2013 Buick Enclave

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2013 Buick Enclave Review

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Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover has been refreshed for the new model year, gaining slight changes to the hood, front fenders, grille, and front and rear soft bumper surfaces. Available in three different models, the Convenience, Leather, and Premium Groups, the Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, produces 288 horsepower, and has an EPA-estimated 17/24/19 mpg city/highway/combined. The Buick Enclave offers seating for seven, with optional seating for eight on the Leather and Premium Groups.

In a late-2012 test drive (http://www.automotive.com/buick/enclave/2013/first-drive/), the 2013 Buick Enclave delivered light steering, a smooth suspension, and a quiet cabin. Buick has started to cater to younger buyers, bringing down the average age of an owner from 67 to 58. The automaker has delivered high-tech features and a luxurious interior in hopes to meet the demands of younger buyers. "Given the stiff competition that's stacking up, Buick had a lofty task to keep the Enclave in the pack amid newer competitors. But we believe it has met the challenge."

Standard features for the 2013 Buick Enclave include a rear power liftgate, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, rearview camera system, with optional features including a Bose audio system, rear audio display with headphones, and a Hit-the-Road Accessory Package.

New for 2013

The Buick Enclave enters the 2013 model year with a refreshed look, more elegant interior with mood lighting, and more standard and optional features.

You'll Like:

  • Quiet ride
  • Spacious seating in all rows
  • Good electronic integration and interface

You Won't Like:

  • Back row seats aren't comfortable for taller passengers
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Limited maneuverability

Key Competitors:

  • Acura MDX
  • Infiniti JX35
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Volvo XC90
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