The 2021 Buick Enclave arrives with a few minor changes and updates, marking the fourth model year of the second generation, and following a mid-cycle refresh for the preceding 2020 model year. Now, GM Authority has uncovered the recommended mix of 2021 Buick Enclave trims with regard to dealer orders, providing a framework for expected inventory and where sales are landing.
According to documents seen by GM Authority, General Motors is recommending that dealers order the following mix of 2021 Buick Enclave models:
|Trim Level||GM Recommended Mix||Starting MSRP|
- MSRP listed does not include tax, title, license, or dealer fees
Perhaps most notable is the 25 percent recommended for the top Avenir trim level, demonstrating strong demand for the most luxurious and high-priced trim in the 2021 Buick Enclave lineup. Meanwhile, the midrange Essence takes up the majority of the mix at 50 percent, while the Premium is recommended at 20 percent. The base Preferred trim is recommended at just 5 percent of the mix.
It’s also worth mentioning that General Motors has increased production of 2021 Buick Enclave models equipped with the Sport Touring package, an optional appearance upgrade first introduced for the 2020 model year. Previously, GM recommended that Enclave Sport Touring models make up about 10 to 15 percent of dealer orders for the 2020 model year. Now, however, the Sport Touring got a boost in the recommended trim mix, up to 20 percent for the 2021 model year.
As a reminder, the Sport Touring package includes a unique grille treatment, 20-inch wheels, and new badging on the liftgate.
The latest 2021 Buick Enclave is once again offered as a full-size, four-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with three rows of seating in the cabin for a maximum of seven passengers. Motivation is derived from the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gas engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and mates to the nine-speed M3W automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is offered.
The upcoming 2022 model year will introduce a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the Buick Enclave. Previously slated to arrive for the 2021 model year, the MCE was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.