Acceleration time from zero to 60 mph is expected to be right around 7.3 seconds for the 2013 Buick Enclave. This number is certainly going to land it as a prime pick next to much of its competition. A six-speaker automatic transmission will be paired up with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This is going to grant drivers with 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, which are more than enough passing power to feel confident merging and passing on the highway. Fuel-economy will be about average for this segment, returning 22 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The 2013 Buick Enclave will offer a smooth ride, due to its multi-link rear suspension and MacPherson strut front suspension. This SUV is standard as front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available, which is expected to be the most popular pick.
The 2013 Buick Enclave will target the luxury driver, so you better believe there will be plenty of bells and whistles to enjoy.
Other features include eight-way power driver seat, heated mirrors, speed sensitive volume control and Sirius XM satellite radio.
Buick has always been an icon for safety and the 2013 Enclave is expected to be no different. Although crash test results are not yet available, judging by the list of safety features that come standard, there is more than enough to offer peace-of-mind on the road.
The highlight are the airbags, including full-length side curtain and a front center one that will keep passengers from colliding on a side-impact collision. Other safety features include:
Although the exterior is sleek, Buick seems to be targeting the more mature driver as the softer lines give it a bit of a minivan illusion, from certain angles. The 2013 model did receive a revised front fascia, which is nicely highlighted by a new grille and hood design, but it is just not youthful enough to compete with others in this segment. The restyled rear end is probably the most-attractive side as LED tail lights are complemented nicely by integrated exhaust outlets.
The 2013 Enclave will certainly live up to Buick’s high standards when it comes to offering a harmonic blend of luxury and comfort. The revised cabin has been given a contemporary appeal with ice-blue ambient lighting, tri-zone climate control and sturdy materials.
Three rows of seats accommodate up to eight passengers. Unlike other SUVs with third row seating, the Enclave is actually easy to get into. By turning a handle, third-row access is awarded with more than 3 feet of leg room. The ride is virtually silent; tweaks in the suspension have significantly helped improve this.
If you need an SUV that will actually accommodate your entire family, plus luggage, the Buick Enclave will not disappoint. With all seats in place, you are granted 23.3 cubic feet. If you fold both rows down, you are awarded with an impressive 115.2 cubic feet of usable cargo space.