Buick Enclave – New & Improved!

July 9th, 2018 by

Buick Enclave

The 2018 Buick Enclave is at the top of the charts, ranking No. 1 in midsize SUVs, No. 2 in SUVs with three-row seating, No. 2 in crossover SUVs, according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s why we have more than 20 Enclaves on the lot at Liberty Buick GMC ready and waiting for you.

“The Enclave is a great choice for buyers that want luxury-SUV quality at nonluxury prices,” states U.S. News & World Report. “The Enclave is more upscale than most of its rivals, but it’s not too far above the pack in terms of price.”

Enclave models on the lot right now range from the sale-priced Enclave Essence FWD at $44,523 to the Enclave Avenir AWD sale-priced at $54,453. Buick lists the Enclave’s starting price at $39,995.

The base model Enclave features Buick’s 3.6L V6 engine, infotainment center, keyless entry and push button start. Stepping up to the Essence adds leather seats, lane change and rear traffic alerts. The Premium model boosts the luxury feel with ventilated driver and passenger seats, heated second row seats, and a Bose 10-speaker audio system. At the top of the line, the Avenir features unique styling, available forward automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and wireless charging. With four models, choices between FWD and AWD, gracious standard features, and a several ways to make your Enclave just right for you — from embroidered floor mats to a heated steering wheel — there is every reason to test drive one today.

Some drivers may know that the Enclave itself is not an addition to the market; however, it is a completely redesigned one. The first-generation Enclave was in production for 10 years. Now, the Enclave completely earns the description “new and improved.”

“Buick’s latest three-row ute succeeds in being a marked improvement over its predecessor in every meaningful way,” states Car & Driver.

When it comes to comparing the Enclave against other cars in its class, U.S. News & World Report points drivers toward the Enclave:

The Acura MDX is a luxury midsize SUV that costs more than the Enclave but doesn’t deliver as much for the money. The MDX has just two rows of seats, offers less cargo space than the Enclave, and lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the performance front, the MDX is very similar to the Enclave, with a peppy V6 engine, balanced handling, and great fuel economy. Where it doesn’t match up is predicted reliability – the MDX has a below-average score, while the Enclave’s is nearly perfect

The Volkswagen Atlas is a new model for 2018, and it’s similar to the Enclave in many ways. Both SUVs have roomy cabins, long features lists, smooth rides, and poised handling. The Atlas’ standard four-cylinder engine is more fuel-efficient than the Enclave’s V6 powertrain. Still, the Atlas has an optional V6 for more power. The VW has ample space for occupants in all three rows, and it nearly matches the Enclave’s cargo capacity. The base Atlas costs about $9,000 less than the base Enclave, making it a great bargain – though higher trims are more in line with what you’d pay for the Enclave.

What helps make the Buick Enclave the perfect family vehicle are factors including cargo space that beats most competitors, a hands-free lift gate that comes standard, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, and award-winning safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Buick Enclave a five-star safety rating.


Designed with Family in Mind

Designed with family in mindWhat helps make the Buick Enclave the perfect family vehicle are factors including an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, cargo space that beats most competitors, and a hands-free lift gate that comes standard.

“The Buick’s size and clever packaging afford it a substantial 24 cubic feet of cargo space with all of the seats up, and the standard power-folding third row and collapsible captain’s chairs allow quick access to its full 98-cube capacity,” Car & Driver states. “There’s also a three-cubic-foot storage bin beneath the load floor and a standard power liftgate with a remote-opening sensor under the rear bumper-the latter includes a light that projects a small Buick shield logo on the ground so you know where to flail your foot when your arms are full of groceries.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Buick Enclave a five-star safety rating. Need to load up the whole family?

“Both of the Enclave’s second-row captain’s chairs are ideal for child seats,” Car & Driver states. “The LATCH anchor points are easy to access, and the flat nature of the lower cushion allows for immediately level installation of the seat base. The Enclave’s spacious passenger area means there’s plenty of room for a rear-facing child seat behind even a tall driver or front-seat passenger, which ensures everyone remains comfortable.” That’s not a problem.


Why It’s a Great Time to Buy

Liberty Buick GMC is celebrating summer with sales on several Buick and GMC models. Whether you’re preparing to hit the road for the great family vacation, just making trips back and forth to the pool, or want to make an impression with at the family barbecue, Liberty Buick GMC can help get you into a car that’s shiny and new.

Looking for something that’s just new to you? We can do that too. We have a great selection of used vehicles including certified Buicks and GMCs.

Apply for financing online before you come to the dealership, located just outside Charlotte proper at 9028 East Independence Boulevard, and you can shop with confidence. You can even get an estimate on your current vehicle’s trade in value. At Liberty Buick GMC we pride ourselves on customer service that treats you like family.

Our sales department is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call us at 704.321.4366 to get more information about any vehicle or set up an appointment.