2015 Buick Enclave Offers Luxury, Refinement And Versatility
Reginald Dominique | 12/6/2014, 1:06 p.m. | Updated on 12/6/2014, 1:06 p.m.
The award-winning Buick Enclave continues to draw accolades and bring new customers to the brand for its outstanding design, performance and safety features. The three-row luxury crossover that forged the brand’s renaissance saw its best year ever in 2013. Recent accolades include Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 5-Year Cost-to-Own award for the full-size luxury SUV/crossover category.
Enclave continue to outsell rivals including Lincoln MKT, Volvo XC90 and Infiniti QX60 with its state-of the-art features, capability and safety offerings such as the industry-first standard front center air bag, forward collision alert, lane departure and text-to-voice technology. It is also designed to comfortably accommodate three rows of adults and provides more third-row leg room than the Infiniti JX, Acura MDX, Lincoln MKT, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.
For the 2015 model year, Enclave offers a new heated wood steering wheel. It is standard on Leather and Premium models – and adds another luxurious detail to the inviting interior.
The Enclave’s exterior and interior color palettes have also been refined for 2015. A new Dark Plum interior color is available, as well as four new exterior colors: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Dark Chocolate Metallic and Midnight Amethyst Metallic.
Enclave is offered in three trim levels: Convenience (1SD), Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN). All-wheel drive is available on Leather and Premium trims, andall models are powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 that delivers an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models).
Experience Buick Protection on all 2015 Buick models includes two years/24,000 miles of scheduled maintenance, including oil changes, oil filter changes and tire rotations. It complements Buick’s four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Sculpted exterior design
The Enclave is instantly recognizable as a modern Buick, with sculpted styling and signature elements such as a black-chrome waterfall grille complemented by technologically advanced features, including signature wing-shape LED lighting. Monochromatic paint schemes accented with chrome contribute to the luxury crossover’s premium appearance, along with large 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheel designs.
At the front, LED daytime running lamps and accent lamps give the Enclave a strong presence on the road. Blue translucent rings around the standard Xenon HID headlamps are Buick design cues found on other models, adding distinction across the brand’s lineup. Articulating headlamps are part of the Premium model’s package, which also includes power-folding, heated outside mirrors, as well as interior features such as power tilting/telescoping steering column and heated/cooled front seats.
A chrome finish within the rear fascia frames the exhaust outlets, for an integrated appearance that exemplifies Buick’s attention to detail. LED-accented taillamps give the vehicle a distinctive signature at the rear that reflects Buick’s elegance. A power-operated liftgate is standard.
Exterior color choices include: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, White Opal, Carbon Black Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Champagne Silver Metallic and Iridium Metallic.
Harmonious interior environment
The Enclave’s interior is defined by luxurious amenities and high-quality materials, along with the intuitive technology of Buick IntelliLink. Rich, saturated tones and contemporary color combinations reflect Buick customers’ lifestyles and enhance Enclave’s sense of fashion. An exclusive Dark Plum interior color, for example, offers a higher degree of visual warmth. It is complemented by the soft feel of Nuance sandstone leather, which has characteristics similar to leathers used in premium home furnishings.