What Makes The Buick Enclave Avenir Special?
A lot of buzz has been brewing over Buick’s new Avenir sub-brand this year. It is meant to help shoppers know which vehicles are the most luxurious, just like how GMC’s Denali line highlights the most capable vehicles. The vehicles bearing the Avenir badge also all have unique style markers to point out that they’re the best of the best, but what exactly makes these vehicles worth the extra money?
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In the case of the Buick Enclave Avenir, it turns out a lot of features justify the premium tag, including advanced safety features, luxury materials, and connectivity options. Only the Avenir trim has exclusive three-dimensional mesh grille, pearl nickel 20-inch aluminum wheels, and badging. The Buick-first Rear Camera Mirror is also a standard feature on the Enclave Avenir, as is a unique Acrylite lighting technology system.
Beyond the luxury look and feel, the Buick Enclave Avenir has a fair amount of muscle, as it can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. It’s V6 engine generates 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. Buick reports that this is enough to tow your average 21-foot boat, which is enough for a fun weekend at the lake.
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“The Enclave has been a successful formula for the Buick brand, with sales results that have defied traditional product cycles, and 90 percent of customers purchasing in the top two trim levels,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “It’s a beacon for the modern, attainable luxury Buick stands for and is a natural place to launch Avenir.”
The Buick Enclave Avenir is a lot of SUV in one luxury package. It’s up to you (and your budget) to determine if this new luxury line is worth the extra dollars from your bank account.