 after $925 destination.
UPDATE: Don’t worry, there’s also a non-Avenir version of the Enclave. It’s mechanically identical, but check out the official images, here.
Source: BuickLive photos: Steven Ewing / Motor1.com
Interior @ 2018 Buick Enclave
Luckily, though, the upcoming Buick Enclave 2018 is not only going to be more expensive, this won’t be its only difference, but also it is going to be better equipped than most three-row crossovers out there. Firstly, the materials inside the cabin will be on the same level with those on the upcoming Continental, and we have high expectations for it. This means that the car will feature, on the top end models, quilted leather, real aluminum and wood accents, Alcantara and a minimal amount of plastic.
Source: buick.com; 2017 model shown
All of these are surely going to make it a true premium vehicle. An interesting rumor about the upcoming Enclave is that the car might get smaller. You would think that in the process it will also offer less interior space. However, considering the Acadia, we do hope that Buick will also manage to provide just as much space as before. The only real drawback will likely be the trunk which may shrink slightly but still offer enough room for most people.
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2018 Buick Enclave Exterior
The current model is more of a love/hate car. It doesn’t look particularly outstanding in any way, but it is lovable. The all new version, on the other hand, is expected to be different and capable of attracting a larger number of potential buyers. As we all know, Buick adopted an all-new design scheme for the Continental which should be carried over on their other models in the lineup.
We expect a more muscular design than before with less rounded corners. Also, the car will be slightly smaller and possibly more aggressive as well with its high stance. All of these should make for a better car than before, but some of its older customers might not like it. The overall impression is that Buick did a great job, and we are eager to test it out.
Source: buick.com; 2017 model shown
To move the improved and lightened car, it seems that Buick will go for a turbocharged engine. The current car is using a large 3.6-liter V6, which is average but nothing more. The future 2018 Buick Enclave, on the other hand, is expected to come with a single 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine. This is different than the Acadia, which is still using a naturally aspirated powertrain.