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2021 Buick Enclave: Calm, smooth and steady

Buick's top-trim Enclave Avenir crossover provides a cushy ride along with a lot of room for passengers and more.

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In Avenir trim, the 2021 Buick Enclave gets a little more stylish on the outside and inside.

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On the exterior, the Avenir sets itself apart from other Enclaves with a special grille, 20-inch nickel finish wheels and badges.

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The exterior is dressed up with a contrasting chestnut-and-black color scheme and real-wood steering wheel accents.

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The 2021 Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine making 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

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With all-wheel-drive, the Enclave returns an EPA estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 

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For a smoother ride, the Enclave is available with an excellent adaptive suspension system. 

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To give the Enclave's cabin a light and airy cabin, a dual-pane moonroof comes standard on the Avenir.

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Unlike some of the three-row crossovers on the market, the Enclave's third-row seats offer acceptable space even for adult passengers for short trips.

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With the second- and third-row of seats folded, the Enclave offers a generous 97.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

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The 2021 Buick Enclave Avenir with all-wheel-drive begins at $57,495, including $1,195 for destination.

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