The 2023 Buick Enclave is a three-row premium crossover SUV for people in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro who want a high-quality vehicle with luxury appointments that comes at a sensible price. The standard features and equipment are impressive at every level, with a spacious and upscale interior that looks and feels like something considerably more expensive.
There are three trim levels to choose from in the 2023 Buick Enclave lineup, and the entry-level model is even more appealing this year with the addition of an available Sport Touring Package. The entry-level model is called the Essence, and the Sport Touring Package swaps the standard 20-inch polished alloys for a set of gloss-black alloys that add a new dimension of sporty style to the base model. Above the Essence trim level, the mid-range model is the Premium, and the range-topper is the Avenir.
The interior of the 2023 Enclave is relatively subtle and straightforward, with a strong emphasis on comfort and quality. Every Enclave is a spacious seven-seater with two comfortable chairs in the second row instead of a bench, but the three seats in the third row are plenty big enough for full-grown adults. The Enclave also boasts the most cargo volume in its class, with up to 97.4 cu.-ft. available with the second and third-row seats folded.
All three trim levels of Essence, Premium, and Avenir are standard front-wheel drive models, with all-wheel drive available at every level. It is worth noting that the entry-level Essence gets a simple all-wheel-drive system, while Premium and Enclave versions of the 2023 Buick Enclave get a high-tech twin-clutch system. The more advanced system delivers excellent traction in slippery road conditions and improves cornering grip.
One powertrain features in all Enclave configurations, featuring a suitably powerful engine that will take a full complement of passengers and cargo in its stride. The engine under the hood of the 2023 Enclave is a 3.6-liter V-6 that develops 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque, and that power gets to the front or all four wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. As well as delivering a smooth, comfortable ride and driving experience, a properly equipped Enclave can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
When you check out its standard features and equipment, you might find it hard to believe the Essence is supposed to be an “entry-level” model. On top of its standard perforated leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, front & rear park assist, and Buick QuietTuning technology, the Enclave Essence also gets an impressive list of standard safety tech.
There isn’t a massive price difference between the Premium and Avenir trim levels, which gets reflected in both models’ sensational standard equipment. Both models feature a standard Bose performance-enhanced premium 10-speaker sound system, a Buick Infotainment System with Navigation & 8.0-inch color touch-screen, HD Surround Vision, a Rear Camera Mirror with washer, an 8.0-inch color Driver Information Center, a head-up display, and plenty more.
The 2023 Buick Enclave is a fabulously attractive midsize crossover SUV that gets even better when you climb inside and go for a drive. The Enclave delivers a luxury experience for a reasonable price, and the standard equipment is almost off-the-scale. Come and see for yourself with a test drive from GR Chevrolet Buick GMC at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for pricing and availability details and book an appointment for a time that suits you.