If you look at the recent update of Buick’s flagship crossover, there are so many interesting updates, starting from the new styling, new interior design, more features etc. All these things clearly indicate that Buick plans to keep the current generation active for a few more years. This also means that the 2023 Buick Enclave should carry on without more important changes. We expect to see a familiar layout, though there is always a chance to see minor updates like new color options and a few more standard features.
The overall design will remain the same. The next year’s model will bring familiar design characteristics, which still have a lot of great things to offer. One of the things we like about this SUV is its spacious and comfortable cabin, while the cargo area is also very impressive. Also, the amount of standard equipment is pretty impressive, especially when it comes to tech goodies.
As no bigger changes are expected, we presume that the 2023 Buick Enclave will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Buick Enclave Design
Design-wise, we expect that the 2023 Buick Enclave will be a typical carryover model. It will continue in the same way, with all the changes that were introduced with the 2022 model. There are several important updates, including a lot of new styling details. At the front, there are new headlights, as well as a new front bumper, while the rear end comes with a new rear bumper and a few more tweaks. Of course, we saw a couple of new color options on the offer, as well as new wheels designs.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle remained largely the same. This large SUV rides on a familiar C1 platform, the same one that underpins the current-generation Chevy Traverse. The ride quality is pretty much on the comfort side and you definitely shouldn’t expect too much in terms of athleticism.
The recent update has also brought a couple of very nice interior changes, particularly on the dashboard. The first thing you’ll probably notice is a new center console, which now features a new push-button shifter. Also, there is a new steering wheel, as well as a new instrument cluster.
Despite the updates, the overall interior quality isn’t on par with premium mid-size crossover. There are some pretty nice materials, while the build quality is good. However, premium rivals look more upscale, especially the German trinity.
On the other hand, interior space is where Enclave really shines. With nearly 121 inches in wheelbase, this crossover accommodates adults in all three rows with ease. Furthermore, the cargo area is also impressive, among the biggest in the class. You may count on 23.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 58 cubic feet behind the second row, and 97.6 behind the first row.
We don’t believe that this aspect could bring too many changes, especially if we consider that the recent update has brought a lot of new things, particularly in terms of safety. All models now come standard with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high-beams, as well as with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Additionally, you can get goodies like a head-up display, and a rear pedestrian alert.
When it comes to tech features, all models will come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, six USB ports, Siri Eyes Free, Wi-Fi hot spot, remote start, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, you can get a navigation system, wireless device charging, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bose sound system with 10 speakers and a moonroof.
2023 Buick Enclave Engine
Under the hood, the 2023 Buick Enclave will certainly continue in the same way. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 3.6-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 310 horsepower. That’s an adequate amount of power for a vehicle of this size and performances are pretty much typical for the class.
The engine comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and shifts mostly on time. In the standard setup, it sends power to the front, though AWD models are available.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class. Of course, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2023 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Buick Enclave will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. Since there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the price will remain pretty much the same. The current model starts at around 43.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors will be models like VW Atlass Cross, Mazda CX-9 etc.