2009 Buick Enclave Values

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2009 model year changes

The Enclave crossover SUV enters its second model year with several important changes that make it more appealing overall. A new V-6 is smoother, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient than the engine it replaces, and a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface is now standard. Two new tech features--XM NavTraffic, OnStar Directions and Connections--make more information available to the driver and enhance safety and convenience. Also, a 110-volt AC inverter is now part of the entertainment option packages, and heated and cooled front seats are now available as stand-alone options. In the Enclave's color palette, Platinum Metallic and Blue-Gold Crystal Metallic are replaced by Quicksilver Metallic and Silver Green Metallic.

Competitive comparison

Smooth, responsive powertrain; roomy interior; smooth ride; safety

Special features for 2009

One of the Enclave's strengths is that it's sized closer to mid-size SUVs, yet its interior makes great use of the space, to accommodate up to eight, with space that rivals full-size SUVs like the Suburban or Expedition. Factor in a nice, controlled ride and crisp, carlike handling, an extensive list of standard features, and top-notch safety and the Enclave is an often-overlooked alternative for families and deserves a look.
Among the 2009 Buick Enclave improvements are a more powerful engine with direct injection and hands-free Bluetooth with steering wheel controls. Offering a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the Enclave is motivated by a 3.6L V6 engine rated for 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive Enclave is estimated by the EPA to get 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 19 mpg in combined driving, while the all-wheel-drive trim reduces those numbers to 16/22/18. Properly equipped, the Enclave can tow up to 4,500 pounds. Buick Enclave safety features include stability control with anti-rollover logic, traction control, front-seat side airbags and three-row side curtain airbags. The Enclave's roomy interior can comfortably accommodate seven or eight occupants and includes standard tri-zone climate control as well as a Smart Slide second-row seat for easy access to the third row.