Sophistication, luxury, and performance come together to make the 2022 Buick Enclave one of the most highly anticipated SUVs to take the road in 2022. The midsize SUV is set to strengthen Buick’s already impressive lineup of premium SUVs with its new exterior design that features sharper lines and a more modern, expressive aesthetic that makes it attractive to a wider audience of drivers. Also loaded with innovative connectivity, safety, and driver-assist features, you’ll find the 2022 Enclave gives new meaning to “affordable luxury” and delivers exceptional value from its base model to the luxurious Avenir trim.
The 2022 Enclave continues the Enclave’s 15-year lifespan that started with its debut in 2008 to replace the Rainier and Terraza. With big shoes to fill, the Enclave didn’t disappoint and pioneered the segment of premium SUVs. That legacy continues today with the 2022 model that gives drivers the option to customize the Enclave to their liking, whether that means opting for the premium Avenir trim or adding the Sport Touring appearance package for a more unique design. Whatever you choose, the Enclave reflects Buick’s ability to deliver high-quality vehicles with a modern twist.
The most noticeable changes you’ll find on the 2022 Enclave are in its design. The Enclave is sleeker and more sophisticated than ever, and that’s courtesy of several improvements made to its exterior. Aside from offering updated wheel designs, the Enclave also boasts new headlamps and taillamps. The front fascia and grille are updated, giving the Enclave a more modern appearance, while the inside sees a redesigned center console that replaces the traditional shift knob with a push-button that brings the Enclave into the same realm as Buick’s other premium SUVs.
If you opt for the upscale Avenir trim, you’ll enjoy several other design improvements that deliver an entirely new level of luxury. The Avenir immediately distinguishes itself with an exclusive grille, liftgate emblem, wheel design, front and rear fascias, and body-color lowers. The interior also sets itself apart with quilted leather upholstery and updated wood trim, as well as heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats. Be sure to add Buick’s Continuous Damping Control active suspension technology to the Avenir for the smoothest ride in the Enclave lineup.
Part of the 2022 Enclave’s design improvements includes a suite of new technology that’s designed to reduce clutter in the cabin and put all the information you need within eyesight or within reach. The Buick Infotainment System is at the heart of this technology and allows you to wirelessly sync your smartphone with the system using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. Once you sync your phone, you’ll have access to your apps, playlists, podcasts, navigation, and more. You can also use the infotainment system to access a variety of in-vehicle apps like Spotify, as well as Buick’s Connected Navigation System that plans the most efficient route to get you from Point A to Point B.
While the touchscreen display and infotainment system give you immediate access to navigation, music, messages, and more, Buick delivers even more technology when you’re behind the wheel. Buick knows the importance of keeping your focus and your eyes on the road ahead, and that’s why you’ll find the 2022 Enclave offers a color Head-Up Display that projects all the information you need in a crisp, clear display on the windshield in front of you. With a quick glance, you can immediately see your speed, fuel level, mileage, and more.
Buick knows not to change a good thing, and that’s why you’ll find the same engine and transmission from the 2021 Enclave under the hood of the new 2022 model. The 3.6-liter V6 engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission to deliver 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. This power means the Enclave is quick to accelerate in traffic, making it easy to come up to speed when you’re merging into highway traffic.
The Enclave’s V6 engine also makes it a capable hauler, which might come as a surprise considering it’s a premium SUV. The Enclave is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds and does so with ease with the available Trailering Package. Whether you’re hauling a small trailer, pop-up camper, or jet ski, you’ll have all the confidence you need with technology like Hitch Guidance that gives you a clear view behind the SUV. Use the guidance tool with the HD Rear Vision Camera, and you’ll find that hooking up to a trailer is easier than ever before.
Whether or not you’re hauling a heavy load, you’ll also enjoy one of the smoothest rides available, thanks to the Enclave’s five-link rear suspension. The unique system softens every bump in the road to not only deliver a smooth ride but also improve the Enclave’s handling, give you more control over the SUV, and reduce the noise of the road. You can take the Enclave’s performance further by opting for the switchable all-wheel drive that optimizes the SUV’s power and traction. The all-wheel drive system improves the grip of the tires not only in wet or slippery conditions but also when cornering and accelerating, which means you have more control from behind the wheel.
Regardless of whether you opt for the Enclave with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, you’ll enjoy its efficiency. The 2022 Enclave delivers 18 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with the front-wheel drive. However, choosing the all-wheel drive models will only drop the EPA estimates by one mile, making them an estimated 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.
The 2022 Enclave sees several new updates to its suite of safety and driver-assist tools that are meant to give you confidence behind the wheel by enhancing your visibility and minimizing the potential for collisions. Every Enclave is equipped with a standard rearview camera that gives you a better view behind the SUV, making it easier to park or navigate busy or crowded areas. Beyond this tool, you’ll find even more features at your fingertips with the updated Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package.
The Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package is a suite of nine innovative tools that includes IntelliBeam Auto High Beams that automatically brighten or dim depending on traffic. Automatic Emergency Braking works with Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert to minimize the potential for collisions by enhancing your braking or applying hard emergency braking to bring the Enclave to a complete stop. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning helps you keep the Enclave in its lane while Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert makes changing lanes and merging into traffic easier by keeping an eye on the SUV’s blind spots.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors the rear of the SUV for vehicles moving behind the SUV, and Rear Park Assist makes it even easier to navigate a tight parking spot. You’ll also minimize the risk of tailgating thanks to the Following Distance Indicator that alerts you when you’re following too closely. For a wider and less obstructed view behind the SUV, be sure to check out the available Rear Camera Mirror that allows you to toggle between the traditional mirror and the camera view to give you a crisp image behind the SUV at all times.