In 2007, Buick decided to shelve both of its in-production SUVs - the Rendezvous and Rainier - in favor of a new model, based off of the GM Lambda platform. This vehicle, called the Enclave, has been the mainstay Buick SUV for the past three years. The term enclave refers to an enclosed territory that is separate and distinct from the territories surrounding it. Buick's intention appears to have been to present the American market with an SUV similar in function to all of those surrounding it, but distinct in style and form in keeping with Buick standards. The Enclave shares its basic platform with the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Saturn Outlook, but is by far the most luxurious of the four. It can be expensive to insure, and finding reasonable Enclave car insurance quotes can sometimes be difficult.
Even in the relatively short span of its existence, the Enclave has garnered both positive reviews and accolades. When it was released in 2008, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada named it the "Best New Sports Utility Vehicle/Crossover Utility Vehicle." It has also been listed as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and in 2009 was rated as the best SUV or crossover vehicle with 3 rows of seating by Mother Proof, a website which rates cars with the needs of women and mothers in mind. In the first year of its production run, Buick was unable to keep up with demand for the vehicle, making it a huge market success.
A standard Enclave comes with seating for six passengers, but this can be upgraded to seven with the optional replacement of the second-row captain's chairs with a row of seats instead. It now comes with a 3.6 liter V6 engine that delivers 286 hp and yields 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. It is also the largest unibody SUV produced in the world, and is 1 inch longer than any of the other models that share its basic platform. With both front and four-wheel drive options, a curb weight of just under 5,000 lbs and the distinctive styling touches that make it a Buick, the Enclave is an easy vehicle to get into, and a hard one to leave.
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