The current generation of Buick’s flagship crossover is still pretty fresh, so the 2021 Buick Enclave won’t come with more important novelties. It is still early for a mid-cycle refresh, but that doesn’t mean there is no interesting news for the next year. We all know that China is the main market for this carmaker. Interestingly, the Enclave has never been sold in this Asian country before.
That will change soon, as GM is about to produce this luxury crossover in this part of the world as well. As you would probably expect, this version will come with a couple of modification, to be more suitable to the Chinese market. On the other side, North American models will continue in the same way.
2021 Buick Enclave Chinese Version Gets Several Changes
- Spacious and comfortable cabin
- Generous cargo volume
- Long list of standard equipment
- Powerful engine
- Premium rivals are more opulent on the inside
- Not the most athletic model in the class
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Buick Enclave will finally be offered in China. However, this version will come with several changes. The first one that comes to mind is the size. This model will be smaller compared to the North American version. As you probably know, the Enclave rides on a stretched version of GM’s familiar C1XX platform, just like Chevy Traverse. On the other side, the Chinese model will ride on the standard-wheelbase version, just like models like GMC Acadia, Chevy Blazer, etc.
Despite the smaller size, we count on the same aesthetics. Count of the same exterior design, while the same things are expected on the inside as well. Of course, it will be a little bit tighter, and also feature a little bit different list of standard features.
While the Chinese version is about to come with a couple of modifications, the North American 2021 Buick Enclave is about to continue in the same way. This would mean the same styling, based on the brand’s current design language, as well as the same mechanics.
When it comes to the interior, we expect anything bigger than the possible addition of new color schemes. Other than that, the 2021 Buick Enclave will continue with the same cabin design, which is characterized by quality materials and a lot of style. This is a three-row crossover and it offers a pretty high level of comfort. Even the third row is quite generous in terms of legroom, thanks to the vehicles long wheelbase. Also, this crossover features a pretty generous cargo area, with around 26 cubic feet behind rear seats.
2021 Buick Enclave Tech Features
We could see a couple of additions in this aspect, but keep in mind that the current model is already pretty generous in terms of standard equipment. Even the most basic models come with things like a touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, as are Siri Eyes Free and satellite radio.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Overall width (in.)||78.8|
|Curb Weight||4359 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||7.7 in.|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Power/torque||310 hp @ 6800 rpm/266 ft-lbs. @ 2800 rpm|
|Estimated mpg||18 City / 26 Hwy ; 17/25 mpg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||19.4 gal.; 21.7 gal.|
|Weights / Capacities|
|Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place||23.6 cu.ft.|
|EPA Interior Volume||135.7 cu.ft.|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||5000 lbs.|
|Maximum Cargo Capacity||97.6 cu.ft.|
|PRICE RANGE: $41,990 – $57,850 starting msrp|
|Competitors: Chevy Traverse, Ford Explorer, Toyota RAV4, GMC Acadia|
2021 Buick Enclave Engine
We presume that the 2021 Buick Enclave will carry on with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 310 horsepower and comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Such combination ensures a pretty convenient ride, with lots of refinement. Still, don’t count on some super-sporty performances.
When it comes to the Chinese version, it probably won’t come with six cylinders, but rather with a more efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four. The exact details about the output are still unknown, but we presume the new crossover will be good for about 250 horsepower. This engine should also come with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Buick Enclave in a typical time of a year. That would mean sometime in late 2020. When it comes to the price, base models currently go around $40,000. We don’t expect bigger deviations in the near future. Pricing details for the Chinese model are still unavailable.
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