When it comes to marquee brands in the world, let alone the United States, it is impossible to find teeming with quality and experience like General Motor’s Buick. This is the firm that established General Motors in 1908. Since it is one of the oldest car manufacturers in North America, we can rightly assume that General Motors has perfected its craft over the many years it has been in business. They do stand at the apogee of every aspect that is considered integral to the modern-day car. From the design to the mechanics, everything that constitutes the modern-day car as it has in one way or another been directly influenced by the designers at Buick.
It comes as no surprise then that everyone would prefer the Buick for the top-tier standards it has set for itself and standards that consumers expect to be met whenever a new model is released. Looking at most nascent of models from Buick, you understand from the get-go what these standards are and why the brand is at the zenith of delivering the said standards. The 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir epitomizes what Buick stands for, what is expected of it, and how the brand delivers on the said expectations.
Yes, perusing through the specs of the car will give you a good idea of how it looks and operates, but you need a more intricate understanding of this glorious automobile to fully appreciate its beauty and functionality. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir.
1. Dimensions and specs
The new Buick is 204.3 inches in length and 69.6 inches in height. It has a seating capacity of up to seven individuals, catered for by the three seating rows present. With the second and third-row folded, you have a maximum cargo capacity of 97.6 cubic feet. With the second row up but the third row folded, you can carry goods of 58 cubic feet capacity.
Buick has an understated design language. The bespoke touches implemented on these particular models give it a chicness without inducing any arrogance or over-the-top classiness. A clear example of this is the Avenir’s grille, which is a clear introduction to the splendid driving experience that awaits you. Every intricate detail, from the texture to the black ice finish, work in tandem to provide you with the sleekness you expect from a Buick. Overall, the Buick design looks and feels premium; that is, if premium had a look and texture. The contouring and the color patterns that are offered work synchronically to increase the already existing clean, classy look.
3. The engine
The good thing about the Buick is that it has a brain that matches its beauty. A 3.6L V6 SIDI engine that has become synonymous with General Motors has been tasked with supplying the car with the power it requires. And boy, does the engine do its job. It pumps out 310 horsepower and 266 pounds per foot of torque. Such metrics are quite sufficient to get the big body ute up and moving pretty quickly. In addition to the numbers it’s putting up, this engine sounds pretty good when you are driving.
4. Transmission system
The car’s 9-speed transmission system ascertains that the power produced by the engine is put to good use. The vehicle can tow up to 5000 pounds. The transmission system vacillates at the beginning of the drive to ascertain the amount of power you would like at different stages of the journey. Still, once you attain a reasonable speed, you will enjoy the full benefits of the system.
5. The drive
With the nascent suspension system fitted into the car, the drive is very comfortable and relaxing. There isn’t an excessive amount of body roll or lean when you are navigating around corners. The throttle calibration ensures that you can fully utilize all the power you have at your disposal. At no point in time will you find yourself wanting more power. Buick’s QuietTuning technology and the active noise cancelation means that you will enjoy quiet drives.
6. The interior
Another feature that the Avenir uses to set itself apart from the competition is the design of the interior. Everything you touch, and I mean everything, is covered with soft and luxurious premium-feeling leather, not the cheap, odious kind. The sweep of the dash and the overall look of the dash was decent with the previous models, but the new model takes the design to a higher echelon.
7. The feel of wood
With any Buick, sophistication can be identified in every single detail. In the Enclave Avenir, this sophistication is accentuated with the wood-tone applied on almost every. The doors, the canter stack, and even part of the dashboard have the wooden trim, meaning that refinement is radiated practically everywhere in the car.
8. The seats
The seats in the Buick Enclave Avenir have been fitted with a plethora of features to ensure that you get the most comfort when driving or when enjoying the drive. The seats themselves are very comfortable as is, but couple this with the fact that they come with massage function, you have no reason to complain about discomfort.
General Motor’s infotainment system continues to increase the upscale ambiance of the Avenir. The system is perhaps one of the best ones you will find in the market today. Its intuitiveness and functionality certainly help to further this cause. Its ease of use and its quick responsiveness help cover the fact that some may find its placement a little bit further from the driver’s seat than in other Service Utility Vehicles. You may also find that some of the buttons have been placed in inconvenient locations, but all this is just a minor hiccup to an otherwise fully functional system.
The general pricing of the Buick Enclave Avenir is higher than most of its competitors, but, considering the quality of service, functionality, and design you will get when you make this purchase, it all does add up. You might find yourself parting with upwards of 62,000 dollars.