The Buick along with the GMC Acadia and the Chevrolet Traverse were all unveiled to the general public as part of General Motors’ three-row mid-sized luxury vehicles. The 2017 Buick Enclave represents last model year for the first generation of this popular seven passengers luxury crossover SUV. The Buick has released almost a decade ago in 2007 and has since then won the hearts of consumers everywhere. Sadly, this beloved SUV is going out of production in 2018 and will soon be replaced by the Acadia platform.
Throughout its run, the Enclave has served as a strong competitor to most products from rival companies. Let us take a closer look at some of the specifications and amenities that the 2017 Buick Enclave has to offer.
2017 Buick Enclave – Drivetrain:
The 2017 Enclave models are available in both four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The soon to be released model has been installed with a 3.6-liter DOHC V-6 engine, which has direct fuel injections and aluminum block and heads. All variants of the Enclave make use of a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.
The engine is capable of providing a power of 288 hp at 6300 rpm, and also a torque of 270-pound feet at 3400 rpm. According to surveys and test, drives were done, the 2017 Buick Enclave can reach a speed of 60 miles per hour from zero miles per hour in 7.9 seconds; this happens to be the slowest time in all three of the three-row foray from General Motors.
This Pontiac Montana successor shares GM Lambda platform with Acadia and Traverse first generation models.
However, the fuel economy of the crossover has significantly tipped scales in its favor. If you are driving the all-wheel drive, then it has a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, if you are driving the front wheel drive, then the fuel economy is 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2017 Buick Enclave – Redesign Exterior Interior:
The exterior, on the other hand, has not changed much. The new 2017 Buick Enclave, however, is still capable of giving a tough time to its competitors and siblings from the same company. So we advise you not to expect too much when it comes to the outer look of the car.
General Motors is certainly trying to entice drivers and customers alike by providing the latest technology in the 2017 Buick Enclave. The luxury crossover has been geared with a blind spot alert system, a forward collision warning system, and also lane departure warning. However, it must be noted that the forward collision alert system does not come equipped with the option of emergency brakes. In addition to this, the cruise control system is also absent.
Furthermore, the vehicle makes use of IntelliLink Connectivity, which comes intact with a Bluetooth phone and audio system along with the option of Pandora and Stitcher integration. The crossover also offers drivers the chance to use a 36o degrees rear view camera, and 6.5 inches touchscreen. It does not come with keyless ignition or passive entry.
2017 Buick Enclave – Dimensions:
|Passenger Volume||151 cu ft|
|Cargo Volume||23 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||5069 lb|
2017 Buick Enclave – Pricing and Release Date:
The price for the Enclave Convenience model starts at $39,999, which is front wheel drive. For the leather version, the price is $44,585 with an additional $2,000 for an all-wheel drive. The 2017 Buick Enclave is available for purchasing in the market.
All in all, the 2017 Buick Enclave looks promising. It might be old and well into its ninth year of production, but it is still a viable option for families or people who prefer smaller vehicles. The price might be more compared to its counterparts, but the niceties and the benefits that come with owning this vehicle far exceed the cost of buying it.
So come on now and take a look at this vintage masterpiece, and always remember to invest carefully when buying anything, especially if that thing is a car.