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Enclave 2009
Buick Enclave
Buick
aka
Production 2008–present
Class Luxury SUV
Body Style 4-Door Wagon
Length 202.3 inches (5,138mm)
Width 79 inches (2,007mm)
Height 71 inches (1,803mm)
Wheelbase 119 inches (3,023mm)
Weight 3951 lbs (1792 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Automatic
Engine 3.6 liter (3564cc) V-6
Power 275 hp @ 6600 RPM
251 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
Similar Lincoln MKX
Acura MDX
Lexus RX
Designer

The Buick Enclave (and similar GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook) is a full-size crossover SUV to be launched for the 2008 model year by the Buick division of General Motors. The three vehicles will share the new GM Lambda platform. The Enclave was previewed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, officially as a concept car, making it the first Lambda vehicle to be displayed.

The Enclave will replace both of Buick's current SUVs, the minivan-based Rendezvous, the truck-based Rainier, as well as the Terraza minivan. It will feature seating for at least six, and up to eight with a third row with a foot well, generous interior space, and either front- or all-wheel drive.

Press reports indicate that the Lambda SUVs will feature available 3-row 8-passenger seating and V6 engines. A V8 engine will also reportedly be offered on the GMC and Buick versions but is unlikely in the Saturn. The Lambda vehicles will be built at GM's new Delta Township Assembly plant near Lansing, Michigan.


See Autopedia's comprehensive Buick_Enclave Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

The Buick Enclave is All-New for 2008.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

Gas MileageEdit

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Driveline

FWD

AWD

MPG

16/24

16/22

PricingEdit

Today's actual prices for the Buick Enclave can be found at [1]

Enclave Trims

CX

CXL

CX AWD

CXL AWD

MSRP

$32,055

$34,255

$34,055

$36,255

Invoice

$29,971

$32,028

$31,841

$33,898

ReliabilityEdit

  • RECALL ALERT: On August 29, 2008, GM issued a GM-wide recall affecting 857,735 vehicles built between 2006-2008 and equipped with heated windshield washer fluid option including the 2008 Buick Enclave. The system was liable to short out causing cessation of function, smoke, possible fire and malfunctioning of other electronic systems in the car. GM urges owners of affected vehicles to go to their nearest local dealer so the problem can be remedied.[2]

SafetyEdit

The NHTSA has conducted crash tests of the 2008 Enclave. Its full scores are available at [4]

Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

AWD

5

5

5

5

4

4

PhotosEdit


ColorsEdit

File:Blue Gold Crystal Buick.jpg

Exterior

  • Cocoa Metallic
  • White Opal
  • Platinum Metallic
  • Gold Mist Metallic
  • Ming Blue Metallic
  • Dark Crimson Metallic
  • Blue Gold Crystal Metallic
  • Black Metallic ($95.00)
  • Red Jewel Tint-Coat ($395.00)
  • White Diamond Tri-Coat ($745.00)

Interior

  • Ebony Cloth
  • Ebony Leather
  • Cashmere Cloth
  • Cashmere Leather

Main CompetitorsEdit


Resale ValuesEdit

CriticismsEdit

WorldwideEdit

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

  • Black Chrome Grille

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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