2010 Buick Enclave CXL1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
This is the best of the best, travelling form Edmonton Alberta to Las Vegas then down to Disneyland and San Diego for the 5th time now and the ride is quiet and the handling is great 75,000 km in less than 3 years and no issues what so ever and the XBOX 360 running during all the trips never had any effect on the battery at all.
soud proofing, and the ride on the highway and with the curise set gas milage was over 22, we spent 510 return for 4400 KM
2010 Buick Enclave CXL2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Things you should consider: Snow gets trapped in the front springs causing the vehicle to shake horribly until removed, the latch to the spare tire may not release with snow/mud, front cup holders are to close to the front accessory plug ins to be able to use your accessories and use the cup holders at the same time, the ignition cylinder is designed so poor that you cannot have other keys on your key chain with out causing the cylinder to break causing the vehicle to lock up, the passenger seat comes ONLY in a 4 way so long distance trips are uncomfortable for the passenger, cannot access 3rd seat with children's car seat in the 2nd row, Roadside Service is NOT all that you may think it is
The ride is smooth on non snowy roads. It has pep
and the steering is good except on snowy icy roads when it gets trapped in the front springs causing it to shake horribly. The all wheel drive is a plus. Has a lot of bells and whistles but DOES NOT have a 6 way passenger seat!
Redesign the ignition cylinder, the area where the front springs are so that snow does not get trapped and cause it to shake, the front dash/cup holder area, easier access to the 3rd row seating when a
child seat is used and redesign the release of the spare tire so that it also releases in snowy icy conditions! With all the bells and whistle WHY would you not have a 6 way seat for the passenger seat!!
Although I have only owned the Buick for one year, it has been a year of trouble free operation. Two oil changes and 13,000 miles later (first at 3,000, second at 13,000), and that is all the service has been - less than $100.
The oil sensor is a nice touch, you only get oil changes when the car tells you it is time too based on driving conditions. It is very comfortable and the whole family likes its features as mentioned below. The teething problems the people in 2008 seems to have benefited the later model years with additional features such as GPS with traffic navigation, more horsepower with the same gas mileage, and overall just a better car with imrproved transmission performance.
The family likes the audio/video capabilities that come with the car such as the Panasonic video system, bluetooth and OnStar phone calls with built-in directory listing, and GPS navigation with XM traffic.
All of these features have proved their worth over the past year.
For example, had a three hour drive to a wedding soon after purchasing the car.
Relatives left our home 30 minutes before we did.
GPS/XM traffic warned us of impending 20 mph traffic and detoured us off the highway onto a state route where we by passed the construction and beat those relatives by 15 minutes!
We saved 45 minutes driving on that trip.
We have learned to trust the navigation system.
A very good car.
Although better fuel economy would be nice, it is pretty good for a car this size and a hybrid on this platfrom (I think it is callled Lambada by GM) is not really possible as engineers have told me that there is not enough room to do one in the current design.
Since the car weighs 5000 lbs, not really reliatistic to get better transmission performance better with all that weight and a big V6 moving it around, although that would be nice.
Overall a very good car.
Auto trans has a hard shift from 1st to 2nd and or 2nd to 3rd. This occurs most of the time. I expected the shift to be smooth all the time, especially in a vehicle the cost of an Enclave. This problem is anoying to me. Otherwise I like the car. Dealer CSR said its nornal for that vehicle. I thought the shifting would improve over time with more milage,but its still the same. After 70 years plus of making auto trans you would think GM could get it right. Would not buy another Enclave due to this problem.