2013 Buick Enclave will be priced at $39,270 MSRP (which include a destination charge of $825). The updates for the new model include fresh styling, more standard equipment, additional safety technologies and IntelliLink connectivity. Buick Enclave, the best-selling three-row luxury crossover SUV in the U.S., will be available with three different equipment groups that all have the following as standard: a seven-inch Color Touch radio with IntelliLink, high-intensity discharge headlamps, Rear Parking Assist, a Rear Vision Camera, remote start, a power liftgate and other luxury elements. All the 2013 models will be the first in the industry to be equipped with the front-center air bag, which is meant to protect drivers and front passengers during far-side impact crashes.
An Enclave with the Leather Group has a starting price of $43,285. These include leather-appointed upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power passenger seat, memory seat settings and Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross Traffic Alert. The surroundings of the vehicle are being monitored by radar sensors that inform the driver when it is in a blind spot or when a vehicle approaches from either side while it is in reverse.
The available Premium Group has all the standard and leather group equipment, together with standard 19-inch chrome clad wheels, articulating headlamps, a Bose premium audio system, cooled front seats, power-folding side mirrors and a power tilting/telescoping steering column. These are all offered with a base price of $46,450. For no added cost, the Enclave is offered with 7- or 8-passenger seating choices.
The added options of the different equipment groups will vary. However, all Enclave models could have all-wheel drive, which costs $2,000; navigation for $795 to 1,540; or a trailering package for $525. The Enclave’s exterior features new LED daytime running lamps and LED-accented taillights. Its cabin gets a cool Ice Blue glow from its new ambient interior lighting.
Buick has unveiled the new 2013 Enclave crossover. An evolved version of the top-selling three-row luxury crossover, the 2013 Enclave now boasts of a new design, better driving experience and more technologies for safety and convenience. The brand will take the veil off the 2013 Buick Enclave to the global public at the 2012 New York Auto Show and commence its sales in fall 2012.
Technologies found in the 2013 Buick Enclave include taillights and daytime running lamps – all employing LED technology – that have been styled to complement the crossover’s sculpted exterior. Inside, the feeling of modernity has been reinforced thanks to features like the IntelliLink in-vehicle communications with touch-screen control and navigation and the ambient lighting. Likewise, the new Buick Enclave is equipped with the industry's first front center air bag system as well as its new dual-flow front struts.
Tony DiSalle, US vice president of Buick Marketing, remarked that the 2013 Enclave is an evolution of the award-winning design, technology as well as craftsmanship that allowed the brand to appeal to a new generation of customers. He noted that the Buick evolved both the interior and exterior designs of the new Enclave, employing luxurious materials as well as engineered technologies.
With over 58,000 units sold in 2011, the Buick Enclave posted record sales that year, even outselling other three-row crossovers offered by Acura and Audi as well as Lincoln. Around 50 percent of Buick Enclave’s volume in 2011 had been conquest sales, which proves how effective this model had been in luring customers away from their previous brands and introducing them to GM.