Buick has officially confirmed that the 2013 version of the Enclave obtained a significant increase in price. The said price increase was probably triggered by a number of improvements that was implemented on the vehicle.
Based on the information provided by the car maker, the base version of the 2013 Buick Enclave will be sold at a starting price of $39,270 including the destination charge of $825. The current starting price of the base model reflects a $1,945 increase compared to the 2012 base model’s starting price of $37,325 including the applicable shipping fees.
The Premium Group model of the 2013 Buick Enclave on the other hand will be offered for sale at a price of $47,275 including the shipping charge of $825. With this price, the Premium Group model still remains as the most expensive version which is included in this year’s lineup.
Compared to the previous year’s version which is priced at $44,590 including the shipping charges, the latest starting price of the upcoming Premium Group model of the Buick Enclave reflects an increase of about $2685.
Given these prices, the 2013 Buick Enclave is quite expensive compared to the front-wheel drive version of the 2013 Ford Explorer Limited and the 2013 Acura MDX. The price of the 2013 Ford Explorer Limited FWD starts at $38,680 including shipping while the 2013 Acura MDX is priced at $44,175.
The Leather Group model of the 2013 Buick Enclave which is considered as the lineup’s midrange version will also be sold at a price of $43,285. This is equipped with a number of standard features such as the heated seats in front, leather-trimmed upholstery, memory seat settings, and an 8-way power seat for the passenger. This model will also be offered with a blind zone alert on the side and cross traffic alert.
The base model of the 2013 Buick Enclave will be powered by the same 3.6-liter V-6 engine which is equipped with the variable valve timing technology that was also used on the outgoing model. This is capable of producing a maximum power output of 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and can be had as a front-wheel wheel drive or an all-wheel drive variant.
Since the 2013 Buick Enclave is still powered by the same engine that its predecessor has used, the front-wheel drive versions are expected to obtain the fuel economy ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The all-wheel drive versions are expected to return 16 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.