2022 Buick Enclave Interiors

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2022 Buick Enclave SUV Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: March 2, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Buick Enclave has been flown under the radar of most of the buyers for years and that is major because it never has been a worthy competitor when compared to its arch-rivals. And despite being a stylish and very well feature-packed SUV, it is still understated by a lot of masses. 

2022 Buick Enclave Dashboard

To change all this in the year 2022, Buick has redesigned the way Enclave looks. The brand has tried to make it look a lot more premium and appealing in an effort to dent the rivals’ sales charts. 2022 Buick Enclave rivals the likes of the 2022 Cadillac XT6, 2022 Acura MDX and 2022 Infiniti QX60.

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2022 Buick Enclave Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

While the exterior of the Enclave has been slightly redesigned for 2022 MY, there haven’t been many updates made to the interior. So one can expect quite a roomy cabin just like the previous year model with a slightly changed center console and rest everything is pretty much straightforward. The 2022 Enclave's cabin is as roomy inside as you'd expect from a vehicle this size, and Buick has integrated many comfort and convenience features. But material quality and attention to detail are what hold the Enclave back. The quality of materials used could have been better as the wood trim looks more like fake plastic than real wood, also with a vehicle of this price bracket, one would expect a power sunshade for the panoramic sunroof but it is also not the case here. Other than some glaring omissions, this is a pretty well laid out cabin and does feel premium too. 

2022 Buick Enclave Rear Seats

Talking about the seats, the 2022 Enclave has some of the most comfortable seats in the business. The front row comes equipped with 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat along with heating function. You can also upgrade that to massaging and ventilated front seats. They also have very good side bolstering to keep you in place comfortably on long drives. Just like the front row seats, middle row seats are also quite accommodating and come on rails to slide forward in order to open up more space at the back. The third row is practically what these huge crossovers are popular for and are essentially the reason why people buy them. In the Enclave, the third row is easily among the roomiest of the bunch. The only thing is that you do sit a bit with your knees pointing to the sky.

Models

2022 Buick Enclave

2022 Cadillac XT6

2022 Acura MDX

2022 Infiniti QX60

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

157.3

149.9

139.1

140.6

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

42.6/62.23/41.2

39.8/58.3/41.2

38.5/61.9/41.6

40.8/60.6/42.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.87/61.64/38.3

39.1/57.4/39.1

38.1/60.3/38.5

37.5/59.7/37.7

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.62/57.3/33.5

37.2/53.5/29.5

36.2/55.2/29.1

35.7/55.6/28

Talking about the numbers, the 2022 Enclave has the most spacious cabin. If we talk about overall passenger volume inside the car, it has the most spacious seats in all three rows which makes the Enclave a winner hands down. Following the Enclave is the Cadillac XT6 which is nearly just as practical as the Enclave. The Infiniti QX60 has the most spacious front row but the third row feels more cramped.

2022 Buick Enclave Infotainment

The 2022 Enclave uses an 8-inch touchscreen display which comes with Intellilink software from Buick. Now there is not really a lot to talk about this system here as it gets the job done fairly well. The only issue is that it is a bit smaller for a car of this size and money. 

2022 Buick Enclave Infotainment System

We have seen bigger and better systems in competitor cars which are a lot better and intuitive to use as well. This system comes with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for 2022 MY. Moreover, you also get SiriusXM with a 360L trial subscription, Siri Eyes Free, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation system, wireless device charging and a 10-speaker Bose premium sound system. You can also opt for a rear seat infotainment system.

Key Infotainment Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 10-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Wireless charging
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM with 360L trial subscription
  • QuietTuning
  • OnStar and Buick Connected Services 

2022 Buick Enclave Cargo Capacity

The 2022 Enclave is a pretty huge vehicle and that means there is enough room in the cargo trunk for all you need. With all the seats up, there is 23.6 cu-ft. of storage available which is more than sufficient for your occasional shopping center runs.

2022 Buick Enclave Cargo space

Then if you want more storage then all the seats can be folded down to offer a flat loading bay which opens up 97.4 cu-ft. of trunk volume which is more than enough for two full-grown adults to camp inside the car.

Models

2022 Buick Enclave

2022 Cadillac XT6

2022 Acura MDX

2022 Infiniti QX60

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

23.6

12.6

18.1

14

Maximum Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

97.4

78.7

95

75.4

The 2022 Enclave is the largest car here which means it has the biggest trunk in comparison to all other cars here. The Enclave is followed by the Acura MDX which has just as big a trunk as the Enclave. XT6 and QX60 are slightly smaller in comparison to the Enclave and thus they have smaller cargo trunks.

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

Inside the cabin of Enclave, you’ll find all the usual storage spaces. The door bins are large and can carry a water bottle each. Then there is a wireless charging pad on the central console. The space under the front armrest is also pretty deep and has USB ports inside. Front seats also have some pockets at the back to keep documents over there. There are cubby holes at the rear most row as well at both the sides for the passengers and a 12V socket as well.

2022 Buick Enclave Creature Comforts

Being the flagship SUV from Buick’s stable, there are a plethora of features that are present in the car to pamper you in almost every way possible. It comes with Buick QuietTuning with Active Noise Cancellation that helps reduce, block, and absorb unwanted noise by utilizing many measures including triple door seals, acoustic laminated glass, and a noise-reducing five-link rear suspension. 

There is mood lighting, a panoramic sunroof to open some more space, leather-wrapped seats with heating and ventilation for the front row seats, heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, massaging front seats, heated second-row seats, and a power-folding third row as well. Moreover, the top-spec Avenir gets wood trimmed steering wheel, quilted leather upholstery, and new wood inlays.

Verdict

Well, the 2022 Enclave is the most expensive and premium SUV that Buick can offer; so one can well imagine how luxurious and premium the interiors will be. If asked, the Enclave is nearly on par with the Europeans and Japanese if not better on most of the fronts other than some quality issues. There is ample space inside the cabin and also there are a lot of practical storage spaces available to keep all your stuff. In short, the 2022 Buick Enclave comes with a very well-appointed cabin which is very ideal for long-distance touring.

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