The 2022 Buick Enclave marks the fifth model year of the second-generation Enclave. The large, three-row crossover received a refresh for the 2022 model year. Here’s everything that’s new and different for the 2022 Enclave.
2022 Buick Enclave Model Line
2022 Buick Enclave Exterior
On the outside, the 2022 Enclave replaces three exterior colors with three new ones:
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Dark Slate Metallic
- Red Quartz Tintcoat
- Sage Metallic
- Emperor Blue Metallic
- Cherry Red Tintcoat
There’s also a slight change to the exterior mirrors for the Premium and Avenir trim levels. While these continue to be body-color and power-folding with integrated turn signals and driver-side auto-dimming feature, the memory recall function is now bundled as part of the Memory Package for the 2022 model year.
Additionally, three wheel choices are replaced by three new ones:
- 18-inch Painted aluminum wheels (RQK)
- 20-inch Aluminum wheels with premium Pearl Nickel finish (SME)
- 20-inch Polished aluminum wheels (SQ7)
- 18-inch Aluminum wheels (Q7B)
- 20-inch Aluminum wheels with Pearl Nickel finish (SUO)
- 20-inch Chrome wheels (SNT)
A few LPO-level wheel changes are also in store, including:
- Deletion of wheel locks, including 4 locks and 1 key (LPO)
- Addition of bright center caps with bright Buick Tri-Shield logo (LPO)
- Addition of bright center caps with colored Buick Tri-Shield logo (LPO)
- Addition of black rear license plate applique (LPO)
Finally, the range-topping Enclave Avenir gets two changes. First, the trim-specific headlamps are included and only available in conjunction with the Avenir Technology Package. Buick has confirmed to GM Authority that these trim-specific headlights do not perform any different functions than the standard LED headlights. Instead, they just have a different appearance to better integrate with the Avenir’s fascia design. Finally, the Enclave Avenir gets a set of front intermittent Rainsense wipers as standard.
2022 Buick Enclave Interior
On the inside, the 2022 Buick Enclave sees the audio system with the eight-inch diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation replacing the former Buick Infotainment System with Navigation and eight-inch screen. The new system is optional on the Essence trim level and standard on the Premium and Avenir trims. Additionally, Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto are now standard across all trim levels.
A Head-Up Display is added for the 2022 model year. It’s standard on Premium and Avenir, and is not available on the base Essence trim. Additionally, Rear Pedestrian Alert is added to the lineup. It’s optional on the Essence trim as part of the optional Technology Package, while being standard on Premium and Avenir.
In addition, the 2022 Enclave gets a new pollutant and fine dust air filter as standard across all trim levels. This comes one model year after Buick unexpectedly deleted the air ionizer feature for the 2021 model year. There’s also the deletion of the leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood accent, which was standard on Avenir for the 2021 model year. This wheel is replaced with a leather-wrapped steering wheel without wood trim.
Finally, the 2022 Enclave gets a new foldable cargo organizer as an LPO-level (dealer-installed) item.
2022 Buick Enclave Mechanical
There were no mechanical changes to the 2022 Buick Enclave.
The utility vehicle continues to be powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY engine rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The atmospheric six mates to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels by default or all four wheels via an optional all-wheel-drive system.
2022 Buick Enclave Packages
The 2022 Buick Enclave sees the addition of the Experience Buick Package, which indirectly replaces the Sun and Sites Package from the 2021 model year, as an option on the Essence and Premium trim levels. The package includes:
- Power-sliding moonroof
- 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
The crossover also sees the addition of the Technology Package, which was optional on Essence. The package included:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear Camera Mirror
- HD Surround Vision
- Rear Pedestrian Alert
Finally, the 2022 Enclave sees the addition of the Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package as a replacement for the Safety Package on Essence. In that way, the Drive Confidence Plus Package adds becomes standard on all trim levels and includes the following safety features:
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Following Distance Indicator
- Forward Collision Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Headlamp control, IntelliBeam auto high beam
- Front and Rear Park Assist, replacing Rear Park Assist on Essence
- Automatic Emergency Braking
2022 Buick Enclave Availability
Looking ahead, we expect that the current, second-generation Buick Enclave to remain in production for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 model years, before being overhauled thereafter.
Interest-free financing and a special lease are also available. New vehicle prices remain elevated from 2021.
Interest-free financing and a special lease are also available.
New vehicle prices remain elevated from 2021.