2008 Buick Enclave: Why No Comparison Love?
July 08, 2008
For those of you who read the Full-Size Crossover Comparison, you no doubt wondered why we didn't include a GM Lambda. Well, a Saturn Outlook was slated to be in the test, but a week prior to testing, GM phoned and said it was in an accident. No other Outlook, Acadia or Enclave could be furnished in time that equaled the other assembled crossovers in terms of feature content and all-wheel-drive configuration. That criteria also left our long-term Buick Enclave out of the equation, not to mention it has more than 20,000 miles on it.
Although we couldn't give the Enclave a fair shake in a full, official comparison with the usual litany of scoring sheets and calculations, the Edmunds.com editors decided to take it and the long-term Hyundai Veracruz on a comparison drive with the official test's three crossovers. We then ranked what vehicles we would personally buy and which we thought would best suit the average consumer.
As a side-bar of sorts to the Inside Line test, check out the Edmunds.com Strategies Blog throughout the week at noon (3 p.m. EST) as we countdown the comparison test contenders.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor