A large, yet midsized luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, the 2010 Buick Enclave enters into its third year with multiple equipment upgrades and a new engine with increased power. Being a crossover, the Enclave offers loads of truck-like spaciousness, but has been built with the unibody construction standards. This means that fuel economy is increased and ride quality is greatly enhanced. The Enclave platform is basically the same as those on the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and the Saturn Outlook, yet it is still as different from all of those as a salmon is to a goat.
The 2010 Enclave from Buick has been designed and manufactured to compete with more upscale challengers like the Lexus RX 350, the Mercedes-Benz R350 and the Acura MDX. Its styling standards, both interior and exterior, set it far apart from its lower-scale siblings. Inside of the ultra-modern cabin, you will find crisp illumination, genuine leather and beautiful wood trim. In addition, stylish graphics are included on all display instruments. Cubbyholes are everywhere for convenient storage and slightly more than 115 cubic feet of cargo volume abounds.
Ready, peppy power is provided by the new GM 24-valve 3.6L 288 horsepower 270 lb-ft direct injected V6 engine. Since last year, 13 extra horses and 19 extra lb-ft of torque have been created. It has been married to a CVT transmission. And still, even as an all-wheel-drive vehicle, EPA estimations for fuel efficiency rate at 17/24 MPG. Also, this 2010 Enclave is capable of towing up to 4500 pounds in practical, smooth style. In fact, this could be the finest Buick ever created.
Standard features for 2010 include Bluetooth connectivity, state-of-the-art navigation with real time traffic info, a 110 volt outlet as part of any of the available entertainment systems and a snazzy new rear viewing camera that places its images on your rearview mirror. In addition, the firm, comfortable seats can be ordered with the ability to heat and cool themselves. Second-row seating is available either as bench-style or overstuffed captain's chairs. Your selection between the two will determine if your Enclave will be able to seat seven or eight.
Pricing ranges from $35,165 up to $43,695 for the 2010 Buick Enclave. Trim levels include the CX and the CXL - both available in either a front wheel drive configuration or AWD. There are no plans at this time to offer a diesel, V8 or hybrid version.