2011 Buick Enclave Review, Feature and Images – The Buick Enclave is a luxury crossover sport utility vehicle that seats seven or eight, offers big cargo space, and gets good fuel economy and performance from a modern V6 engine. As a large midsize crossover, it offers the space of a truck-based SUV yet it is built using car-like unibody construction. The 2011 Buick Enclave’s upscale interior, smooth ride and stylish looks make it an affordable alternative to some luxury SUVs. Its middling performance means the Enclave isn’t the most fun to drive, but good safety scores make the Enclave an excellent family SUV.
Reviewers loved the 2011 Buick Enclave for its upscale interior, long list of standard features and roomy third row. Like its corporate siblings, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and 2011 GMC Acadia, the Buick Enclave has one of the largest cargo capacities in its class. Plus, testers noted that the 2011 Buick Enclave’s interior was particularly quiet and well-made. Combined with its good safety scores, these attributes make the Enclave one of the best three-row SUVs in its class.
The 2011 Buick Enclave has either front- or all-wheel drive. Standard features include tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a power liftgate, which were all optional on many competing midsize SUVs. Depending on the packages the used Enclave you’re considering is equipped with, you can also get a rearview camera, Bose sound system and leather upholstery, among other options.
Safety features that come standard include dual front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain side airbags with rollover deployment, OnStar emergency communications (with turn-by-turn navigation), tire-pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control and rollover mitigation. All-wheel drive enhances safety in slippery conditions.
The Enclave features plenty of standard features — including seating for up to eight, a tilt and telescopic steering column, OnStar and tri-zone automatic climate control. Optional features include a navigation system with built-in rearview camera and a rear-seat entertainment system.