Looking at Buick Enclave'S History
When Buick introduced the Enclave, this midsize SUV served as a replacement for three different vehicles: the truck-based Rainier sport utility vehicle, the Terraza minivan, and the Rendezvous crossover. The Enclave has always had seating for seven or eight passengers and it combined everyone's favorite characteristics of the models it replaced. It was much longer than the Rainier but with a car-like ride and better fuel economy. The 2008 Enclave began this model's history with the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter V6, familiar features. The original engine was slightly less powerful than the current one with just 275 horsepower but it went up to its current 288 horses in 2009.
Even in its first model year, the Buick Enclave exemplified luxury, giving an incredible list of features as standard. All 2008 models had xenon headlights, tri-zone climate control, and a power liftgate. Bluetooth connectivity became standard the following year. Updates have mostly been minor for the Buick Enclave with the exception of the 2013 version. That year, Buick gave the Enclave a new grille, LED daytime running lights, and a retuned suspension. The dashboard was also redesigned to include IntelliLink and a rear camera system. Unsurprisingly, the 2013 Enclave was reasonably similar to the current model year, with more minor revisions in the time between.