In the world of SUVs, a midsize model is the "just right" option between the larger designs of full-size models and the smaller compact vehicles. This makes the midsize segment quite popular for anyone that wants the functionality and performance of an SUV while getting a vehicle that is still manageable in terms of size. The 2022 Buick Enclave represents the best of this design principle, offering three rows of seating for up to seven people while still keeping a sleek and gorgeous design. In fact, the exterior and interior have been refreshed for 2022 to deliver an even more beautiful and luxurious ride than ever before.
Regarding performance, the 2022 Enclave is just as good as last year's model, with a powerful 3.6L V6 engine that delivers plenty of horsepower for a thrilling time behind the wheel. This also gives the Enclave up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity; if you have a boat or trailer that you want to take with you on long road trips, this is a terrific option. The updated exterior looks better than ever before, with bold styling that is not a reinvention of the Enclave but rather an evolution that strikes the perfect notes of exquisite Buick style.
The interior of the 2022 Buick Enclave has also received some updates, particularly the luxurious Avenir trim that features more refined details than ever. Other updates include new wireless support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a push-button transmission for a smooth driving experience. A number of advanced driver assistance and safety features are now standard on all models of the Enclave, including automatic emergency braking and front pedestrian braking. Come visit us at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick today to learn more about all of the exciting updates to the Enclave.
Although the engine has not been changed for the new model year, the 2022 Buick Enclave has plenty of power packed into its gorgeous frame. This is important because it is easy to get distracted looking at all of the impressive features of a luxury SUV like this and forget about power. But without a good engine at its heart, you end up with a midsize model that feels lacking, despite how great it might look.
Fortunately, the 2022 Enclave is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. This gives you a fantastic driving experience with plenty of power to make your time behind the wheel of the Enclave a lot of fun. The engine comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which has been updated slightly for the 2022 model year. This new Enclave features a push-button transmission control that lets you more easily make adjustments or shift when needed to give you precise functionality on the road.
The 2022 Buick Enclave comes with front-wheel drive standard, but all-wheel drive is available for it on every trim. This means that you can choose the trim that has all of the features you need and still get all-wheel drive if that is important to you – rather than having to sacrifice anything in the name of performance.
Even better, this level of performance doesn't come at the cost of fuel efficiency. The refreshed 2022 Enclave is rated for 18 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with its standard front-wheel drive powertrain. Opting for all-wheel drive will only reduce those numbers by a single MPG.
One of the biggest updates for the 2022 Buick Enclave is a style refresh for both the exterior and the interior of this vehicle. The outside of the Enclave features new headlamps and tail lamps, reworked front and rear bumpers, and updated wheel designs that create a stronger overall look. It is still recognizable as both a Buick and as the Enclave, but it looks better than ever and really demonstrates the high level of style and sophistication we expect from this brand. This is not a new generation with a complete overhaul, but the refreshed and updated exterior looks amazing and ensures that the Enclave continues to shine in Buick's lineup.
Inside the Enclave, you will also find a number of updates and new options in terms of style and sophistication. Up front, the center console has been reworked slightly for more functionality, including the addition of a push-button shifter for the transmission that is easy to use. Perhaps the most notable style update is for the high-end Avenir trim, which has more luxury than ever before thanks to new quilted leather upholstery. You will also find updated wood trim inside the Enclave Avenir, along with heated and ventilated front seats that include a massage function, for an interior that looks gorgeous and delivers decadent comfort.
Buick has never shied away from delivering excellent tech features on the Buick Enclave, and the 2022 model is no different. Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, Buick's designers have taken what already worked, made it better, and ensured that everything is incredibly easy to use and highly functional. For example, the center console has been updated and altered in a number of ways, which makes the standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen look great.
Support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been standard on the Enclave for some time now, but the 2022 update includes wireless compatibility for both programs. You also get Buick's active noise cancellation for a quiet ride that lets you really enjoy the available 10-speaker Bose performance-enhanced premium sound system. There are numerous USB ports standard and available throughout the interior, while an available wireless charging pad lets you charge your compatible devices more conveniently.
You can get an available rear camera mirror that ensures you always have a clear, unobstructed view behind your vehicle, along with some of the most luxurious and comfortable seating ever offered by Buick. An available color head-up display looks fantastic and lets you keep your eyes on the road while also staying informed with vehicle information, navigation directions, and safety system alerts. All of this technology, and much more, comes together to deliver an amazing driving experience that keeps you connected to the rest of your life.
When looking at a vehicle, nothing is more important than safety – great performance and excellent luxury features are all wonderful, but they are meaningless in a vehicle that cannot help keep you safe on the road. Although there are a number of impressive updates coming with the refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave, the safety features are among our favorites. While this has always been a very safe model to choose, the addition of some of the most impressive advanced safety features on the road as standard on every Enclave takes that to the next level.
The 2022 Enclave features the Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package as a standard suite for every model, regardless of trim. This includes automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, and IntelliBeam auto high beam headlamps. Every model will also include a lane keep assist system with a lane departure warning, a lane change alert with a side blind zone alert, and a rear park assist system - all as standard features. You will also get forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and a rear cross traffic alert as part of this package in every trim of the Enclave.
If you want to take safety even further, then there are also several available options that you can find on higher trims. These include an available rear camera mirror, which helps improve your rear visibility, and an available rear pedestrian alert to complement the standard front pedestrian braking system. A front park assist system is also offered on the 2022 Buick Enclave, along with available adaptive cruise control and enhanced automatic emergency braking to take the already impressive safety features of this model even further. Altogether, it makes the 2022 update not only look spectacular but also deliver an excellent driving experience that helps protect you and your loved ones.