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2011 Buick Enclave

  • 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Sport Utility

    CXL Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      22
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      288/270
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,980
  • 2011 Buick Enclave CX Sport Utility

    CX Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      22
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      288/270
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $35,865
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2011 Buick Enclave Review

This Buick is a crossover with class

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Buick Enclave is an attractive crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a smooth, comfortable ride and luxury to boot. Powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Enclave is fitted with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive.

The Buick Enclave has ultra-smooth lines, gracious curves, and a sophisticated, luxurious cabin, as well as seven or eight passenger seating configurations, which makes it a very popular vehicle. It comes equipped with all of the latest safety equipment for SUVs, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation and a rollover sensing system. With an EPA-rating of 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway, the Enclave exhibits good fuel economy for its class.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Buick Enclave received very minor updates, including a new nine-spoke chrome-clad 19-inch aluminum wheel which replaced a seven-spoke design as an option on the CXL-1 and CXL-2. New paint colors are Cyber Gray Metallic, Dark Ming Blue and Gray Green Metallic.

Essentials

Engine: 3.6L V-6
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Models: CX Sport Utility, CXL Sport Utility

On the Outside

The 2011 Buick Enclave displays flowing, graceful lines, a welcome change after years of modern interpretations of classic early 1950s Buick grilles on concept and production cars.

From the Inside

The Buick Enclave uses rich tones and elegant materials, especially in the CXL, which has perforated leather.

Driving Performance

The ride on the Buick Enclave is smooth and handling is pretty good for such a large, plush crossover. The direct-injection V-6 engine provides 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque and has a towing capacity of 5300 pounds. Noise cancellation, acoustic-laminated windshield, laminated front door safety glass, and triple door seals on the Enclave make for a quiet, comfortable ride.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features for the Buick Enclave include StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, a rollover sensing system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, tire pressure monitoring and traction control. Enclave's six airbags include two side curtains for all three rows.

Gas Mileage

FWD: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
AWD: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Slick Styling
  • Luxurious interior
  • Plenty of space for passengers and cargo
  • smooth, quiet ride

Minuses

  • Weight strains engine
  • Parking it

Rating

This Buick is a crossover with class

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