The facelifted 2022 Buick Enclave will get a styling boost for the following year. Reportedly, it will bring plenty of upgrades, and the most noticeable include a revised grille, reshaped headlights, and new taillights. Generally, it adopts many of the cues from the newest compact Envision crossover. Besides mild exterior changes, the upcoming three-row SUV should also introduce some upgrades inside. In other words, expect the cabin to be more modern and to hosts much more advanced technology.
Under the hood, we don’t think there will be changes to the Enclave’s standard powertrain. That means it will once again use the same 3.6-liter V-6 engine. However, many also believe that GM will add a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four to the lineup.
2022 Buick Enclave First Look
The new 2022 Buick Enclave is a compact SUV that has many benefits over its predecessor. Dimensionally, this model is stretching over 204 inches in length, and it has a sizable presence like the Acura MDX. Overall, the design is fresh, and the Enclave has a handsome look.
This model comes with rounded lines and a soft feel overall. Generally, the most noticeable update is on the front. It features a more attractive honeycomb grille pattern design and the winged Buick logo in the middle. Like its predecessor, the Enclave rides on 18-inch wheels as standard, while 20-inch rollers are available on the Avenir trim.
Interior Looks More Premium
Inside, the upcoming 3-row/7-passenger crossover SUV looks very modern. Like the current model, the new one is offered in trims Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir. Generally, for 2022, the manufacturer will add some new equipment and much better technology. Still, this model comes with cloth seating, but if you go just one trim up, you’ll get perforated leather.
The most favorite is Avenir trim, which includes the wood-accented steering wheel, ebony interior color, and unique stitching, and many other accents. However, even the basics model offers excellent equipment. You will get power-operated and heated front seats, keyless entry, tri-zone climate control, remote start, a power-operated hands-free liftgate, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We are also surly that safety features like forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist will come as standard.
2022 Buick Enclave Powertrain Specs
Like the current generation, the new 2022 Buick Enclave should also use the same solo engine. This model is available with a potent 3.6-liter V6 that makes 310-horsepower.
On top of that, the engine is linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission using the front wheels (FWD) in its standard setup or all four with the optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Many believe that GM will also introduce a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four to the lineup. However, the manufacturer is still quiet about it.
Release Date, Price
The release date of the redesigned 2022 Buick Enclave SUV model will most likely happen at the end of this year. Buick has shared a batch of new photos, and we are impressed by its styling. It features a fresher-looking face and a more modern cabin as well.
The most closest competitors in the same segment are models Cadillac XT6, Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Lincoln Aviator. However, Buick has yet to share details about its pricing, equipment and mechanical specs.