After teasing us with a photo of its interior, the updated 2013 Buick Enclave has been revealed. Like its Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia kin, Buick‘s large crossover gets a few important updates for the 2013 model year that are bound to keep it relevant until an all-new model comes along.
The old Buick Enclave, which went on sale as far back as 2007, was arguably one of the best, if not the best, looking of the Lambda triplets, so GM‘s designers threaded lightly when updating its exterior. The most prominent changes on the refreshed model are its new front fascia, restyled headlamps with standard Xenon HID lamps and LED accent lighting, revised trademark waterfall grille, restyled hood and integrated exhaust outlet tips and new LED taillamps at the rear. Chrome highlights, as well as new 19-inch and 20-inch aluminum wheel designs, help round out the exterior updates.
Inside, the latest Enclave gets a revised center stack with standard IntelliLink LCD display and redesigned controls; new ice blue LED ambient lighting around the dashboard highlights; and soft touch materials, live stitching and chrome touches throughout the cabin. Of the four available interior color and wood trim combinations, a new Cocoa leather combination is all-new for 2013.
On the performance front, the Enclave will be offered with a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 producing 288 horsepower, an updated six-speed automatic transmission and a retuned suspension to improve ride comfort. Both two- and four-wheel drive layouts will be available.