Graced with fluid lines, the 2009 Buick Enclave is a sumptuous, stylish and spacious crossover, ideal for people looking to drive a verifiable people mover without sacrificing creature comforts. This competitively priced automobile (largely unchanged from the debut 2008 model) is available with either a front-wheel or an all-wheel drive, sharing its basic design with the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. On the asphalt, the quiet and smooth-driving Enclave, boasting a 3.6-liter V6 engine, all-wheel independent suspension and electronic stability control system, operates more like a sedan than an SUV.
Don’t be fooled by its road manners, however, this Buick is definitely large. The vehicle’s cabin provides up to 116 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third row seats folded, and there is seating for up to eight people—our CX test vehicle came with the available second and third row split bench seat, replacing the standard second-row captain’s chairs. Our tester also came with a power liftgate, heated outside mirrors with turn signals, cloth seats, power-adjustable front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and wood accents, power steering with variable assist, and Bluetooth interface. If you're looking for even more amenities, the Enclave's options include a rearview camera system, ultrasonic rear parking assist, remote start, and heated and cooled front seats.
a review of the 2008 Buick Enclave AWD