The 2019 Buick Enclave will represent the second year model of the second generation of this mid-size crossover. After the recent redesign, it is hard to expect bigger changes only a year later. The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties in all aspects. There is a new architecture, which improves driving dynamics, as well as a new styling, which make this crossover look much more mature now. The next year could bring new colors and similar things, but nothing more than that.
2019 Buick Enclave Changes
Speaking of the 2019 Buick Enclave, we expect to see a same-looking model, which recently received a completely new styling, adapted to the brand’s newest design language. It looks far more attractive and mature now. For the next year, we could see a few changes in terms of exterior and interior colors, as well as minor additions in terms of standard feature. On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the car will remain completely the same. It will continue to ride on a new C1XX platform. For the Chinese market, there is also a long-wheelbase version in the offer. In this version, the 2019 Buick Enclave interior will be offering much more legroom, which is one of the main preferences of Chinese drivers.
This crossover walks on a fine line between mainstream and premium segment. It still doesn’t feature the level of quality and refinement as some premium mid-size models, but definitely offers much more standard equipment compared to most mainstream crossovers. We won’t see changes in the trim-level organization for the next year, but each version could receive few novelties.
The base Enclave trim already comes with a lot of equipment. Some of the highlights are standard features like 18-inch wheels, remote ignition, LED headlights, 3-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, rearview camera, touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, USB, parking sensors and much more, six-speaker audio system, satellite radio and much more.
The 2019 Buick Enclave Essence offers a nice upgrade. It adds leather seats, cabin ionization, blind-spot monitoring, as well as an optional towing package which raises towing capacity to 5000 pounds.
The next in the line is 2019 Buick Enclave Premium. This one includes all above but also adds a nice amount of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are safety systems like low-speed forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning and intervention. Also, there are numerous comfort and convenience upgrades, like 10-speaker audio system, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, driver memory settings, front parking sensors etc.
Finally, there is a top-level Avenir trim level. This one comes with numerous upgrades like 20-inch wheels, bigger touchscreen, navigation, sunroof, leather upholstery and more.
What is the engine choice for Buick Enclave?
This crossover currently comes with only one engine in the offer. It is a familiar 3.6-liter V6 unit, which is good for about 300 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to front wheels. AWD is available as an optional feature. With such amount of power, you can count on a good acceleration number, while the fuel economy is on a decent level as well. It goes around 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2019 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
The 2019 Buick Enclave will come by the end of the year. We expect no changes in terms of price, so a price range should go between 40.000 and 56.000 dollars, roughly.
What about the competition?
Though the company presents this model as a luxury crossover. However, we would rather put it in the class of mainstream mid-size crossovers. Though much more expensive, it competes with models like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9 and others.