Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave is a full-size crossover SUV launched in May 2007 as a 2008 model of the Buick division of General Motors. Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and Saturn Outlook all share the new Lambda platform from GM. Enclave was unveiled in 2006 at the North American International Auto Show, officially as a concept car, making it the first Lambda vehicle to display. Enclave is Buick Centieme partially based on the concept unveiled at Detroit Auto 2003. Buick Enclave replaced two SUVs, the minivan-based appointments and the truck-based Rainier, and Terraza minivan.

The Enclave has seating for seven passengers, with seats optional second row bench instead of two captain chairs, which increases the standard seating for eight. It comes standard with front-drive wheels with optional four-wheel drive. The Enclave shares its powertrain with Lambda brothers and sisters. For its first year of production, the enclave is powered by a 275 hp (205 kW) 3.6 L High Feature V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. For the 2009 model, 3.6-liter V6 direct injection spark ignition VVT with 286 hp (213 kW) and 255 ft • lbf (346 Nm).Standard torque (also available as standard on the other Lambdas, 2009). The last direct injection engine provides a broader torque curve, bringing the fuel economy of 17 mpg-US (14 L/100 km, 20 mpg-imp) / 24 MPG-USA (9.8 L / 100 km, 29 mpg-imp) for FWD models and 16 mpg-US (15 L/100 km 19 mpg imp) / 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km, 26 mpg-imp) on models AWD, according to new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Lambda vehicles are built at GM Delta Township assembly new near Lansing, Michigan, and the production of the Enclave began April 11, 2007, with the first vehicles with some dealers at the end of the month. Enclave began with a starting price of $ 32.790.

Enclave is the largest unibody vehicle is sold worldwide, about 1 inch (25 mm), more than its Lambda siblings. Is often praised for its next space large load, while maintaining a relatively dynamic unibody construction compared to traditional body-on-frame. It also appreciated for being one of the quietest vehicles for sale in the United States, as well as quality of interior design. The first production Enclave has often been criticized for its 6-speed gearbox, which was (hesitant to climb".In 2009, however, transmission is considered more competent pair of much more. For its entire production, is considered too heavy, weighing nearly 5,000 pounds (2300 kg) with all-wheel drive.Enclave is very strong initial sales, and demand far outstrips the ability to force GM to add third shift Delta Township plant.

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