Perhaps it a good sign for the economy. Perhaps it’s a bad sign for cost-conscious family car buyers, but in either case, Buick has jacked up the price of its new Buick Enclave large crossover by $2,000.
The 2013 will be $39,270, including an $825 destination charge. A higher price, yes, but it includes more standard equipment.
For the new model year, the Enclave gets a refreshed exterior with LED-accented head- and taillights, an upgraded interior and GM’s new multimedia system, IntelliLink. More standard features also join its equipment list, like a new center air bag for front-row passengers, a backup camera and a rear parking-assist system.
Two other equipment groups will be available for 2013.
-Leather Group, which increases the price to $43,285: adds leather-appointed upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power passenger seat, memory seat settings and Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross Traffic Alert.
-Premium Group, which boosts the price to $46,450: Adds 19-inch chrome-clad wheels, articulating headlamps, a Bose premium audio system, cooled front seats, power-folding side mirrors and a power tilting/telescoping steering column.
Stand-alone options include all-wheel drive ($2,000), navigation ($795-$1,540 depending on model) and a trailering package ($525). The 2013 Buick Enclave goes on sale this fall.