2018 Buick Enclave Avenir arrived at NY and it looks awesome!

Source: motor1.com

Buick, apparently, is set to debut their 2018 Enclave at the New York Auto Show, and it will be company’s first vehicle in its new Avenir luxury sub-brand. This carmaker went all out with the latest gen of their highly popular crossover and gave it sharper styling that adds to the overall slickness of the crossover. The Enclave Avenir hosts some of the cues from recent Buick concept, and it is visible from the mesh grille and chrome wings that support the brand’s tri-shield emblem.

If we compare the new Enclave to the ongoing version, the 2018 MY grew by 2.4 inches to a total of 204.3 inches, and its wheelbase has increased by 2 inches and now comes at 120.9 inches. But most of you probably expect some added weight in accordance with its growth, which is not the case here because the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir falls to 4,358 pounds which represent a 366 pound diet when compared to ongoing vehicle.



When the engine compartment is considered, buyers will have at their disposal a 3.6-liter V6 powerplant with a stop-start system that has now been tuned to offer 302 HP and 260 pound-feet of torque (compared to the 288 HP and 270 lb-ft from the ongoing vehicle’s engine). The newly tuned engine plus the help from a new nine-speed automatic gearbox, which replaced the old six-speed, should, according to Buick, return 17/25/20 miles per gallon city/highway/combined. There is also an option of AWD system that is supposed to offer 17/24/19 MPG city/highway/combined.

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Interior


The interior of the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is spacious enough to accommodate seven passengers on three rows of seats it offers. Those sitting in front will have ventilated and heated seats while in the second-row passengers will have heated seats as well. The tri-zone automatic climate control is there to make everybody comfortable on both short and long journeys. When storing things is a question, Buick tried to answer it by adding a new 10-inch deep underfloor storage area that offers an extra 3.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

In its top trim 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir will come equipped with some top-notch and luxurious equipment such as rear camera display in the mirror and 360 degree surround vision camera system for additional visibility during tight maneuvering. A hands-free power hatchback includes a light in the tri-shield that illuminates the ground. Some of the safety equipment that comes as an option include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, and lane-keep assist.


2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Release Date and Price

The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir starts sales this fall in the US market, but the pricing will be announced sometime later. We hope that there is a possibility of a price hint at NY, but we shall see. As you probably know the figure that is required for the current vehicle is $48,550 after $925 destination fees, and a jump over that price range for a 2018 MY is to be expected. Just how big that jump over will be, you will find right here so keep an eye for future updates on the topic.