2022 Buick Enclave
The 2022 Buick Enclave marks the fifth model year of the second-generation Enclave, for which it receives a refresh featuring revised exterior styling, new active safety features, and exclusive equipment for the range-topping Avenir trim level.
|Assembly location||Lansing Delta Township Plant, Michigan, USA|
|Engine||3.6L LFY V6|
|Drive wheels||Front-Wheel-Drive, All-Wheel-Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Mexico|
|Predecessor||2021 Buick Enclave|
|Successor||2023 Buick Enclave|
Changes, Updates, New Features
Noteworthy changes and updates to the 2022 Buick Enclave include the discontinuation of the Preferred trim level, making the Essence the new base trim. In addition, the 2022 Enclave receives a more modern and expressive design thanks to a new front fascia with sleeker headlights as well as a restyled rear end with new taillights that feature Y-shaped inner graphics, which lead to a prominent center styling line. The 2022 Enclave also sees several exterior color changes and new wheel designs.
Inside, the 2022 model year gets a new infotainment system, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus an air pollutant and fine dust air filter. An optional Head-Up Display has been added, while the steering wheel has lost wood trim decor. Also, a trio of packages has been added to the lineup.
See detailed 2022 Enclave changes, updates and new features here: 2022 Buick Enclave change log.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave continues to be offered as a full-size five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with three rows of seating.
Models & Trims
The 2022 Buick Enclave is offered as a retail or fleet model, with Essence now serving as the trim and Avenir as the range-topping trim.
2022 Enclave Retail & Fleet Models:
- Essence 1SL FWD (4NB56)
- Premium 1SN FWD (4NC56)
- Avenir 1SP FWD (4ND56)
- Essence 1SL AWD (4NH56)
- Premium 1SN AWD (4NJ56)
- Avenir 1SP AWD (4NK56)
2022 Enclave Retail & Fleet Trims:
- Essence (1SL)
- Premium (1SN)
- Avenir (1SP)
The 2022 Buick Enclave offers a total of eight exterior colors. The Enclave also offers three interior color options and two different seat trims.
- White Frost Tricoat
- Sage Metallic
- Emperor Blue Metallic
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Summit White
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Rich Garnet Metallic
- Cherry Red Tintcoat
- Dark Galvanized seats with Ebony interior accents
- Whisper Beige seats with Ebony interior accents
- Ebony seats with Ebony interior accents
The 2022 Buick Enclave offers a single engine choice:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Drivetrain||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|3.6-liter LFY V6||Gasoline||Atmospheric||9-speed automatic M3W||FWD or AWD||310 @ 6600||266 @ 2800||3.49|
Like all second-generation units of the Buick Enclave, the 2022 Enclave continues to ride on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform (or “Chi”) shared with the following vehicles:
- 2018 and newer Chevy Traverse (second generation)
Meanwhile, the regular-wheelbase version of the C1 platform is used to underpin the following vehicles:
- 2017 and newer Cadillac XT5 (first generation)
- 2018 and newer GMC Acadia (second generation)
- 2019 and newer Chevy Blazer (first generation)
- 2020 and newer Cadillac XT6 (first generation)
- Buick Enclave, China Domestic Market (first generation)
- Chevrolet Blazer, China Domestic Market (first generation)
The 2022 Buick Enclave began arriving at dealer lots at the end of the 2021 calendar year.
The starting MSRP for the 2022 Enclave saw an increase to $43,995, which includes:
- $500 due to the model year changeover, plus
- $2,000 due to Buick dropping the Preferred trim level, which was the base trim on the 2021 Enclave
The prices initially included a $1,195 destination freight charge, but that amount was increased to $1,395 in May 2022.
See 2022 Buick Enclave specs.
The upcoming 2023 Buick Enclave represent the sixth model year of the second-generation Enclave. We anticipate minor changes and updates for the 2023 as well as the 2024 model years before a complete overhaul (redesign and re-engineering) for the 2025 model year.
See running Buick Enclave sales numbers, figures and results.
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Earning a 19 percent segment share. Plus, low-interest financing with payments deferred until 2024.
Earning a 19 percent segment share.
Plus, low-interest financing with payments deferred until 2024.
- 2022 Buick Enclave Changes, Updates, New Features