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2010 Buick Enclave CXL – AWD

The 2010 Buick Enclave CXL-2 AWD is a must take a look at if you’re in the market for a luxury crossover vehicle.

Its refined design gives it high marks alongside its competitors which include the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350 Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7.

The Enclave is loaded with lots of standard equipment including a rearview camera system and power lift rear door. Its smooth ride in General Motors’ tradition is contagious . The Cxl-with options including a Bose Audio system w/touch screen navigation, rear seat entertainment system and a wide view power sunroof with second row skylight turns a routine family trip into a great trip.

Exterior:

Its overall design is very appealing. The Enclave has a strong yet exquisite presence which General Motors appropriately calls its “Heritage Forward Design.” Its sleek appearance is accentuated by the large Xenon HID headlamps which set off the frontal design. The rear is sculptured to give the Enclave a ready-to-hit-the-road look.

The standard 19” rims (optional 20”- inch dealer-installed chrome wheels available) provide additional stance and the CXL-2 seemed even more enticing with a white diamond tricot exterior finish [optional]). Overall, the Enclave is a good looking stylish entry for crossover luxury.

Interior:

The enclave cabin is luxuriously appointed and spacious. It features leather seating surfaces with cooled and heated seats for driver and passenger. The driver’s side comes with 8-way power seats with memory and the passenger’s side has 4-way power seats. It’s go a full array of standard features including a mahogany wood and leather steering wheel (cool), AM/FM/XM/CD radio with MP3 capability and 6-speaker sound, Bluetooth/mobile phone capability, USB port, rear seat audio controls, and 3-row seating for up to eight.

Performance:

The powertrain is a 3.6 liter-engine which offers additional power with equal of better fuel economy than previous models. It moves gracefully on southern California freeways and surface streets with a fluid 6-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control provide a smooth ride. The Stabilitrak, electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology enhances performance and safety. The power steering with variable assist helps to provide an effortless driving experience when moving thru the canyons or on the mountain roads on a weekend trip to Lake Arrowhead.

Safety & Security:

The Enclave’s safety ratings are admirable. The airbag system includes dual frontal airbags, head curtain sided airbags and front side impact airbags with a 5-star driver and passenger rating, five-star side crash and rear ser rating and four-0star government rollover rating.

The Enclave features a child safety latch system, tire monitoring system, remote keyless entry and a theft deterrent system. For additional safety and security there is a 1-year OnStar directions with auto crash response and a Turn-by-Turn Navigation Package.

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Category: Lifestyle


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