Historically, we always hear about Ford and how much the Model T paved the way for the automotive industry. However, Buick performed far better early on than you’d expect. In 1908, the brand sold more models than Ford and Cadillac did. By the 1970s, Buick made it to the Indy 500 as the brand began branching out to sell performance cars alongside their luxury sedans. Now, Buick is known as an affordable luxury brand that offers customers the best tech and convenience features at a reasonable price. As you’re about to see, the brand new 2021 Buick Enclave is no exception to this.
Loading Up in the 2021 Buick Enclave
You’re looking for something that you can travel with the family in, so you definitely need space. This model is designed with space in mind before anything else. In fact, it’s one of the most spacious SUVs on the market. It can seat up to 7 passengers, and it has a total passenger volume of 157.3 cubic feet. Thanks to the Enclave’s Smart Slide seats and split-folding seating, you can customize your passenger to cargo space ratio to match whatever you need. For example, you can even put down all of the back seats to access 97.6 cubic feet of cargo volume.
When your items are even too long for this interior space, you can haul items with your roof rack rails or tow them on a trailer. Despite its luxury status, the 2021 Buick Enclave is tow-capable with a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when you add on the Trailering Package. In order to travel successfully, you have to be able to take everything you need with you. So, whether you need to throw some kayaks overhead or you’re hauling a fishing boat, the 2021 Buick Enclave has got you covered.
The Enclave’s Performance
Speaking of trailering, the Enclave is no slacker when it comes to power. First off, one of its main perks is its Switchable All-Wheel Drive feature. The perk to this feature is that you don’t have to come to a complete stop and engage your all-wheel drive anymore. Instead, the Enclave can detect slippery roadways, and as a result, your all-wheel drive feature will automatically kick in. Whether it’s the weather that’s getting you down, or you need to tackle gravel or dirt backroads, your 2021 Buick Enclave will get you there with ease.
Further, the Enclave’s 5,000-pound towing capacity doesn’t come alone. You’ll also get something called Hitch Guidance, which is GM’s trailer-ready backup camera. When you’re trying to hook up a trailer alone, the Hitch Guidance feature helps you line up your hitch and trailer. This is especially helpful because you no longer have to waste time getting in and out of your vehicle just to get your trailer hooked up efficiently.
The plus side is that this feature is super easy to use. All you have to do is kick it in reverse, and on your infotainment center, you’ll be prompted with an option to choose “Hitch Guidance.” Once you select this, you’ll see the guidance line, and hooking up your trailer will be easier than ever before. Just be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and don’t get too caught up in the rear camera feature. There could still be objects and people around you, too.
Another great performance aspect of this model is that it offers power yet has a reasonable fuel economy. The 2021 Buick Enclave comes with a standard V6 engine that produces up to 310 horsepower. However, you’ll still get up to 25 MPG on the highway when you opt for the all-wheel drive version. In addition to that, you’ll have a smooth driving experience thanks to something called “five-link rear suspension.” Between its impressive power and smooth ride, the spacious and travel-friendly 2021 Enclave doubles as a productive driving machine.
Let’s start with the technology features for entertainment and convenience. As a luxury model, it’s safe to say that the 2021 Buick Enclave is loaded with modern tech assets. Whether you’re an Apple or an Android fan, you’re set to use the best audio streaming services available. The Enclave includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, alongside the built-in Spotify In-Vehicle App option. You can also take advantage of your free SiriusXM 360L trial and add on a subscription to it if you enjoy it.
Plus, if you’re a work-from-home or on-the-go type of person, you can link up to the Enclave’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to work as a passenger or pull over to catch up on work. You’ll also gain access to built-in navigation that keeps you updated on speed limits and traffic conditions.
Finally, Buick Connected Services is available, and it’s much more accessible than most services. You don’t have to pay additional fees for standard features such as Buick Smart Driver, which helps you get insurance discounts as long as you remain a safe and responsible driver. It does this by monitoring your driving and sharing the data with insurance companies to prove your reliability. If you want additional features, you can add on remote vehicle controls and unlimited Wi-Fi access. Overall, the 2021 Buick Enclave is a very tech-friendly SUV.
Now for safety. As fun as tech features can be, safety is where it counts the most. Buick comes in strong here, with multiple helpful safety options. The 2021 Buick Enclave comes with something called High Definition Surround Vision. This feature allows you to see everything around you when you’re driving slowly. This way, the surround camera doesn’t serve as a distraction. Rather, it helps you navigate tight areas such as parking lots, parking garages, and more.
Speaking of parking lots, Rear Cross Traffic Alert can detect vehicles in parking aisles. This helps you not back out in front of someone when exiting a parking space. Front Pedestrian Braking is also available, which will automatically stop you when a pedestrian crosses in front of your vehicle. In addition to these and several other safety features, you can also choose convenient safety features such as the Following Distance Indicator, which keeps you within a reasonable distance from vehicles ahead of you. There is also a Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, which is pretty self-explanatory. Overall, the 2021 Buick Enclave is loaded with safety options that’ll safely get you from point A to point B.
Why Choose the Enclave Over Competitors?
The main reason you’ll want to choose the 2021 Buick Enclave over its competition is its cargo space. It offers the best-in-class cargo capacity when compared with others in its class, such as the Chevy Traverse and the Ford Explorer. In fact, the 2021 Enclave’s massive 97.6 cubic feet of cargo space is said to be one of the largest for any SUV period, not just within its own class.
However, that’s not the only reason to choose the Enclave over others. Another main reason lies in Buick’s luxurious approach to SUVs. Heated leather seating, High Definition Surround Vision, and the Enclave’s smooth ride will leave you with a luxurious experience that won’t break your bank. When you need an SUV that is comfy, convenient, and capable, look no further than the 2021 Buick Enclave.