The three-row Buick Enclave has been the winning method for the TriShield manufacturer since model’s introduction. But, this luxury vehicle brand introduced the second generation of this successful crossover SUV for the 2018 model year at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The next-generation Enclave evolves points to the new stage with the new platform, better aerodynamics, sleeker outside, improved interior space and refinement but the model may also be a better performer thanks to the powertrain revision.
But, what also makes this new model special is a new top-of-the-line Avenir cut which debuts with this Buick’s model. The new 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir cut could be considered as the example for the GMC’s Denali cut but the things would be sharper when you see what this advanced variation gets.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE AVENIR: DESIGN SPECIFICS
Before we said more details about the Avenir cut, it is important to learn that new-generation Enclave transformed from the old Lambda platform to GM’s C1XX architecture made for mid- to full-size SUV models. Benefits come in the lighter framework and modular platform design which improves its freedom and performance. The C1XX platform used for the new Enclave tours on the 120.9- inch wheelbase while the model has 204.3 inches in length. The width is 78.8 inches and level 69.9 inches.
Stylingwise, the new Enclave characteristics more aerodynamic and sleeker design. With lower roofline, more raked window and expanded wheelbase the brand claims better aerodynamics of the next-generation Enclave.
But, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir gets exceptional outside treatment with special style elements. This Buick variation adopts Evonik Acrylite engineering for the headlights which provides better illumination. These new lighting models include more than 100 LEDs and feature unique styling. The grille is also special on the Avenir variation with the three-dimensional mesh and winged strip. What is also the Avenir cut specific are the six-spoke treasure nickel 20-inch wheels.
HOW IT LOOKS INSIDE AND WHAT EQUIPMENT IT OFFERS?
All Enclave models feature more refined interiors. Having an improved aerodynamics, extra sound-deadening products and active noise enhancements, this model features quieter cabin. The stretched wheelbase means 10 percent improved interior space. Behind the rearmost chairs, the model offers 23.6 cubic feet of room and models also includes a 3.1 cu ft underfloor storage.
In every Enclave SUVs, you will also discover an 8-inch screen-based infotainment system with the support for the Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Also, expect 4G LTE WiFi. Different standard protection characteristics may contain park aid and rearview camera. The safety possibilities will be adaptive cruise control, lane departure caution, blind-spot system, rear cross traffic, pedestrian recognition and automated disaster braking, encompass see cameras, etc. All model will also provide tri-zone environment control, keyless access, push-start button.
The Avenir cut may update compared to that with the heated and ventilated top seats. The second strip may also get the heating feature. The Avenir may also contain exceptional sewing and chair piping. The unique features is likewise observed on the front chair headrests and wood-trimmed middle console. The specific door sills and ground rugs may more distinguish the Avenir trim.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE AVENIR: PERFORMANCE
Below the hood, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is the one among the equals. All Enclave models will power a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The power it provides is 302 horsepower and torque 260 lb-ft. The Buick includes this engine with the 9-speed automated transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel get optional. The latter characteristics dual-clutch rear differential which improves the torque circulation between the front and rear axles and rear wheels for the better handling and traction.
The engine features fuel-saving stop-start engineering and all Enclaves must return 17 mpg town and 25 mpg on the freeway. The towing limit is 5, 000 pounds.
Underpinning the Enclave is the five-link independent rear setup and top MaCPherson struts. The Avenir cut brings adaptive dampers.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE AVENIR: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The sales of the new-generation Enclave must begin this fall. The base models will go at for around $40, 000. The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir should really be near to $50k.