2025 Buick Enclave Gets Shiny With New Powertrain, New Styling and Super Cruise

2025 Buick Enclave Gets Shiny With New Powertrain, New Styling and Super Cruise


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From the compact Encore GX and Envista to the Envision and now the three-row Enclave, 2022’s Wildcat EV concept has contributed its design cues to Buick’s comprehensively updated lineup. Following the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, this family hauler carries a familiar set of power and technological changes, but here you get a more luxurious version that sits just below Cadillac’s XT6 (which itself should be updated) in the GM lineup.

The biggest changes to the 2025 Buick Enclave are its engine and transmission. Gone is the 3.6-liter V6 powerplant, and this new model features a 2.5-liter turbocharged mill producing 328 horsepower and 326 lb-ft of torque. Instead of a 9-speed automatic transmission, this engine now gets 8-speed unit that GM says is the best match in terms of performance and efficiency. Front-wheel drive is still the default for the Enclave, though all-wheel drive is available across the board.

On the styling front, Buick’s latest midsize option uses family styling like the Encore GX/Envista and Envision, from the narrow daytime running lights to the larger, sportier-looking grille and updated tri-shield badge. The Preferred model starts the range as the base version, with the Sport Touring (ST) and luxury Avenir trims topping out. Each step changes the look slightly including the wheels and grille, while the Avenir gets dynamic fluids. All Enclaves tow up to 5,000 pounds with a trailer package, regardless of trim.

A large screen and a Super Cruise head change the interior.

The core of the major updates inside the 2025 Buick Enclave is a 30-inch curved screen. One unit includes a digital gauge cluster and infotainment system, which features built-in Google apps as well as Amazon Alexa support. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard. Another key feature — and a first for Buick — is the inclusion of GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. Buick says that Super Cruise is available everywhere all of them The Enclave trims down, and even though it skipped the updated Envision, you can get it here if you’re willing to spend the extra cash (or want a big SUV in the first place).

The 2025 Buick Enclave Preferred and ST also get a shelf of welcome features, including a 12-speaker Bose stereo system and a wireless charging pad. The Avenir kicks it up another gear with heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and a sunroof. Other desirable features such as power-folding mirrors and a head-up display are available on lower trims, while they are also standard on the Enclave Avenir.

Pricing information is not yet available for the new Buick Enclave, unfortunately. However, considering the high level of interior materials, all the technology and clean styling, it will probably be a little bit more expensive than the current model. Base 2024 Enclaves start at $45,295, so expect to see the new model in the upper $40,000s. On the other hand, the Avenir will add $60,000 when it hits showrooms.

The 2025 Buick Enclave will arrive at dealerships later this summer.