The current generation of Buick’s mid-size SUV has been around since 2018 and after the last year’s refresh, it’s pretty much for sure that the current generation will remain in production for some more time. In other words, the 2023 Buick Enclave is about to feature no bigger changes. It will be a typical carryover model, with familiar design and features. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see minor updates, such as new color options, new standard features and similar things.
With these updates or not, the next year’s Enclave will continue with familiar design characteristics. We are about to see a familiar design that has a lot of good things to offer. We like the model’s spacious and comfortable cabin, long list of standard and available equipment, as well as a pretty capable V6 engine.
As there are no significant changes to come, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2023 Buick Enclave won’t be coming before the last quarter of the year.
2023 Buick Enclave Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Buick Enclave will be a typical carryover model. It will continue with the same design that was updated last year. That was a typical mid-cycle refresh, which has brought a new styling. Of course, most of the things happened at the front, where we saw new headlights, a new bumper, a more prominent grille and similar things. So, the best we could see for the next year are new color options.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect hasn’t changed since the initial launch in 2018. This model rides on a familiar C1 platform and shares a lot of parts with Chevy Traverse. The two models even share the wheelbase, though the Enclave features a little bit more refined suspension setup, which ensures a smoother and more comfortable ride. On the other hand, you definitely won’t be amazed by the level of athleticism this SUV offers.
The interior design is a kind of a mixed bag. The Enclave officially sits between premium and mainstream segments but its cabin design doesn’t impress at all. Moreover, many mainstream rivals offer nice cabins, such as Mazda CX-9 or Kia Telluride. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the cabin looks bad. It looks nice, but some cheaper rivals look even nicer.
On the other hand, this is one of the biggest models in the class, with more than 120 inches in wheelbase. As a result, even the third row accommodates adult passengers pretty well, which isn’t the case with most mid-size SUVs. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row is as comfortable.
The cargo area is definitely one of the strongest points. You may count on about 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, 57.7 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 97.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is pretty impressive for a mid-size SUV.
Although novelties in this aspect are always possible, we are pretty sure that the next year’s model won’t bring any significant novelties. Instead, most of the things should remain the same. So, all models should come standard with tri-zone climate control, remote start, push-button start, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, six USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
The list of available features should include goodies like a panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, and a 10-speaker stereo.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams etc.
2023 Buick Enclave Engines
The 2023 Buick Enclave will continue with a single-engine option on the offer. Of course, we are talking about a good-old 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Driving dynamics are good, while the 9-speed automatic transmission also does a pretty decent job. The 0-60 time goes around 7.5 seconds.
Standard models feature front-wheel-drive, while AWD versions are available too. When it comes to fuel economy, FWD models are good for about 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. AWD models are slightly thirstier. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 5.000 pounds.
2023 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
The 2023 Buick Enclave won’t bring any notable change and that means that we shouldn’t expect to see it before the last quarter of the year. We don’t expect bigger price changes either, so base versions should cost around 43.000 dollars. Models like Ford Explorer and Kia Telluride are some of the key competitors.