2011 Buick Enclave CXL1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
We've had it a week.
My wife loves it.
It feels big and a little clumsy to me, and I'm used to driving a van.
Limited visibility will also take some getting used to.
Very comfortable seats.
Gas mileage so far is disappointing, less than rated.
My opinion on this and most cars now is the electronics are way over done.
Too many "features" that aren't necessary.
Huge gripe is the lack of hanging hooks inside rear doors, instead they are half way back by the 3rd seat or cargo area.
Totally inconvenient for hanging dry cleaning,
and the bar I use on vacation to hang clothing.
We travel a
lot and this silly oversight may have been a decider to go with a Lexus.
Hanging hooks inside rear doors!
More glass area for better visibilty.
More intuitive electronics, or better yet, less electronic gadgetry.
13.3 13.6 in town is awful,
I traded 08 Avalanche LTZ for this.
The Avalanche got 14 to 15 in town, so far Buick says it's in spec's I Have been a G.M. owner far over 40yrs won't even try to put a number of car's and truck,s so far I feel like G.M. s really let me down.
other then that it's a very nice, great confort really nice interior, I should have bought the Cad.
Seat's interior,Drive Ride
Use less GAS in town, it's not that great on the road.
2011 Buick Enclave CXL1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
We wanted to move from our minivan to something more compatible with our long NW winters. After many weeks of in depth research we finally decided on a GMC Acadia. The dealership also featured Buicks. After test driving both my wife and I came to the conclusion that the Buick outshown the Acadia in fit and finish and overall quietness and ride.
I found the car responsive and while it will never be the first one away from the starting line, it does have the requisite power on demand
to pass safely.
The ride is exceptional as is the quietness. Both of these were prime concerns for my wife.
The interior is well laid out and materials above average.
I would highly recommend this car
Sound system (basic) is exceptional.
Move the rear door closing button to a lower position.
Took delivery of my new 2011 Enclave. I looked at many SUV type vehicles and kept coming back to the Buick it has real seats for adults in the 2nd row, they also slide forward and back for more rear or leg room. Cargo space in the back is very adequate as well. Leather, fit and finish is as good as any. Ride and quietness of the cabin interior is far better than most. The V6 pulls like a V8 with power to spare. The looks are curvey,sporty and apealing. To save some grief while at the dealer have them activate for you On Star, and have them install the Navigation Disc. In case there is a problem. Fuel Mileage is as posted not bad not great. Around 20 MPG
So far I am pleased with the Enclave
The entire layout in front of the driver. The view is easy on the eyes and very apealing. The touch screen for the radio and Navigation system is quite nice as well. traffic reports linked with en route navi is a nice touch as well. The power liftgate comes in handy when you have your
arms full of groceries you can just push the fob and open the tailgate. Power ,ride and quietness are most appealing espicially on a trip. The XM radio and its features are nice. Same station many music choices,well worth the cost. The 115 volt plug should great with a laptop have not tried that yet. Easy entrance and exit of the vehicle. Running boards should not required.
The seat belt is anchored to the floor so if you raise the seat up you have to extend more of the seat belt to engage making for a little snugger fit than confortable. Just make the seat belt around 6 inches longer. Perfect.
2011 Buick Enclave CXL2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Purchased a fully loaded Enclave.
Towing, chrome, 20" wheels, DVD rear....and those directional head lights, that's just so damn neat.
I've never owned a luxury SUV and well, it's a pleasure to drive.
I don't care about mileage as I feel it can't be avoided in something this big.
It could be better I suppose, but I expected 20mpg average and that's what I get.
Their paint and chrome, especially in the tri-coat diamond enclave is beautiful.
The front end, especially with the blue ring in the headlights and waterfall grill compliment each other well.
It's what sold my wife on this vehicle.
...and remote start standard?
What about that iphone App? Remote start, locks and horns/lights as well as give you diagnostic information in a single app--what a great compliment to the entire purchase!
OnStar, makes u feel safe...no more than a button away for assistance.
Those guys will talk to you about anything :) Bluetooth works flawlessly too!
Phone calls/verbal commands work solidly.
Air Conditioning seats, heated seats and steering wheel---did I need them?
Nope, glad I got em' though :)
It's just a full featured ride with so many options at a price around 50K....pretty good deal IMO.
The passenger seat could use a tilt in addition to the 6 way options already included.
Never had anyone complain, I just happen to sit and was playing with the controls and noticed the lack of tilt.
Some people may have issues with this.