Additional interior refinements are limited to a standard USB port with premium radios and an improved OnStar system with enhanced emergency, vehicle diagnostics, and navigation capabilities. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics now monitors the operation of the standard StabiliTrak stability control system.
An old Buick styling tradition is the presence of vents/portholes above the front fenders. Each vent symbolizes one engine cylinder, and with three openings on both sides, the Enclave is known as a “Three-Holer.” The six-cylinder engine sitting behind the trademark front grille is an all-aluminum, direct-injected 3.6-liter LLT V-6 with variable valve timing. The LLT is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission and provides 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Matched with a curb weight close to 5000 pounds, fuel economy is rated a respectable, EPA-estimated 17 city/24 highway mpg with front-wheel drive and 16 city/22 highway mpg with all-wheel drive. Maximum towing capacity, when properly equipped, is 4500 pounds.
In its first model year, 29,286 Enclaves were sold, which was around 9000 units more than the outgoing Rainier and Rendezvous models combined. Buick wants the upcoming Regal to be a hit, but it will need the Enclave’s continued success to forge ahead.
|2010 Buick Enclave|
|Vehicle Layout||Front-engine, FWD, AWD, 5-door full-size crossover SUV|
|Engine||3.6L/288-hp/270 lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Curb Weight||4780 lb (FWD), 4985 lb (AWD) (mfr)|
|Length x Width x Height||201.5 x 79.0 x 72.5 in|
|EPA City/Hwy Fuel Econ||16-17/22-24 mpg|