The upcoming new Buick Enclave for 2017 promises nothing short of space, interior ambience and luxury for families in the middle-ground who don’t want to pay the exorbitantly priced luxury-brand premium vehicles. Its strong features include a smooth and quiet ride, eight-seating capacity, luxurious cabin, climate and antiquated audio controls, and a generous cargo capacity. Its release date should be expected early next year.
For 2017, the Enclave gets in-car Wi-Fi hot spot capability, newest version of OnStar connectivity, and new bronze-trimmed grille for the Tuscan Edition which is also going to be a first in the existing trim lineup. Also, the exterior will feature mild changes mostly on the color palette.
Nowadays, buyers shopping for a large crossover are looking for a SUV that combines impressive fuel economy, safety, and versatility as one package. For luxury, a smooth and serene ride can do. The new 2017 Buick Enclave offers a serene, smooth ride that competes well above most of its competitors. And to top the icing, it doesn’t come with a megabucks price tag.
It differentiates itself from Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia through the mechanical tidbits, library-quiet ride, and styling. Whilst at the road, it soaks up the bumps at top speeds without jeopardizing the ambiance within.
Its third row is a well-thought after feature that provides relatively easy access unlike most three-row SUVs. And although it’s a full size seat, it would best fit teenagers and children. For luggage, there is an available 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space despite the third-row seat offering.
Still, all is not well with the new 2017 Buick Enclave. Its downsides include small climate and antiquated audio controls, can feel cumbersomely large, and an occasionally fastidious infotainment system.
Available Trims – Buick Enclave
It is available in three trims referred to as groups: base Convenience, Leather, and plush Premium.
Interior Spy Photos & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Buick Enclave
Standard on every Enclave is ta second-row captains’ chairs and a seven-passenger seating capacity.
You could also opt for the optional second-row bench seat, which further adds one passenger. The latter is only available on the Premium and Leather groups.
Other default features include a rear privacy glass, 19” wheels, automatic xenon headlights, a power liftgate, remote start, an eight-way power driver seat, heated mirrors, a two-way power driver seat, auto-diming rearview mirror, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control (tri-zone), leather wrapped steering wheel, and rear parking sensors.
The Convenience group features Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, OnStar telematics with 4G LTE, smartphone integration which is available on the IntelliLink electronics interface, premium sound system, satellite radio, USB audio interface, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB charging ports, and voice control.
Opting for the Leather group gets you heated front seats, blind-spot warning system, eight-way power driver and passenger seat, rear cross traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and driver memory settings.
At the top of the food chain is the Premium Group which comes bundled with everything above plus a power adjustable steering column, chrome-clad wheels, adaptive headlights, 10-spaeker Bose sound system, a navigation system, ventilated and heated front seats, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and adaptive headlights.
Available options include a towing package, a rear-seat entertainment system, 20” wheels, and a dual panel sunroof.
Engine Specs – Buick Enclave For 2017
Under the hood of every 2017 Buick Enclave lies a 3.6L V6 good for 288hp and 270 lbs. of torque. Both the six-speed auto and the FWD are default systems, while the AWD is optional for both the Leather and Premium trims.
A properly equipped 2017 Buick Enclave can tow up to 4,500 pounds.
During our test track, the AWD 2017 Buick Enclave was able to dash to 60 mph in a lackluster 8.6 seconds. This is slower than many SUVs in its segment, some of which even feature the more agile V8 engines.
The FWD, as per EPA stats, returns a fuel economy rating of 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and as you’d expect, the AWD slightly lowers them to 16/22/18 mpg.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Enclave
We should expect the new 2017 Buick Enclave SUV in dealerships sometime early next year. As for the price, any potential owner should expect to part away with an MSRP starting from $39,540.
You can also get it on lease.