Buyers in the market for a three-row SUV owe it to themselves to consider the 2022 Buick Enclave. For a premium ride quality, a voluminous interior, and exceptional conveniences, the 2022 Enclave has the style and luxury of a far more expensive vehicle. With seating for seven, Buick provides passengers with a wide array of standard features starting with the new entry-level Essence trim, including upgraded technology features for connectivity and safety. Those seeking the most lavish comforts will want to explore the Avenir trim with its unique upscale styling and refined finishes for premium comfort and amenities.
Updates to the exterior design give the 2022 Enclave a bolder and classier presence with new styling details in the front and rear fascia, including a new look for the LED headlights and daytime running lights. Safety features for driver-assist technology are added to the list of standard features, many of which were previously optional. The full suite of safety features, called the Driver Confidence Plus Package, will now be standard for every 2022 Enclave trim. For 2022, Buick is shifting its trim levels to make the Essence the new entry-level, dropping the Preferred trim altogether. Features found on the Essence trim are more inclusive, and buyers will appreciate the more robust conveniences, tech, and available packages not previously optioned for the Preferred trim.
The 2022 Enclave will retain its well-sorted powertrain with the option to add all-wheel drive to every trim. A trailering package will offer buyers the capability for towing, and space for cargo remains exceptional. Buick owners know the quality and comfort built into every Buick interior, and those who have never enjoyed the pleasure of driving a Buick should prepare to indulge. Even for a large SUV, the Enclave handles like a smaller vehicle and delivers the typical smooth ride buyers expect from vehicles of the brand. From the insulated cabin silence and smoothness to the range of features available, the 2022 Buick Enclave is a vehicle buyers will love.
The refreshed styling expected for last year has arrived with nods from the critics who appreciate the modernized appearance of the 2022 Enclave. Front and center, the bolder size and shape of the grille dramatically shift the Enclave’s demeanor as a head-turning vehicle. The shaping of the headlights and daytime running lights brings them in line with the hood edge for a streamlined modern effect, and the taillights now stretch in a long line across the tailgate below the rear window for increased visibility.
All the exterior lighting is now LED as standard equipment, a choice which lends itself to the feel of upgraded luxury buyers appreciate with a Buick. Subtle shaping in the side walls tucks in the frame for added personality, and bright chrome roof rails stretch back toward the trim spoiler, which carries off the roofline.
Styling for the uppermost Avenir trim alters the exterior further with a signature grille and design in the front and rear fascia. Exclusive wheels, taillights, and chrome detailing highlight the Avenir as a high-end statement. Unique badging signals this Enclave as the unmistakable top tier of the lineup, complemented by Continuous Damping Control for a superior ride quality only found on this trim. New options for alloy wheels are available to lesser trim levels for a more personalized appearance to the exterior, and the Sport Touring package exists as an option for more unique styling on specified trims.
Intelligent all-wheel drive is available as an option for all trim levels of the 2022 Enclave, which features a twin-clutch differential that can be disengaged automatically when the all-wheel drive is not needed. This feature saves on fuel by putting the car into front-wheel drive mode for most of the time and automatically switching to all-wheel drive when it senses the road conditions call for it.
Buick continues the use of its 3.6-liter V6 powertrain, a respectable power plant that moves the large Enclave handily and without hesitation. The engine produces 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque which provides enough power to tow up to 5,000 pounds when the Enclave is equipped with the trailering package. A nine-speed automatic transmission smoothly delivers transitions in acceleration, and for 2022 the Enclave receives a new Electronic Transmission Range Select system which replaces its former shifter in the center console. Now drivers can select gears with a push-button panel which saves space between the front seats and makes interacting with the controls in the center stack easier.
With the 2022 refresh, the interior of the Enclave receives several new technology upgrades, which will add more convenience and ease of connectivity to your drive. Smartphone pairing with the infotainment system is now wireless with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard access to the Buick Connected services includes available features like a WiFi hotspot, access to remote services, and emergency assistance. An available Bose audio system can be optioned for all trims and is tuned for concert-quality dynamics. Combined with the standard active noise cancellation, this premium sound system will encapsulate you in a singular experience that will be uninterrupted by the outside world.
Nothing less than perforated leather seating will adorn the interior of the 2022 Enclave, which continues to feature exceptional class with wood grain accents in upper trims and soft-touch materials across all model choices. Within this luxurious and spacious interior, conveniences such as heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror are the standard for every Enclave, while available features like a rearview camera mirror or a color Head-Up Display can be found across the range of trims. Selecting the Avenir trim offers buyers exclusive features like massaging front seats and quilted leather upholstery throughout, offset by elegant woodgrain trim and Avenir badging.
Cargo space in the 2022 Buick Enclave is a strong point of its overall design. The rear cargo area behind the third row of seats is larger than that of even the largest full-size sedan to provide plenty of space for shopping bags or luggage. When more space is needed, the seats can be folded down to more than double the cargo capacity.
Folding down all three rows of seats will gain almost 98 cubic feet of cargo area, large enough for hauling virtually any furniture or equipment you need to transport. Storage compartments throughout the cabin offer places for small-item storage in the center console, center stack, and door pockets. Thoughtful consideration to the use of the interior space has been given with the inclusion of map lights, reading lights, cargo hooks for securing items during travel, and cup holders throughout the vehicle. For families or buyers who plan to travel, the 2022 Buick Enclave insulates you and your passengers in exceptional comfort, premium conveniences, and open expanses of interior space.
New for 2022, the Buick Enclave now receives a full suite of driver-assist safety features found in the Driver Confidence Plus Package, which was formerly available only on higher trims. 2022 Enclave models will all come standard with features such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Front Pedestrian Braking to avoid or mitigate accidents. IntelliBeam Auto High Beams are also standard and ensure you never forget to turn the headlights down for oncoming traffic. Parking duty is eased with Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn you when your Enclave is too close to objects behind you or if there is a vehicle about to cross your path when reversing.
Other features for avoiding accidents include the Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and the Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. These two features will keep you in your lane and alert you if you are drifting or if there is another vehicle in your path when trying to change lanes.