2011 Buick Enclave - GM's Family Hauler That Steals Buyers from Competition
And 2010 perfectly reflects the way Enclave performs against competition, as this was the model's best year in history. Sales were up 28 percent, while December was the best retail month ever.
"Enclave has brought a new kind of customer to our showroom - young professionals with families who previously owned an Acura or Lexus," said Tim Fitzgerald, general manager, Bowser Buick GMC of Pleasant Hills, Pa. "They have very high expectations for styling, interior amenities and quality materials, and they’re finding out that the Enclave delivers in all of those respects and more."
Approximately 51 percent of the Buick Enclave buyers come from non-GM brands, approximately half of which are import brands, the company said in a statement, while also rolling out some testimonials to prove how satisfied families are with the new luxury crossovers.
"I’d never thought about shopping Buick before, because I’d never pictured myself in their older models," said Rick Suchocki of Surprise, Ariz., a 41-year-old grocery store manager. "But the Enclave is designed for my generation. It has great styling and ride quality. It’s very quiet, luxurious and roomier than the other crossovers we shopped. We couldn’t get our baby seat into the back seat of the Lexus RX350, but it fit perfectly in the Enclave. It’s lived up to our expectations, and then some."
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So far we have been impressed with it, with a few good surprises and a few head scratchers. A few negatives: the GPS system is horrendous; it's DVD based and very slow. My 2009 Kia has a far superior nav system (it's hard drive based). Also, the seat belt "clickers" in the second row hit your side if you are leaning over (which is common if you have a baby in one of the car seats). It sticks into your side.