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The latest Buick to adopt the brand's new Wildcat concept-inspired face is the Enclave, and it comes as part of a comprehensive redesign for the premium three-row SUV. Now in its third generation, the Enclave looks to serve Buick's mission to move away from its aging customer base to embrace younger, more tech-centric buyers. As a result, this is the first Buick to get GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving system, and that is among many attractive features to come as standard.




On the outside, the Enclave follows the rest of the Buick lineup in adopting the sharp styling cues that first made their debut on the sleek Wildcat concept car. The updated look brings slim DRLS that sit high up on the front end, while the widened grille is positioned a bit lower to align with the main headlamps. The rest of the vehicle features a long wheelbase, upright silhouette, and stylish full-width taillights in the rear.


Buick says the Enclave is longer, wider, and taller than its predecessor, much like the latest Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, which use the same platform.


The engine has been downsized to a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-four, ditching the 3.6 liter V6 from the previous Enclave. This powertrain is found under the hood of all trims, and it does at least make more power than the old V6, producing a healthy 328 hp as opposed to last year's 310 hp. That power is sent to either the front wheels or all four through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's also worth noting that the new Enclave is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.




The interior is a vast improvement compared to last year, as it pairs more space with a boatload of newly standard tech. It features Buick's latest dashboard layout with a massive curved 30-inch display, which houses both the digital gauges and a new infotainment system with Google built-in. The surrounding materials promise a higher-quality feel, and multicolor ambient lighting is now standard. Buick also removed the old console-mounted push-button shifter, replacing it with a stalk on the steering column. There's also an attractive new three-spoke steering wheel that appears to host a multitude of physical controls.


Alongside the larger screens and improved materials, the new Enclave boasts a plethora of newly standard features. The base Preferred trim comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a wireless smartphone charger, heated and power-adjustable front seats, an automatic tailgate, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and advanced noise cancellation. Super Cruise hands-free driving is also available on all trims for the first time, though it is reserved as an option. The feature comes with a driver attention monitoring system and Enhanced Automatic Park Assist, and when equipped on the range-topping Avenir, it comes with a digital rearview mirror.


Next up from the entry-level Preferred is the Sport Touring. It adds sporty high gloss black exterior accents, including for the grille and 20-inch wheels, and it also gains ST badging and a flat-bottom steering wheel.




At the very top of the lineup sits the Avenir, which bathes the interior in a choice of attractive color options, including the stylish shade of blue paired with white as shown in the interior pictures above. On the outside, it gets the usual dose of chrome that we've come to expect from Buick's Avenir models, and that's paired with larger 22-inch wheels. Beyond the looks, this model adds an upgraded 16-speaker Bose Performance Series sound system, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, power-folding second- and third-row seats, rain-sensing wipers, dazzling walk-up lighting animations, a head-up display, and Continuous Damping Control to further smooth out the suspension.


Order books for the 2025 Enclave will open late this summer, before production begins at GM’s Lansing Delta Township production facility in Michigan. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.


Image Credits: Buick
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2025 Buick Enclave Gets A Glow-Up And A Growth Spurt, Adds More Tech

The biggest Buick is also the first to get GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving.

The latest Buick to adopt the brand's new Wildcat concept-inspired face is the Enclave, and it comes as part of a comprehensive redesign for the premium three-row SUV. Now in its third generation, the Enclave looks to serve Buick's mission to move away from its aging customer base to embrace younger, more tech-centric buyers. As a result, this is the first Buick to get GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving system, and that is among many attractive features to come as standard.




On the outside, the Enclave follows the rest of the Buick lineup in adopting the sharp styling cues that first made their debut on the sleek Wildcat concept car. The updated look brings slim DRLS that sit high up on the front end, while the widened grille is positioned a bit lower to align with the main headlamps. The rest of the vehicle features a long wheelbase, upright silhouette, and stylish full-width taillights in the rear.


Buick says the Enclave is longer, wider, and taller than its predecessor, much like the latest Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, which use the same platform.


The engine has been downsized to a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-four, ditching the 3.6 liter V6 from the previous Enclave. This powertrain is found under the hood of all trims, and it does at least make more power than the old V6, producing a healthy 328 hp as opposed to last year's 310 hp. That power is sent to either the front wheels or all four through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's also worth noting that the new Enclave is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.




The interior is a vast improvement compared to last year, as it pairs more space with a boatload of newly standard tech. It features Buick's latest dashboard layout with a massive curved 30-inch display, which houses both the digital gauges and a new infotainment system with Google built-in. The surrounding materials promise a higher-quality feel, and multicolor ambient lighting is now standard. Buick also removed the old console-mounted push-button shifter, replacing it with a stalk on the steering column. There's also an attractive new three-spoke steering wheel that appears to host a multitude of physical controls.


Alongside the larger screens and improved materials, the new Enclave boasts a plethora of newly standard features. The base Preferred trim comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a wireless smartphone charger, heated and power-adjustable front seats, an automatic tailgate, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and advanced noise cancellation. Super Cruise hands-free driving is also available on all trims for the first time, though it is reserved as an option. The feature comes with a driver attention monitoring system and Enhanced Automatic Park Assist, and when equipped on the range-topping Avenir, it comes with a digital rearview mirror.


Next up from the entry-level Preferred is the Sport Touring. It adds sporty high gloss black exterior accents, including for the grille and 20-inch wheels, and it also gains ST badging and a flat-bottom steering wheel.




At the very top of the lineup sits the Avenir, which bathes the interior in a choice of attractive color options, including the stylish shade of blue paired with white as shown in the interior pictures above. On the outside, it gets the usual dose of chrome that we've come to expect from Buick's Avenir models, and that's paired with larger 22-inch wheels. Beyond the looks, this model adds an upgraded 16-speaker Bose Performance Series sound system, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, power-folding second- and third-row seats, rain-sensing wipers, dazzling walk-up lighting animations, a head-up display, and Continuous Damping Control to further smooth out the suspension.


Order books for the 2025 Enclave will open late this summer, before production begins at GM’s Lansing Delta Township production facility in Michigan. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.


Image Credits: Buick

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