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Aired: 6/21/2012

The 2012 Buick Enclave is Buick’s first luxury crossover. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, brings us a closer look.

Model – 2012 Buick Enclave
MPG – 17 city/ 24 hwy mpg.
Engine – 3.6L, V-6 288 hp.
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Price – $36,350 4cyl; $42,250 V-6
Test vehicle: $50,985
Crash Test Rating: 5 star
Warranty: 3 year / 36,000 miles
Built: Lansing, MI- 76% American parts

The 2012 Buick Enclave offers best-in-class fuel efficiency ratings, a quiet ride, more interior space and third row seating.

Standard features include:
•OnStar with turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation
•XM Satellite radio
•Side/Curtain airbags
•Stability and traction control
•Power lift gate
•19″ wheels

My test drive to New York City showcased the Enclave’s well-equipped, smooth ride, including a Bose premium 5.1 surround system with 10-speakers and DVD rear-entertainment with wireless headsets. All this luxury rode on 20″ chrome wheels to make the Enclave a stylish family ride.

The OnStar remote link mobile app was fantastic. You can lock/unlock the doors, start the car, send directions to your car from the phone, and search real-time traffic, gas prices, tire pressure and more.

Competes with:
•Acura MDX
•Lexus RX350
•Volvo XC90
•Audi Q5

•Outstanding fuel economy
•Power sunroof with 2nd row skylight
•Comfortable ride
•Classy design both inside and out
•OnStar mobile app and service

•Underpowered engine
•No heated steering wheel
•Pricier than competitors
•Seats need to be 8 or 10-ways adjustable

The 2012 Buick Enclave is an impressive luxury crossover. It’s loaded with the latest technology and guaranteed to provide a smooth ride, responsive handling, and lots of cargo capability.

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