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2011 Buick Enclave
2011 Buick Enclave
Available Price Range $11,117-$22,193 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Buick Enclave

Our Take

The Buick Enclave crowns GM's newest batch of crossover SUVs, a group that also includes the GMC Acadia. Like its sibling, the Enclave offers three rows of seats standard, with seating for up to eight passengers. While the Acadia competes with garden-variety Hondas and Toyotas, Buick says th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Low cushions for second and third rows
  • Cargo floor not continuous
  • Aging navigation graphics
  • Large turning circle

Notable Features

  • 288-hp V-6
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Available AWD
  • Related to Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2010 about the 2010 Buick Enclave. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. A lot of car shoppers link minivans with a terminal case of parental frumpiness, but when it comes to outright utility those vehicles have lon... Read full review for the 2011 Buick Enclave

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 35 reviews

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by busy mom from Indiana on August 7, 2010

This is by far the best vehicle I have owned. The ride is smooth and quiet. We drove it on vacation and had loads of room. Seating comparable to mini van without looking like one on outside. Fuel econ... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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