2010 Buick Enclave CXL – 2 FWD (834)


This week we’re looking at the 2010 Buick Enclave CXL – 2 FWD SUV. I gotta tell you I don’t think luxury brands costing a lot more money look any better than this Buick inside and out. When you test drive in this class, be sure you include this Enclave, because you’ll never ever get through the entire list below.

If you ever had a doubt this was the most popular and PROFITable model for every manufacturer just take a look at the number of options you have in the SUV market. An interesting aside is that Buick is the most popular car in China. Do you think we can balance our debt with the sale of Buicks there? Countries owning US Treasuries at this writing is China, Japan and our Federal Reserve are number two and three. OK, so selling Buicks to China won’t quite do it. Hide your wallet because I think there are at least a few who want to pick you pocket.

Handling & Performance:

A combination of equal portions of power and smooth acceleration are blended into a real driving pleasure. I’d put this Enclave up against anything on the SUV offerings and that includes those with outrageous price tags.


Simply a lovely looking automobile inside and out. The best bang for the buck far and away. 1.3 billion Chinese can’t be wrong.

Fit and Finish:



Clearly a top contender.

Conveniences and comfort:

It doesn’t get any better.

Consumer Recommendation:

Drive the top priced badges and when you get down to the Buick – I believe you will stop and buy it.

Recognized Competition:

Buick Enclave $36-44,000, Acura MDX $43-54,000, Acura Q7 $47-61,000, BWW X5 $48-86,000, Cadillac Esclade $62-87,000, Cadillac SRX $18-19,000, Chevrolet Suburban $41-56,000, Chevrolet Tahoe $38-54,000, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid $51-54,000, Chevrolet Traverse $29-40,000, Dodge Journey $21-30,000, Ford Edge $27-38,000, Ford Expedition $36-52,000, Ford Explorer $29-39,000, Ford Flex $29-42,000, GMC Acadia $32-45,000, Honda Pilot $28-40,000, Hyundai Vericruz $28-36,000, Infiniti FX $43-59,000, Infiniti QX56 $57-60,000, Jeep Comander $32-43,000, Kia Borrego $26-40,000, Land Rover LR4 $47,250, Lexus GX 460 $52-57,000, Lexus LX 570 $77,755, Lexus RX 350 $38-39,000, Lexus RX 450h $43-45,000, Lincoln MKT $44-49,000, Lincoln MKX $39-41,000, Lincoln Navigator $57-62,000, Mazda CX-9 $29-34,000, Mercedes-Benz GL- Class $61-84,000, Mercedes-Benz GLK $15-25,000, Mercedes-Benz M Class $46-93,000, Mercedes-Benz R Class $50-52,000, Nissan Armada $38-52,000, Nissan Murano $28-39,000, Saturn Outlook $31-36,000, Subaru Tribeca $30-36,000, Toyota Highlander $26-35,000, Toyota Highlander Hybrid $35-41,000, Toyota Toyota Sequoia $40-60,000, Volkswagen Touareg $41-44,000, Volvo XC90 $38-48,000.

Good News:

Beautiful, well priced out of all the field in its class.

Bad News:

Write me if you want to know.

Standard Equipment:

3.6 liter 288 horsepower SIDI V6 engine, 6-speed FWD auto transmission, power steering with variable assist, spare tire & wheel, ABS, Stability control, traction control, airbags, front, side and side curtain, LATCH system, Tire pressure monitoring, Remote Keyless entry, Theft deterrent, power lift-gate, fog lights, power windows, roof rails, 19” chrome clad wheels, rear parking assist, heater power folding mirrors with turn signals, leather seats with heated and cooled front seats, 7-passenger seating with 2nd row captain’s chairs & 3rd row split bench seat, smart slide 2nd row feature, power seat adjust on driver – 8-way and passenger 4-way, power lumbar front seats, tri zone climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and wood accents, stereo CD player, Bluetooth, XM Satellite radio, USB port, Remote start system, rearview camera, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, bose speaker sound system and 110V power outlet.

Gas Stats:

$2.99/ Gal avg. October 12, 2010


for more information.

17 City and 24 Highway MPG


MSRP $41,995.

Your comments are welcomed. My e-mail is joe@atthewheel.com
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