2018 Buick Enclave To Be Priced From $39,995

Buick has quietly revealed the 2018 Enclave will be priced from $39,995 when it goes on sale in the United States this fall.

Costing $930 more than its predecessor, the redesigned Enclave has an evolutionary design which adopts a number of styling cues from the LaCrosse.

Detailed specifications will be announced closer to launch but the entry-level model will come nicely equipped with LED headlights, heated front seats, and active noise cancelation technology. There will also be an eight-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Power is provided by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces an estimated 302 hp (227 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic gearbox which allows the crossover to run from 0-60 mph in around 7.2 seconds.

The Enclave Essence starts at $44,215 and it adds leather seats as well as an air ionizer. The mid-level crossover also has rear cross traffic alert and lane change alert with a blind zone feature. Several different options will be available including all-wheel drive and a trailing package which enables the model to tow up to 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg).

Moving up to the Enclave Premium costs $48,015 but it rewards buyers with cooled front seats, heated second-row captain chairs, and a power-folding third row. There are also several safety systems including front parking assist, forward collision alert, and lane keep assist with a lane departure warning system.

Lastly, the range-topping Enclave Avenir starts at $53,415 and includes an extensive amount of standard equipment. Highlights include chestnut wood trim, a wireless smartphone charger, and an 8-inch display in the instrument cluster. Other niceties include GPS navigation, a dual-panel glass roof, and a surround vision system. The crossover also has a black ice grille and 20-inch alloy wheels to distinguish it from lesser models.

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  • pcurve

    very nice… little pricey though.

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  • TheBelltower

    Is it built in China?

  • SteersUright

    A very nice $32k SUV priced at nearly $50k. Here come the rebates!

    • BlackPegasus

      It is pretty pricey but it’s priced competitively. The Mazda CX-9 Signature trim tops out at $44K with a four cylinder engine.

      • SteersUright

        The CX9 is also pushing it at nearly $45k and I wouldnt imagine they sell many of those, at least not without discounting. Also, a Buick is no Mazda, just as a Mazda is no Lexus. Buicks are seen more as natural competitors to budget brands like Hyundai and Kia, due to the tarnished nameplate and historical reputation. Might be a good SUV overall, certainly looks pretty good. But, there’s no way they’ll move many of them without massive discounting. Cadillac also sent it prices to the moon making the case that they are a “real luxury brand”. Have you seen how deeply you can now discount a Cadillac?? CTS V-Sports with $10k discounts aren’t even all that uncommon.

        • BlackPegasus

          Buick ranked 4th in J.D Power Quality and Reliability. Mazda didn’t do as well. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76c238ad69765e53f90b19c7624793055e1354e78fb769289ba1ae3410ec251c.jpg

          • SteersUright

            Interesting find. However, JD is a marketing company that makes its money charging other companies to use its name to sell more. They aren’t objective nor thorough enough at all. Their rankings are worth very little and do not reflect on the actual reliability of cars. BMW 7th in reliability and ahead of Honda? That quite laughable.

            Also, there is another element to consider, desirability, of which Buick essentially has none at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I dont care what the brand is, I just like high quality and exciting products. At this time, nothing coming from GM is top quality and very few models qualify as highly-desirable either. Again, don’t get me wrong, GM isn’t any worse than BMW, VW, MB, or others, but those brands DO produce desirable cars. As for Mazda, their vehicles are only very recently sporting incredible interiors with beautiful exterior design as well. I’d like to see them do well and think at their price points, their vehicles are more desirable than Buicks. I’d like to see both brands do well. But Buick hasn’t earned the rep it needs to sell $50k SUV’s just yet.

            With Mazda, I think their only major shortcoming is in their powertrains. Their engines are generally the weakest in their class and dont live up to the athleticism delivered by their chassis setup. Take the CX-9 for example, most large SUVS are available with more than 250hp and it simply isn’t enough for this big SUV. Since Im nitpicking, the 3rd row is too cramped for the type of big family that might buy one. Either way, its still oozes more charm, quality, and desirability at a lower price than the Buick.

  • Bash

    Its so nice, light years better than the Acadia or the Traverse.