2008 Buick Enclave Long Term Road Test


2008 Buick Enclave CX: Smooth Operator

March 10, 2008

This weekend I put a substantial number of miles, both freeway and city street, on our 2008 Buick Enclave, and I am so impressed with its ride. It's remarkably smooth, and a perfect exemplar of why crossover platforms make so much sense. It's huge, no doubt about it, but it rides well, it slides around corners, and it feels confident and composed at high speeds.

In the past, I have taken issue with some modern sedans, like the Camry, because they're so smooth anddisconnected from the roadthat you can go 100 and feel like you're going 40...

Due to its size, the Enclave never feels that way. It's remarkably soft and comfortable, but always transmits enough feel that it won't catch you off guard.

Different passengers this weekend all commented on how lush and well-appointed it looks inside, its ample front legroom, and its smoothness. One friend even lavished it with his highest praise: "Pimpin'." Whoever thought a Buick crossover with three rows of seats could be *pimpin'*?

Doug Lloyd, Senior Copy Editor @ 13,177 miles

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