Buick has finally replaced the decade-old Enclave crossover with the all-new 2018 model. Despite the ground-up redesign, Buick has attached only a modest $980 increase to the base price tag, which is coming in at $40,970 including destination.
Of course, we’re talking about the Buick Enclave here, in which over 50 percent of buyers opt for one with a sticker price of above $50,000. So that base MSRP is basically here for discussion purposes; most buyers are going to opt for one of the higher trim levels.
When it comes to higher trim levels, Buick has buyers covered with three different options. The first is the Essence model, which will start $45,190 as it adds leather seats, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
If Essence isn’t enough, buyers can opt for Enclave Premium for $48,990. Premium adds a lane-keeping system, second row captain chairs, power-folding third row seat and cooled front seats. Although even Premium isn’t the pinnacle of Enclave for 2018.
New for 2018 and serving as the launch vehicle of the nameplate is the Enclave Avenir. Think of Avenir as Buick’s version of GMC Denali, so naturally this version of the Enclave has a little bit of everything. Going with an Avenir gets buyers a dual-panel sunroof, digital gauge cluster display, higher quality interior trims, unique 20-inch wheels and a few extra goodies for the entry price of $54,390.
Buyers can add all-wheel-drive to any Enclave for $2,300.
While the Enclave is offering a lot of options for buyers, every Enclave comes standard with GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 302 horsepower, paired to a new nine-speed automatic transmission.