2008 BUICK ENCLAVE
This is a daily driver for my wife. It handles very well... acceleration is a little sluggish for the first second or two after hitting the gas but moves week after that. We previously had a mini van (an 06 Chrysler town&country) and the reduced cargo space is taking some getting used to. Overall the ride, performance and features of the Enclave are better than our previous van.
2008 BUICK ENCLAVE
Well maintained SUV with reasonable mileage. I was able to purchase it ,at less than half the price of a new model. That means money in my pocket,and not in GM's.
2012 BUICK ENCLAVE
We bought this car because of the ease of ingress and egress to/from the front seats and the great comfort of the seats. In addition, the car has many easy to use features, many of which we are still discovering. So it is a great value for the price.
by RUDOLPH BECKER
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE
I love the look, the size and amenities in this car.
I use it to go to work and for travel around town and road trips.
I has every amenity except sun roof which I didn't want anyway.
It needs new brakes but we knew that going into the purchase.
I just love it!
2012 BUICK ENCLAVE
Very Satisfied. Personal/Business use. Report from CARFAX VERY USEFUL.
by C L PASCHALL
Buick Enclave Information
Launched in 2008, the Buick Enclave is a popular full-size premium crossover SUV. Similar to siblings in the General Motors lineup like the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, the Buick Enclave is a more upscale version of its platform mates, with some slight body changes that mark it as a Buick. The Enclave replaced both the Rendezvous and the Rainier in Buick's SUV lineup.
The Buick Enclave seats up to eight, though most on the market have a second row of captain's chairs, putting seating at seven. There are both front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions of the Enclave with the all-wheel drive version being the more popular one. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the crossover, though some changes have been made to that engine during the Enclave's production run. Notably, the addition of Direct Injection and variable valve timing boosted output and raised fuel economy.
From 2009 forward, all-wheel drive Enclave models are rated by the EPA at 22 mpg highway. Front-wheel drive models get 24 mpg. More changes to the Enclave's engine for 2012 did not affect fuel economy, but boosted power further. Newer Enclave models offer 288 horsepower from the standard V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission has been standard since the first 2008 model entered showrooms.
The automotive press has been lavish with the Buick Enclave, praising its cargo space, interior roominess and extremely quiet interior when on the road. This and the Enclave's overall package have made it one of the best-selling luxury crossovers on the market. The 2013 Buick Enclave received a facelift that updated its exterior look to include a new chrome "waterfall" grille that's unique to Buick. Better interior refinement and an industry-first center air bag also debuted for the 2013 model year.
The current Buick Enclave comes with an impressive list of standard equipment, including a power liftgate, automatic headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, OnStar, USB ports and Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system.
Option packages can bring in upgrades like a Bose audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The Enclave offers impressive cargo space for the class, with a maximum of 115.2 cubic feet of room with the second and third rows folded. Cargo space with all seats in uses measures at about 23 cubic feet.
The Buick Enclave has seen sales rising since its introduction and has received good marks from both crash testing bodies in the United States.