While there is no shortage of midsized SUVs on the market not all of them offer a good mix of usability and elegance as the new 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir. After making its debut in 2008, the Enclave has been a top seller for Buick and over the years it has got several revamps too. It has become popular mostly for a quiet ride and the good range of amenities.
For 2018, the Buick Company is going introduce a higher end variant of the Enclave, named the Avenir. It will be positioned at the top end of the lineup- aimed at luxury seeking buyers with deeper wallets. It was showcased at the New York International Auto Show.
2018 Buick Enclave Avenir – Stylish Exterior and Rich Interior
The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is a stunner SUV and design changes with regular variants are subtle yet enticing. It is like the Denali lineup in GMC brand of trucks. So, the Avenir gets the unique grille, high-quality materials, and special 20-inch wheels. The three-row crossover has a decidedly sleeker front fascia. You can spot the windshield with the sharper angle and lower roofline. Overall, the exterior design is more aerodynamic which will add to fuel efficiency.
The cabin of 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is steeped in luxury and it leaves little room for grudges. Along with premium upholstery and enough space for all passengers, the Avenir also comes with an air ionizer. The Buick says this neutralizes germs and viruses. Buick says the technology can work without filter replacement. The default cargo capacity is 24 cubic feet.
The SUV has a nice 360-degree surround view camera system, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. You also get rear camera mirror which can serve as a digital display. Available safety features are autonomous emergency braking and Adaptive cruise control.
As for entertainment, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir has got a lot of things. There is a gauge cluster screen with 8-inch dimension. The infotainment system is compatible with smartphones. You also get the Teen Driver mode which is now making inroads into almost all vehicles from GM stable. The inclusion of 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is also welcome. Other standard features include keyless entry and push-button start.
Powered By V6 Engine
The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is going to be powered by a solid 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine makes 302 HP at 260 lb-ft. It will be coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission unit. The FWD is default but AWD is kept optional. Its towing capacity is 5000 pounds- which is kind of decent for its class. As for the EPA rating, we don’t have official numbers.
Price and Availability
The pricing is yet to be declared but it could be above $40,000. The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir will be launched late in 2017.
The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is a stylish luxury SUV that can give the brand a larger pie of market share. Its safety features are impressive and so are in-cabin amenities. With right pricing, it will be a winner.