New for 2008, the Buick Enclave has some mighty big shoes to fill as it replaces three models in the auto maker’s line-up this year (the Rendezvous, the Rainier and the Terraza). The Enclave is offered in CX and CXL trim levels, with your choice of AWD or FWD. All models are equipped with a 275 horsepower 3.6-liter gas-powered V6. The Enclave is a four door seven passenger SUV featuring front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes, auto on/off headlights, traction control, parking assist, dual-zone climate control, heated lumbar seats and AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio.Read more Read less
The Enclave is an all-new model for Buick in 2008, and it replaces both the midsize Rainier and the Rendezvous SUVs. It shares its architecture with other big GM crossover SUVs like the GMC Acadia and Saturn Vue. It is powered by GM's superb 3.6L all-aluminum V6, which puts out 275 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Enclave comes in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and two trim levels are available--the CX, which starts at $32,990, and the CXL, which starts at $35,190.
Large luxury crossover SUV with room for eight or plenty of cargo; smooth ride; ample power from V6; a new benchmark for Buick.
The all-new 2008 Buick Enclave joins a fast-growing segment of luxury crossover SUVs populated by vehicles from Acura, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. In either CX or CXL trim, the Enclave costs less than any of them. The Enclave's interior appointments uphold Buick's luxury heritage, and space abounds, with three rows of luxury seating for adults and easy access to the rear row. As much as 116 cubic feet of cargo capacity are on hand, which is far more than most of its peers. Thanks to Buick's exclusive Quiet Tuning, the Enclave rides quieter than nearly all of its competition as well.