|Premium midsize SUV; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $9,400 – $39,800*|
2008 Buick Enclave Front
2008 Buick Enclave Rear
2008 Buick Enclave Interior
2008 Buick Enclave Profile
Buick’s Enclave builds upon the strengths of its more mainstream Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia cousins by offering tangible upgrades in luxury and style. Car-like driving dynamics and ample passenger/cargo versatility make it a must-see for shoppers considering a premium crossover SUV.
Launched for 2008, Buick’s Enclave was this General Motors division’s first eight-passenger sport-utility vehicle. In fact, the midsize Enclave was now Buick’s only truck, replacing the Rainier and Rendezvous SUVs as well as the Terraza minivan.
Sharing its basic design with the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, the Enclave crossover came in CX and CXL trim levels. The sole powertrain consisted of a 275-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive Enclaves were available. Seven-passenger seating was standard, with second-row bucket seats and a third-row bench. A second-row, three-person bench was optional, for eight-passenger capacity. General Motors’ Smart Slide second-row seats had flip-forward bottom cushions and sliding backrests. They were designed to allow easier access to the third row, and were standard.
Standard safety features included curtain side airbags that covered all seating rows, front side airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, and an antiskid system with rollover sensing. Bi-xenon headlamps also were standard. CX models included tri-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and 18-inch tires on alloy wheels. The Enclave CXL added leather upholstery, heated front seats, and 19-inch tires. A navigation system and DVD entertainment system were available. An Enclave could tow as much as 4500 pounds. Rivals included the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, and Volvo XC90, as well as the Chrysler Aspen and Cadillac SRX.
Engine output rose by 13 horsepower to 288, and several new features were available. Options included a navigation system with real-time traffic and weather updates. Also available were a wireless cell-phone link and heated/cooled front seats. A 110-volt power inverter was included in all entertainment packages. A rearview camera was available with the Driver Confidence package, even in Enclaves without the navigation system.
The 2010 Buick Enclave was largely unchanged.
The 2011 Buick Enclave is largely unchanged.
The only changes of note to the 2012 Buick Enclave regarded trim-level designations, as the former CX and CXL were replaced by Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium.
Enclave receives a substantial freshening for 2013. Buick updated the exterior styling, enhanced the interior, and added some new safety, convenience, and connectivity features.
Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning were newly available safety features on the 2014 Enclave.