The upcoming 2021 Buick Enclave has been spied testing, and some changes are happening. From the first seen photos, the new model will basically get a mid-cycle refresh. The three-row seven-passenger SUV is caught testing in Colorado and is wearing heavy camouflage. Still, we can’t tell for sure what is changed on the front clip, fender/door accent, rear bumper, taillights, and part of the hatch.
The latest speculations are suggesting that the upcoming SUV may borrow some cues from the recently introduced 2020 LaCrosse. According to this source, the Enclave will get similar grille, headlights, front and rear fascias, and many interior features will be the same.
2021 Buick Enclave Refreshed Design
The design of the 2021 Buick Enclave looks the same as before. Basically, the third-generation model will get a mid-cycle refresh and do not expect anything significant. The test mule has been caught testing in Colorado and some parts of the body are wrapped in camo. Moreover, from the newest reports, this SUV will ride on the same GM’s C1 platform as before. As you may already know, this platform is used on the GM three-row SUVs such as Cadillac XT5, GMC Acadia, and the Chevy Blazer.
The showcased model looks the same outside as predecessor. However, as we already mentioned, the new Buick Enclave may borrow some cues from the 2020 LaCrosse sedan. According to a reliable source, we will see similar grille, headlights, front and rear fascias, and more. No doubt, the new variant will be refreshed and its design will be very competent.
Inside, the newest 2021 Buick Enclave will get some minimal refreshments. This three-row SUV will provide enough space for seven occupants. Moreover, the tech will be updated, and the cabin will provide more upscale materials. From the first spy photos, we can see that most parts inside are covered. So, this definitive indicates some refreshments.
Quality materials will be all over the cabin and the manufacturer will use more standard features. Safety will also be improved and we can expect Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Child Safety Locks, Line Assist and much more.
2021 Buick Enclave Powertrain Specs
The new 2021 Buick Enclave from some rumours will keep the same engine as the predecessor. The current model is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 engine that produces 302-horsepower (225-kilowatt). This powertrain comes with a front-wheel-drive system as standard and there is an optionally four-wheel drive to choose. Like before, this powertrain will be available with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
From the latest news, the manufacturer will improve fuel efficiency by 20%. The current model estimates are (city and highway) 18/26 mpg for the model that uses FWD and 17/25 mpg with an AWD system. The new Enclave can tow to up to 1,500 pounds. However, this can be increased to 5,000 pounds with the optional trailer towing package.
Release Date and Price
The new Buick Enclave is a midsize 3-row crossover SUV that will be available to purchase in the last quarter of this year. The upcoming SUV will be refreshed and it will feature a better cabin with lots of techs. However, because of a mid-cycle refresh, the price will be unchanged.
The current model costs $40,000 for the base, while the range-topping Avenir trim depending on features, can reach a $55,000 mark. Acura RDX, Infiniti QX60, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90 are models in the same segment and all are ready to rival the upcoming Buick.