Buick has released full information about the new 2013 Enclave crossover. The best-selling three-row luxury crossover comes with new styling, new safety technologies, in-vehicle connectivity and a more refined driving experience.

The exterior boasts LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps complement a more sculpted design

The interior is more contemporary, with ambient lighting and IntelliLink in-vehicle communications with touch-screen control and navigation. The industry's first front center air bag system and new dual-flow front struts highlight the safety and performance enhancements.

"The 2013 Enclave advances the award-winning design, craftsmanship and technology that reintroduced Buick to a new generation of customers," commented Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.

"We evolved the interior and exterior design, increased luxury amenities and materials, and engineered purposeful technologies that will make the Enclave continue to resonate with luxury crossover owners.", he added.

The 2013 Enclave will make its public debut at the New York Auto Show, where it will be on display April 6th to 15th. It will hit the market this fall.

The Enclave is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, and powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 and an updated six-speed automatic transmission that contribute to the more refined driving experience. Buick's QuietTuning engineering process reduces, blocks and absorbs unwanted noise from the Enclave's cabin, making it quieter than a Lexus RX350.

Check out the full specs below.

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2013 Buick Enclave exterior:

  • New front fascia with LED daytime running lamps
  • New headlamp design, with standard Xenon high-intensity discharge lamps (HID) and LED accent lighting. Articulating headlamps are available
  • New hood and black-chrome waterfall grille
  • New rear fascia design with integrated exhaust outlets
  • New LED taillamps
  • New 19-inch and 20-inch aluminum wheel designs
  • Monochromatic exterior appearance with chrome accents.

Buick IntelliLink. Highlights:

  • New ice blue LED ambient lighting¬†around the dash highlights Enclave's flowing lines, emphasizing the cabin's spaciousness
  • Eight-way power front driver and passenger seats with four-way adjustable head restraints emphasize seat comfort
  • Details including soft touch materials and live stitching throughout the cabin, as well as true chrome accents
  • Four interior color combinations are available with complementing wood tones, including a new Cocoa leather combination
  • A new "center stack" with standard IntelliLink LCD display, tri-zone climate system, capacitive touch controls and available navigation system.

Additional features:

  • High-resolution color display with touch-screen control
  • Bluetooth with hands-free (for phone calls) and A2DP audio-streaming protocol support
  • Address book download and hands-free calling
  • USB port
  • Auxiliary audio input port
  • Redundant steering wheel controls
  • Enhanced voice recognition powered by Nuance
  • AM/FM/Audio CD/MP3 CD/ HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and data services
  • Selected Smartphone apps can be controlled through the IntelliLink interface via the touch-screen, steering wheel controls or voice commands. The first apps to be supported are Pandora and Stitcher
  • Supports playback of MP3 files stored on flash memory drives.

2013 BUICK ENCLAVE SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Models: Buick Enclave FWD/AWD
Body style / driveline: crossover / front-engine; front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
Construction: body-frame integral
EPA vehicle class: sport-utility vehicle
Manufacturing location: Lansing Delta Township Assy. Plant, Lansing, Mich.
Key competitors: Acura MDX, Lexus RX350 and Volvo XC90, Audi Q7

Engines

Type: 3.6L V-6 VVT DI
Displacement (cu in / cc): 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum with cast-in bore liners
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct injection
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Horsepower (hp / kW) @ rpm: 288 / 215 @ 6300*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm) @ rpm: 270 / 366 @ 3400*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max. engine rpm (fuel cutoff): 6700
EPA fuel economy (city / hwy): 17 / 24 (FWD) 16 / 22 (AWD)

Transmission

Type: Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed FWD/AWD automatic transmission
Gear Ratio (:1)
First: 4.48
Second: 2.87
Third: 1.84
Fourth: 1.41
Fifth: 1.0
Sixth: 0.74
Reverse: 2.88
Final drive ratio: 3.16 (FWD) 2.73 (AWD)

Chassis/Suspension

Front: coil-over strut; direct acting stabilizer bar; full perimeter isolated cradle
Rear: linked H-arm independent suspension; coil springs with twin tube shock absorbers mounted on isolated sub-frame
Steering type: hydraulic rack-and-pinion; straight ratio and variable effort
Steering ratio: 16.1
Steer wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.89
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 40.4 / 12.3

Brakes

Type four-wheel disc
Rotor diameter (in / mm): front: 12.8 x 1.1 / 325 x 29, ventilated rear: 13 x 0.8 / 331 x 20, ventilated
Anti-lock braking system (ABS): Bosch 8.0 Chassis Controls: ABS / ETC / ESC w/rollover mitigation

Wheels/Tyres

Wheel size and type: 18 x 7.5-in; painted aluminum (std on 1SD) 19 x 8-in; machined aluminum (std on 1SL) 19 x 8-in.; chrome-clad aluminum (opt on 1SL, std on SN) 20 x 7.5-in; machined aluminum (opt on 1SN)
Tire size and type: P255/65R18 ALS blackwall P255/60R19 ALS blackwall P255/55R20 H-rated blackwall

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 118.9 / 3021
Overall length (in / mm): 201.9 / 5127
Overall width (in / mm): 79 / 2006
Overall height (in / mm): 71.7 / 1822
Track
Front (in / mm): 67.3 / 1709
Rear (in / mm): 67.1 / 1704
Curb weight (lb / kg): 4715 / 2143 (FWD) 4913 / 2233 (AWD)
Min. ground clearance (in / mm): 7.6 / 194

Interior

Seating capacity: 7 or 8
Headroom
First row (in /mm): 40.4 / 1026 (w/o sunroof); 38.6 / 979 (w/ sunroof)
Second row (in / mm): 39.4 / 1000 (w/o sunroof); 38.8 / 984 (w/ sunroof)
Third row (in / mm): 37.8 / 959
Legroom
First row (in / mm): 41.3 / 1050
Second row (in / mm): 36.8 / 934
Third row (in / mm): 33.2 / 843
Shoulder room
First row (in / mm): 61.6 / 1564
Second row (in / mm): 61.3 / 1558
Third row (in / mm): 57.4 / 1458
Hip room
First row (in / mm): 57.2 / 1452
Second row (in / mm): 57 / 1448
Third row (in / mm): 48.3 / 1227
Cargo volume (cu ft / L)
Behind first row with second seat folded and third-row seat and cargo management system removed: 115.2 / 3263
Behind second row with third-row seat and cargo management system removed: 68.9 / 1951
Behind third row with cargo management system removed: 23.3 / 660

Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L): 151.1 / 4277
Fuel tank (gal / L): 22 / 83.3
Engine oil (qt / L): 5.5 / 5.2
Transmission fluid (qt / L): 9.5 / 9.0 (Dexron VI only)
Cooling system (qt / L): 11.8 / 11.2
Max towing capacity (lb / kg): 4500 / 2045
GCWR (lb / kg): 9500 / 4309 (FWD) 9700 / 4400 (AWD)
GVWR (lb / kg): 2908 / 6411 (FWD) 2930 / 6459.5 (AWD)

Source: GM