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Buick Proves the Enclave is Sexy

Buick wants you to know that the 2012 Enclave is smart and sexy and has enlisted the aid of Marissa Miller to help get the point across. The redesigned crossover seems more distracting than anything when Miller’s in the picture, but we’ll assume that’s in a good way. And since we don’t expect she comes with the car, buyers should be able to focus on the smart and sexy part.  The Sports Illustrated staple and lingerie model might just be the first person ever to wear a swimsuit in a Buick ad. We could say more about it, but that would delay you from watching Ms. Miller and the Enclave in action.  Click here to see the video.


The 2012 Buick Enclave combines the smooth ride and responsive handling of a car, with the cargo capability and high seating position of a sport utility vehicle.

The Enclave is available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) and features a contemporary design that incorporates trademark styling cues associated with Buicks of the past. The interior features two front bucket seats and can accommodate either seven or eight passengers depending on the seating configuration selected. A direct injection 3.6-liter V6 engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Enclave offers a luxurious interior with an extensive list of features and amenities, including standard Bluetooth handsfree connectivity and tri-zone automatic climate control. Available equipment includes a remote engine starter, a ten speaker Bose sound system, a rear DVD entertainment system, and vehicle navigation with a rear backup camera.

The 2012 Buick Enclave ranks 1 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of  60 published reviews and test drives of the Buick Enclave, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The 2012 Buick Enclave is a comfortable, luxurious and capable family hauler. Just don’t expect particularly nimble handling or brisk acceleration.

Reviewers say the 2012 Buick Enclave packs a surprising number of standard features and offers a quiet, refined interior that’s rare for an affordable midsize SUV. They even compare its upscale interior and composed ride with the Lexus RX 350. That’s high praise for a vehicle that isn’t considered a luxury SUV.

Though reviewers are impressed with the Enclave’s interior accommodations, they aren’t excited about what’s under the hood. They say this SUV’s engine is up to the task of hauling up to eight people and their stuff, and has smooth handling and a comfortable ride. But shoppers looking for some fun driving dynamics in their family vehicle should look elsewhere because the Enclave is tuned more for relaxation than excitement.

Most automotive journalists conclude that the 2012 Buick Enclave is a top choice in a hotly competitive segment. In fact, the Enclave offers such a good combination of comfort, interior features and value that we named it the 2012 Best Three Row Midsize SUV for Families. Overall, if you want to chauffer your family and a few occasional third-row passengers in comfort and style, reviewers say the 2012 Buick Enclave should be at the top of your shopping list.


May 19, 2012 - Posted by | Buick, Coulter Tempe | , , , , , , , , ,

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