A premium crossover utility vehicle, the 2010 Buick Enclave offers seating for up to eight passengers and up to 115.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Enclave is available with FWD or AWD, both of which utilize a six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.6L V6 direct injection engine provides 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. New items for 2010 include optional 20 in. chrome wheels, a USB port in the center console, and OnStar 8.2 as a standard safety and convenience feature.Read more Read less
Buick's Enclave crossover SUV carries into 2010 with minimal changes. Notable among them is an additional trim package, CXL2, which adds an auxiliary power outlet, rear audio controls, a premium sound system, cooled front seats and power folding mirrors. The 6-speed automatic transmission has also been reprogrammed slightly.
Smooth, responsive powertrain; roomy interior; smooth ride; safety
One of the Enclave's strengths is that it's sized closer to a mid-size SUV, yet its interior makes excellent use of the space so that it can accommodate up to eight passengers -- space that rivals some full-size SUVs. Factor in a nice, controlled ride and crisp, car-like handling, an extensive list of standard features, and top-notch safety, and the Enclave is an alternative family-mover that deserves a look.