What’s Included in the 2022 Buick Enclave ‘Driver Confidence Plus Package’?

Consumers typically expect improvements and maybe even a new package or two when a new model year vehicle enters the segment. For anyone considering a Buick Enclave, be prepared to be impressed in a big way. Buick is debuting the 2022 Enclave, and it’s going to be a stunner. 

New for the Buick Enclave this coming model year is the Driver Confidence Plus Package, full of incredible extras you likely didn’t know you needed. Safety is clearly the automaker’s priority. In addition to some revolutionary styling enhancements, this new package is designed to harness a suite of must-have driver aids.

The 2022 Buick Enclave gracefully walks on stage

A silver 2022 Buick Enclave driving through a city surrounded by sky scrapers driving on a highway.
2022 Buick Enclave | General Motors

Buick redesigned the Buick Enclave for 2022 and introduced a new exterior style to the already graceful SUV. While there are no significant interior changes, except for the fresh steering wheel and slightly altered center stack, the Enclave continues to impress. MotorTrend points out that the engine is the same for 2022. This three-row plush crossover is powered with a 3.6-liter V6 and capable of 310-hp. Front-wheel drive comes standard with options for an all-wheel-drive variation just as it did for 2021.

Buick highlights its new design, including a stylish grille, high-mounted daytime-running lights, and lower-mounted headlights. Some say this gives the already popular SUV a more sophisticated look. Critics say it looks far less generic than model years past.

There are three trim levels: the Essence, the Premium, and the ultra-luxury Avenir. The Avenir trim brings additional exterior style treatments. The highest-level Avenir comes with a ten-speaker Bose sound system, ventilated seats, and a power-folding third row. But the safety enhancements may be the most impressive of all, across all trim levels and especially with the Driver Confidence Plus Package.

The ‘Driver Confidence Plus Package’ is the real deal in safety

Buick is proud to bring nine standard, active safety features as part of its Driver Confidence Plus Package. And Autoblog lays out the details for this package, including auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning.

Other driver aids, like rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warnings, rear parking assist, and IntelliBeam® auto high beams. The addition of this safety-focused package demonstrates Buick’s commitment to improving the overall standard safety of its vehicles.

When can you get your Buick Enclave, and how much will it cost?

According to Buick, this new 2022 Enclave will be available for purchase this fall at your local dealership. Other important metrics that will impress you include this seven-seater’s ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs and achieve 18/26 mpg city and highway estimates. The entry-level trim brings plenty of upscale extras and doesn’t feel like a base model, either.

The Essence trim offers the hands-free liftgate, a push-button start, leather, and heated front seats and will only cost about $40,300 to start. If you have to have all the bells and Buick whistles, you’ll be looking to spend around $48,895 for the higher Avenir trim. But you’ll have all of those critical driver assistance features as part of the Driver Confidence Plus Package that comes standard regardless of the trim you choose.

If you thought the Buick Enclave was a generically designed crossover and less of a luxury one, stay tuned for the 2022 model. It brings a whole new look to the Enclave and enhances the suite of driver assistance features in a big way with the Driver Confidence Plus Package.  

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