2023 Buick Enclave Power-Folding Third-Row Seat Under Constraint2
The 2023 Buick Enclave is the sixth model year for the latest second-gen crossover nameplate, following the refreshed 2022 model-year with a selection of updates and changes. Critically, GM Authority has learned that certain units of the 2023 Buick Enclave will be built without the power-folding 60/40 split third-row bench seat.
According to GM Authority sources, some units of the Buick Enclave Premium trim level will be built without the power-folding 60/40 split third-row bench seat feature (RPO code AS8). Instead, affected units will be equipped with the manual-folding 60/40 split third-row bench seat. Affected vehicles will be identified as such by the window sticker, and will include a credit.
Normally, the power-folding 60/40 split third-row bench seat feature is included as standard for Premium and Avenir trim levels, and is not available for Essence trim levels. This latest feature constraint does not affect 2023 Buick Enclave Avenir trim levels.
This new constraint is only the latest in limited feature availability for the 2023 Buick Enclave. The crossover is still facing constraints for the ventilated seat blower motor, as well as constraints for the front and rear park assist feature. Both constraints were previously in place for the 2022 model year as well.
Beyond the constraints, updates for the 2023 model year include revisions to the exterior paint options list, with the 2023 Buick Enclave dropping Quicksilver Metallic in lieu of the new Moonstone Gray Metallic paint color. Production for the 2023 Buick Enclave began June 11th, 2022 at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
Under the hood, the 2023 Buick Enclave features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine as the lone powerplant option. Output is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, all of which is routed through the GM 9-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin, the Enclave rides on the GM C1 platform.
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Ordered an Enclave premium back in January, still waiting!
Do we have a tentative date for the chip for the front and rear parking assist? I have the 2022 Enclave Avenir and I absolutely love it, but I so miss the parking assist.