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2023 Buick Enclave: Where Upscale, Affordable, and Family-Friendly Meet

When you start a family, you make a lot of sacrifices, especially the more premium things in life. Oftentimes parents sacrifice their dreams for a nice-looking and luxurious car to get a more suitable and practical family SUV. But what if you didn’t have to sacrifice your dream of luxury for comfort and cost? Year after year, Buick is on a mission to change the stigma that luxury has to mean expensive, and the 2023 Buick Enclave is no exception.

What makes the Buick Enclave different is it has a reputation of being family-friendly, upscale, and comfortable without breaking the bank. In the 2023 Buick Enclave, we see no shortage of quality features that make life easier and more enjoyable for every passenger. So, let’s dive into the family-friendly and safety-oriented features of the 2023 Buick Enclave. Then, for the ultra-luxury lovers, we’re going to look at an Enclave trim designed just for you.

Family-Friendly Features

If you’re looking for a family SUV, the first priority is what family features it offers. We all know the 2023 Enclave is filled with luxury features, but even better, these features will be something parents and kids can all appreciate. Another bonus is most of the best features come standard in the 2023 Buick Enclave. For a family on a budget, this should be music to your ears!

The first feature that families will get the most out of is the spacious interior. This isn’t a midsize SUV that packs in three tight rows! In fact, the 2023 Buick Enclave beats out a lot of its competitors in legroom and headroom. The third row is also spacious and provides either extra cargo room when the seats are folded down or extra passenger space when the seats are in use. Accessing the third row is easy, too, with the standard smart slide seats in the second row.

In addition to the smart slide seats, the second row is also standard with captain’s chairs. This gives the kids in the back seats more room and their own personal space. The second-row seats also have access to their own climate control, thanks to the standard tri-zone automatic climate control.

Overall, riding in the 2023 Buick Enclave is quiet. We can’t promise your passengers will keep the ride quiet and peaceful, but as far as outdoor noise, the Buick’s QuietTuning system features active noise cancellation for a more comfortable ride.

Every family has some type of cargo they’re bringing along. Whether it’s an hour-long trip to the mall or a 7-day beach vacation, there’s always gear included. The 2023 Buick Enclave features a maximum cargo capacity of 97.4 cu.ft. However, that’s with both rear rows folded down, so that may not be practical. With all three rows in use, there’s 23.6 cu.ft. of storage, and with just the third row folded down, there’s 57.7 cu.ft. of storage space available.

The white interior of a 2023 Buick Enclave is shown.

Upscale Features

Premium features can be family-friendly too, but we felt like these next features deserved their own category. These upscale features are a mixture of standard and available ones you would have to pay a little extra for, but all are valuable for your drive. For mainstream car brands, these upscale features may only be found in the top-of-the-line trims, and in luxury SUVs, you most certainly pay a premium for these features.

To start off, the 2023 Buick Enclave includes standard leather seats for the first and second rows. The first row also gets standard heated seats. Drivers will feel extra luxurious with the standard heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. On the back side, the 2023 Enclave has a standard hands-free power liftgate. That is a mountain of standard features for the Enclave, and they are all things you wouldn’t normally find standard!

Moving on to technology, the 2023 Buick Enclave has plenty. There’s a standard 8-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Parents everywhere love a clutter-free and easy connection to their device in the car! Speaking of smartphones, the 2023 Enclave features standard wireless charging. We’re all about dealing with fewer wires while on the road.

With all of these standard premium features, you might wonder what is there left to upgrade? Well, there are more luxurious features available to certain trims of the 2023 Buick Enclave that truly elevate your ride. You can opt for ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated second-row seats, and a Bose premium sound system. That will surely make your office commute or carpool drop-off more enjoyable!

There are some other choices you can make that will add a bit of razzle-dazzle to your vehicle’s appearance. For example, there’s the Sport Touring Package available on the Enclave’s Essence trim that features 20-inch gloss black wheels, a sport front grille and body color door handles. For the drivers who truly value the luxury design features, the 2023 Buick Enclave delivers.

Safety Features

Probably one of the most important aspects of any vehicle, not just ones that are considered family-friendly, is a good suite of safety features. Robust safety suites have boomed in popularity in recent years, and car brands are all competing to see who has the best standard package. Buick has an impressive safety suite known as Enhanced Buick Driver Confidence, and it’s standard on every model of 2023 Buick Enclave.

Enhanced Buick Driver Confidence includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • IntelliBeam Auto High Beams

This is an expansive list of safety features to offer standard. Enclave drivers will appreciate the extra layer of defense this standard suite provides.

Now even with such a large amount of standard features, the 2023 Buick Enclave offers more advanced features as upgrades. You have the option for Adaptive Cruise Control, a Rear Camera Mirror, and HD Surround Vision. Finally, drivers also have the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. While this isn’t specifically a safety feature, it’s one that gives drivers extra peace when the road conditions are less than ideal.

A silver 2023 Buick Enclave is shown from the side parked in front of a house.

2023 Buick Enclave Avenir

The 2023 Buick Enclave has a great lineup of trims, but there’s one that demands its own section. It’s the Buick Enclave Avenir, and it’s the pinnacle of luxury. So, what makes the 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir so special?

Specifically, the Avenir is about as close to a high-end luxury SUV as you can get without making the leap to far more expensive luxury brands. The luxury features include design, convenience, technology, and safety. You have an exclusive Avenir front grille, 20-inch aluminum wheels, a panoramic moonroof, and LED headlights. For technology, there’s a Head-Up Display and Adaptive Cruise Control, in addition to the other Enclave features.

The 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir is in a class of its own and offers an outright luxury family SUV experience. For the family who wants an SUV that’s high class but still kid-proof, the 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir might be your top choice. Plus, it only starts at just over $57,000, making it still surprisingly affordable for a vehicle that comes with so many tech and comfort features.

It All Comes Together

When you look at the 2023 Buick Enclave as a whole, you’ll find it truly is the complete package. The luxury, family-friendly features, and affordability all blend to make an SUV that will make you happy to drive it and last you for many years. The 2023 model of the Enclave brings the new Sport Touring Edition and further improves on favorite features. If you want to take your family vehicle to the next level without paying a luxury car premium price, then the 2023 Buick Enclave should be at the top of your list.