Just like other brands from the GM family, Buick will also start massive electrification in the near future. One of the first models to come with an all-electric powertrain will be the next generation of the mid-size Enclave. That model is expected to debut in about two years, as the 2025 model year. This clearly indicates that the 2024 Buick Enclave will represent the final production year of the current generation, which has been around since 2018. After the 2022 update, we presume that the final model year will come without more important updates.
We count on a familiar design and familiar features. You may count on the familiar strengths of this SUV, which are things like a spacious cabin, comfortable and smooth ride, capable V6 engine etc. We also like the spacious cargo area, as well as a pretty straightforward infotainment system. On the other hand, the main complaints go some cheap interior materials and uninspiring handling.
We expect that the 2024 Buick Enclave will arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Buick Enclave Facelift
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Buick Enclave will probably represent the final production year of the current generation. Therefore, we count on a familiar design, which was updated last year. The new styling brings a more elegant appearance, with sleeker lines, narrower headlights and a more prominent grille design. That’s why the best 2024 Enclave could bring are new color options and other minor updates.
On the other hand, not many things changed since the initial launch in terms of mechanics. This model still rides on a familial C1 platform, which offers a smooth and comfortable ride. On the other hand, the main drawback of this suspension and chassis setup is the lack of athleticism. The suspension is on the soft side, while the string isn’t particularly engaging.
The same thing is with interior design. Since it’s about the final production year, it’s pretty natural to see no bigger changes. The cabin layout will remain the same, with good and bad things that characterize the current model. When it comes to bad things, the main complaint goes to materials and overall build quality, which isn’t at the level you would expect at this price range.
On the other hand, the strong point of this crossover is the amount of cabin space. With nearly 121 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that the Enclave packs three quite spacious rows of seats, where even the third row accommodates adult passengers pretty easily. The first and second-row seats are very generous with space and quite comfortable.
The cargo area is another strong point of this SUV. You may count on about 23.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 57.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 97.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s impressive for a mid-size SUV.
Yearly updates usually bring a few additions to the list of standard equipment, so we may expect the same thing from the 2024 Buick Enclave. However, we also expect most things to remain the same. This would mean that the list of standard equipment would include goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, six USB ports, tri-zone automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener, proximity keyless entry, push-button start and remote start.
Among available upgrades, expect to find goodies like navigation, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, a Bose 10-speaker premium audio system, an 8-inch digital gauge cluster and a panoramic moonroof.
When it comes to safety features, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors etc.
2024 Buick Enclave Engine Specs
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2024 Buick Enclave will continue with the same good-old 3.6-liter V6, which features a max output of 310 horsepower. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to the front wheels. Of course, you can opt for all-wheel drive and get improved performance.
In any case, the overall performance is good. The acceleration is strong, while the 9-speed automatic does a decent job. When it comes to fuel economy, models will front-wheel drive are good for about 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while ratings drop by 1mpg with all-wheel drive.
When properly equipped, this SUV can tow around 5.000 pounds, which is typical for the class.
2024 Buick Enclave Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Buick Enclave sometime in the second half of the next year, with a starting price of around 45.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, VW Atlas etc.