The refreshed 2013 Buick Enclave arrives with a number of new features and a $39,270 price tag (*including destination charges), a figure that represents a price hike compared to the 2012 model, which based at $36,500. General Motors also priced its less-expensive Lambda platform-mate, the 2013 GMC Acadia, earlier this week.

The fresh styling and additional features offered on this luxury CUV could help shore up sales. The additional technology added, including dual-flow dampers, front-center airbag and a seven-inch screen with IntelliLink should also help.

According to Autodata, Enclave sales have slipped 5.5 percent this year. However, the Enclave remains the second best-selling vehicle for Buick, behind only the LaCrosse. A new look, freshened interior and perhaps more Marissa Miller ads should give the Enclave a fighting chance for the new year.
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New 2013 Buick Enclave Priced at $39,270
Modern style and advanced technology define new luxury crossover


DETROIT – The Buick Enclave – the top-selling three-row luxury crossover SUV in the U.S. market – gets updated for 2013 with new styling, more standard equipment, added safety technologies and IntelliLink connectivity for a suggested retail price of $39,270 including an $825 destination charge.

The 2013 Enclave will offer three different equipment groups, all with standard content including a seven-inch Color Touch radio with IntelliLink, high-intensity discharge headlamps, Rear Parking Assist, a Rear Vision Camera, remote start, a power liftgate and other luxury features. Every 2013 model also comes standard with the industry's first front-center air bag, which is designed to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes.

An Enclave with the Leather Group adds leather-appointed upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power passenger seat, memory seat settings and Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross Traffic Alert starts at $43,285. Radar sensors monitor surroundings and alert the driver when a vehicle is in a blind spot or when a vehicle is approaching from either side while the Enclave is in reverse.

The available Premium Group includes all standard and leather group equipment, along with standard 19-inch chrome clad wheels, articulating headlamps, a Bose premium audio system, cooled front seats, power-folding side mirrors and a power tilting/telescoping steering column for a base price of $46,450.

Enclave offers 7- or 8-passenger seating choices with no added cost for either. Additional options vary among equipment groups, but all Enclave models can be equipped with all-wheel drive ($2,000), navigation ($$795-1,540) and a trailering package ($525).

New LED daytime running lamps and LED-accented taillights add design and technology on the Enclave's exterior, while new ambient interior lighting adds a cool Ice Blue glow to the cabin.

Dual-flow dampers at the front of the vehicle are among the Enclave's chassis refinement advancements. These new components provide a smoother ride and improved handling by controlling suspension dampening across a broader range of driving conditions.

"The original Enclave was a catalyst for the Buick, defining the brand's high standards of design and refinement," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. "The new 2013 model takes another step forward with a bolder look and advanced technologies."


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      ja1031
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thirty nine thousand dollars?
      Edsel
      • 2 Years Ago
      $40,000.00 for a Buick!? I bought my first house for $20k and started college when gas cost 0.33 cents/gallon. I'm old :(
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        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        ...and by the way, nothing says stigma like the Hyundai logo. In every market segment they compete in they make sales by under selling the other guy.
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        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        ........said the guy who drives a Hyundai. This one's just too easy.
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          Willie
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dohc73
          I just went out and did what you said to do SonataGuy1...I'll take the Buick.
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          carfan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dohc73
          probably one of the best replies on this blog...oh and how true, a guy who drives a hunday or kia should not brag about it...there are people who can't afford a decent car, which is fine not everybody can drive a BMW or MB or Cadillac, but do it with dignity and shut up
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        clquake
        • 2 Years Ago
        There's no stigma if the driver is 65....
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everything on the GM line up look so dated. Nothing sticks out. The new full-size pickup coming out is nothing special to look at. The new cadillacs have been on the way for so long they are already out of date before they even hit the road. GM needs to get cars to the market faster and stop using computers to design cars and get out the old pen and paper and get some designers who know how to design some cars.
        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        And there you have it; Budwiser25's 2-cents. Ponderous. Just ponderous.
        budwsr25
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        My family has owned many GM cars and trucks. I will never purchase another one. With all the other brands on the market out there always will find something better and cheaper. These SUV replacements are garbage I have driven one for a couple of days when another GM product car was in for service and they had to wait for parts.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Five years ago these tubs were 30K. Now 40k for the same thing with different headlights? Why GM? Have to pay back Obama? Think they'll loose any business to Lexus RX @ 38K?! I suppose we'll see a 7-8K rebate soon to move these. What a joke. Good luck!
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        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        I love how anti-government, anti-Obama people never know how to spell correctly.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      So let me get this straight, sales are down, but you think it is a good idea to raise the price by 7%? Yeah, that should solve that problem... /sarcasm It looked better BEFORE the MMC.
      That Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, so for roughly the same prtice as a pitiful Explorer, you canb get the truly capable and properly luxerious Enclave. Anyone who buys an Explorer over this or the Acadia has something wrong with them and should be seen by a professional.
      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      War to make an already undesirable car even more undesirable. YOU GO BUICK!
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looked better before the facelift.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      well, compared to the lame lexus whatever it's called this is a GOOD DEAl!!! If lexus can sell their small underperforming ugly, under sized krap, Buick will have no problems whatsoever selling a better designed, better performing and larger car to a well educated customer who does his homework before rushing to the lexus dealer
      ponycargt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looked better before the facelift, and even then it wasn't that attractive. I find this whole genre yawn inducing but if I was in the market I'd take an Acura mdx any day over this... Or better yet a Honda minivan!
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