2013 Buick Enclave Emerges With New Exterior and Technology

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

The Buick Enclave has been a great seller for the company, helping it beat out competitors from Acura, Audi and Lincoln. Before its 2012 New York Auto Show debut, Buick is showing off the latest chapter in its Enclave success story.

The 2013 Buick Enclave shows off a new sculpted design, as well as new LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights. Other Buick details like chrome grille and accents help round out the look, and make it instantly recognizable as a Buick.

Inside the Enclave, the new IntelliLink infotainment system helps usher in a modern feel to the Buick. Blue LED ambient lighting carries forth the high-tech feel.

Aside from the infotainment system, the Enclave features luxurious touches like soft touch materials and live stitching throughout the cabin.

The Buick also includes an industry first front center airbag.

The Buick Enclave offers three rows of seating, and with both the second and third row folded down, it offers more cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz R Class, Infiniti JX, Acura MDX, Lincoln MKT, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90.

The Enclave is still available in front or all wheel drive, and is powered by the same 3.6 liter V6 with an updated six-speed automatic. Buick points out that the FWD Enclave can hit 24mpg on the highway.

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Gallery: 2013 Buck Enclave

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • TexasJim TexasJim on Jun 06, 2012

    What exactly is "live stitching" ?????? Who made THAT one up! Geez! What ever happened to 'truth in advertising'???? Ditch the 'creative writers' and stick to the TRUTH! .....it's probably machine stitched in China!