Trim levels on the 2021 Buick Enclave
Buick, the affordable luxury car manufacturer, is at it again with the 2021 Enclave, a mid-size three-row SUV that looks and feels far pricier than it actually is.
Produced in four different trims, the Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir, the Enclave targets both prospective buyers looking for high-end, luxury cars and budget-conscious consumers.
Before we delve into each trim, let’s first take a look at the things all Enclave models share, like their powertrain and exterior aesthetic.
In terms of exterior design, the top Avenir trim does come with a few distinct features which we’ll get into a bit later in the article, but other than that all Enclave models share the same curvy exterior with modern, smooth lines that make the Enclave look far pricier than it actually is.
Under the hood, all Enclave trims sport the same engine, a reliable and capable 3.6-liter V6 that will deliver 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a responsive 9-speed automatic, Enclave’s sole powertrain is more than enough to offer a nimble driving experience both inside the city and on the highway.
And now let’s take a detailed look at each one of Enclave’s four trims and see what features come with what trim.
1. The 2021 Enclave Preferred
Enclave’s base trim, dubbed the Preferred, is brimming with standard features, and for a little over $40k, it’s phenomenal value for money.
That being said, every future Enclave owner can expect perks such as Buick’s Infotainment System with an 8-in. color touch, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a digital information center, USB ports, a hands-free power programmable liftgate, heated power outside mirrors, LED headlamps and daytime running lamps, tri-zone automatic climate control, 18-in. painted aluminum wheels, the StabiliTrak® electronic stability control, Rear park assist, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, keyless open and start, remote start, front bucket and heated seats, second-row captain's chairs, an eight-way power driver seat, and third row 60/40 split flat-folding, three-passenger bench seating.
All these features and we’re talking base model here.
2. The 2021 Enclave Essence
The Essence is basically the base model with extra active safety features. At only $2,000 extra, we believe the Essence is where most retail buyers will land, especially considering how important safety is for the modern crossover consumer.
So what does an extra $2,000 bring you?
On top of every feature you get with the Preferred model, you also receive leather-appointed first and second-row seating, an upgraded HD rear vision camera, a SiriusXM® with 360L trial subscription, plus two of the most coveted active safety features – the Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, plus the Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
3. The 2021 Enclave Premium
If it's abundant luxury you're after, then start here, with the Premium trim, and maybe work your way up to the Avenir.
The Enclave Avenir is the Essence plus a heated steering wheel, Forward Collision Alert, the Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package, an HD Radio, state-of-the-art Bose® premium 10-speaker audio system, power-folding third-row seats, ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs, and heated power-folding outside rearview mirrors.
This is luxury crossover domain at its finest but wait... there’s more!
4. The 2021 Enclave Avenir
At the top of the range sits the Enclave Avenir. It gathers every feature listed above to which it adds power dual moonroof with fixed rear skylight, a wireless smartphone charging station, HD Surround Vision, and a rear camera mirror, an upgraded version of the Buick Infotainment System that also includes navigation, plus a real wood-accented steering wheel.
But what truly makes the Avenir stand out is its distinctive look given by the signature grille and luxury styling, the exclusive 20-inch aluminum wheels with Pearl Nickel finish, plus the unique Chestnut or Ebony interior color, stitching, and piping.
The Avenir makes for a lush ride comparable with models almost twice its price tag.
If you’re in the market for a mid-size, luxury crossover, you should by all means give the Buick Enclave a look. It’s far more affordable than most of its competitors and just as good.
Here at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, Connecticut, we have the 2021 Enclave in all trim levels and most available colors in our lot. Pay us a visit and our dedicated sales team can show you all your options plus arrange for you to take the 2021 Buick Enclave out for a test drive.