Vehicle Walkthrough: The All-New 2023 Enclave Essence
Here at Ron Hodgson, St. Albert Buick dealership, we are excited to announce Buick’s new 2023 model line-up. Please contact our team for more information if you do not see your vehicle in our new inventory.
The 2023 Enclave has made its debut. This addition is Buick’s admission to the super-competitive mid-size SUV scene. Coupled with a stunning style and practical packaging, the Enclave offers a silent cabin, perfect for relaxing excursions. And its helpful checklist of stock features also enables the Enclave to stand out. These attributes, combined with the Enclave’s classy presentation, give it appeal. Keep reading to learn more.
Cost and Which Model to Purchase
While the upper trims offer the luxury you expect from a contemporary SUV, the Essence entry-level is still a wise purchase. It boasts many features and is well-equipped for the needs of the modern family. These features include:
- Leather seats
- 6 USB ports
- 18-inch wheels
- Body-coloured door handles
- Smooth and sleek appearance
Motor, Performance, and Transmission
Beneath the hood of each Enclave is a 3.6-litre V-6 generating 310 horsepower. It energizes the front or all four wheels through an indiscernible nine-speed automatic transmission. On our examination track, our laden Avenir test car hit 96 km/hr in 6.5 seconds. The Enclave is speedy enough to ensure no apprehension when converging onto the roadway, and the motor operates unnoticeably while leaving the passenger cabin calm.
Additionally, the Enclave offers a lavish ride that soars over pockmarked pavement and hardly registers severe impacts. And the steering delivers the proper responsiveness for a crossover, with precise control and average exertion. Finally, if you need or want towing power, the Buick can haul as much as 5000 lbs when sufficiently equipped.
Interior, Cargo, and Comfort
The Enclave offers a commodious interior. Its cabin is brimming with many of the conveniences you need for an enjoyable driving experience. In all respects, the inside is appealing and pragmatic. If cargo room is a big concern, the Enclave is the ideal option, as it provides the most cubic feet of space in each of its designs.
In our assessments, it devoured 38 carry-on packages with all the seats folded. Moreover, it offered space for an impressive five carry-ons behind its third row seats.
Infotainment and Connectedness
Situated into the dash between two slanted air vents sits the Enclave’s standard 8.0-inch infotainment system. User-friendly and offered in a beautiful layout with sleek graphics, the Enclave’s interface offers many features:
- Wireless Apple
- CarPlay and Android Auto
- Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot
- Optional navigation with live traffic and weather updates
- Wireless smartphone charging pad
- Two USB ports for each of the three rows
Safety and Driver-Assistance Attributes
The Enclave offers numerous standard driver-assistance technologies. Many of these are supplied to the base models. However, if you want to upgrade, you must go for a superior trim or opt for an options bundle.
- Standard lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning
- Available adaptive cruise control
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Coverage for Maintenance and Warranty
Buick provides the most powertrain-warranty coverage amongst its main competitors. Additionally, it improves the offer with a free maintenance visit valid for the first year of ownership.
- Limited warranty covers 80,000 km (or 4 years)
- Powertrain warranty covers 110,000 km (or 6 years)
- First maintenance visit is complimentary within the first year