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2012 Buick Enclave - Review

 

2012
logo OVERALL RATING 7
out of 10
The Buick Enclave may not have changed much since its introduction back in 2008 but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a close look at if you’re in the market for a big, comfy crossover with third-row seating and a touch of luxury.

The vehicle is based on GM’s Lambda platform, which is used in vehicles like the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and former Saturn Outlook, and is capable of carrying up to eight people. The Buick is the most luxurious of the lot, though it’s also the most expensive with a starting price of $36,600.

For that money you get a 3.6-liter V-6 with 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque on tap, sending drive to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine’s nature is a bit revvy, requiring you to really dial up the revs before you get some momentum. If you’re a performance fan with a family then Ford’s 365-horsepower Flex or Lincoln MKT may be more to your liking.

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