GM first started production of the Buick Enclave crossover in 2008. With the first-generation model becoming an overnight success and the brand’s flagship model, the second-generation Enclave arrived for the 2018 model year. And now, Buick is introducing a number of updates for the latest 2020 model year, including small styling changes for the range-topping Enclave Avenir that Buick says give the crossover a “sleeker appearance” and a more “harmonious look.” Let’s take a closer look at the updates in question.
Unlike the 2019 Enclave, the 2020 Buick Enclave finishes the lower-most panels at the front, sides, and rear in body color. By comparison, the 2018-2019 Buick Enclave Avenir’s lower plastic cladding is finished in unpainted gray cladding.
At the front, the change adds visual width to the vehicle.
In the flanks, we once again find the painted panels below the doors, visually connecting the front and rear of the crossover, while continuing the style lines established up front and drawing the eye rearwards towards the flared rear fender line.
At the rear, the newly-painted lower insert matches the front end and sides.
Overall, finishing the lower trim pieces of the Buick Enclave in body-color is a relatively small change, but it does manage to give the model a premium look befitting of the range-topping Avenir trim.
In addition to the updated body pieces, the 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir also offers up the new Garnet Metallic exterior paint color. Exclusive to the Avenir trim level, the new hue is displayed in the photos above. Other exterior colors like Champagne Gold Metallic and Dark Moon Blue Metallic round out the changes to the 2020 model year palette, and are available for the rest of the 2020 Enclave trim level lineup.
The 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir starts at $53,800.