Cars Reviews » 2016 » 2016 Buick Enclave Full Size Crossover
There are no many people who know that Buick is actually a daughter company of the General Motors. It is famous for producing luxurious cars and one of them is full-size crossover – Buick Enclave. This luxury crossover made its debut seven years ago and since them sales has been increasing annually. It is offered only in the US and Canada but in spite of that 60,000 units were sold in 2014. Quite a staggering figure if you have in mind that this car doesn’t have such a long history and it was originally presented in 2008. 2016 Buick Enclave is going to be released sometime this year and it will come with several refreshment and modifications. Perhaps, the biggest change is the gearbox but surely it is not the only one. New Buick Enclave is not a far cry from its predecessor but still there are some things you will find interesting.
2016 Buick Enclave Engine
The previous engine got many bad critics due to high fuel consumption so engineers decided to introduce a new one, with slightly lower figures but with much better fuel economy. The new guy is 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 with an output of 280 HP and exactly the same number of pound-feet of torque. It is not as powerful as the previous engine but it sages fuel and money. However, if you don’t care about mileage and you are still interested in power, 2016 Buick Enclave won’t let you down. The second engine option is 3.6l twin turbocharged six-cylinder which can deliver 360 horsepower. We guess they tried to meet everyone’s demand thus company offers two different engines. The 3.6l engine has already been used in the Cadillac and so far it hasn’t received any negative comment. EPA rating is estimated to be around 20 mpg or more, but this is just rough estimation and we need to wait for the official numbers.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Buick Enclave
The platform of new 2016 Buick Enclave has been changed and comparing to a 2015 model it is few inches larger. Also it is lighter than before – previous model was approximately 300 pounds heavier. The biggest drawback of the previous Buick Enclave was fuel economy and we can see the company lend an ear to the customers and put a lot of effort in reducing fuel consumption. New Enclave comes with three new premium colors – Dark Chocolate Metallic, White Frost Tricoat and Ebony Twilight Metallic. 2016 Buick Enclave is one of the best equipped Buick’s so far. There are many sensors and few cameras that come in handy during parking in narrow places. Also there is a moonroof (the coolest feature if you ask me), high-speed 4G LTE Internet connection, Quiet-Tuning technology, etc. It is also important to mention that it comes with seats placed in three rows.
Release date and Price of Buick Enclave 2016
2016 Buick Enclave is announced to come these days. We are impatient and expect see it on the road anytime soon. Price was announced few months ago and the base model will cost around $40,000. Maybe it seems too expensive for some people but if you were a true Buick lover this price should not surprise you.
More info on official Buick site.