• Apr 11, 2007
While we in the U.S. have known since January what Buick's Enclave was going to cost us, you Canadians have been left in the dark. The General has spoken, and the least expensive Enclave CX in Canada will cost $40,895 CDN. The CXL starts at $48,295 and all-wheel drive adds $3,000 to either. Canadian dollars, of course, though after currency conversion it seems Canadians will pay more then we in the U.S.

In other Enclave news, a Lansing, Michigan TV station reports that the first of Buick's new crossovers are rolling off the line today, with the first 6,000 already spoken for.

Included after the jump is General Motor of Canada's press release.

[Source: WLNS, General Motors Canada]

Pricing Announced For the All-New Buick Enclave Luxury Crossover SUV

Oshawa, Ontario (April 11, 2007) – General Motors of Canada announced today that pricing for the all-new 2008 Buick Enclave will begin at $40,895 for front-wheel drive CX models and $43,895 for all-wheel-drive CX models. The front-wheel-drive CXL begins at $48,295, while the all-wheel-drive version starts at $51,295.

Available this summer, the all-new 2008 Buick Enclave luxury crossover will come equipped with a comprehensive list of standard and optional equipment, a suite of owner services and a price unmatched in the segment.

A new, 275-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine with variable valve timing powers the Enclave. The sophisticated dual-overhead camshaft engine is mated to Buick's first six-speed automatic transmission, offering excellent fuel economy and great handling.

Enclave offers a spacious cabin with comfortable seating for up to eight adult passengers. A seven-passenger seating configuration is standard, featuring second-row Smart Slide captain's chairs and a third-row seat that can accommodate three adults. With Smart Slide, occupants have quick and effortless access to Enclave's third row. An eight passenger seating configuration is also available and Buick's standard QuietTuning ensures a library-quiet driving experience.

All Enclave models come equipped with six standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags, roof rail head curtain air bags for all three seating rows, and thorax side air bags for first-row seats. Other standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control.

"The new Enclave was designed to be a segment-leading luxury crossover and expresses the new face of Buick," said Jeff Monforton, GM of Canada's marketing manager for SUV's. "With its stylish design, relevant technologies, luxury features and quiet, and well-crafted interior, we believe Enclave is well positioned to attract new customers."

For added confidence and convenience, all Enclave models come standard with the industry's best coverage and a suite of owner services, including a four-year/80,000 km vehicle warranty, a five-year/160,000 km powertrain warranty, and OnStar with Turn-By-Turn voice-activated navigation and one-year Directions & Connections Plan.

Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs 19,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures a variety of vehicles, engines, transmissions and other components, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through 759 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Are you kidding? the RX350 doesn't even have a third-row seat, the MDX is too sporty and out of its price range, and the SRX is build on a completely different platform. The X5 just might be a competitor, but no one will compare a BMW and a Buick, ever. The Q7 is just too small.

      P.S.: the "three-row-crossover from Mercedes is the GL450, and no, that is not a competitor."

      What? Are you angry that Buick may actually build a better vehicle for less money than BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. GM is continually pushing Buick upmarket so it is a slot below Cadillac. They are its main competitors, whether you like it or not.

      As to the whole Lexus RX, Acura MDX, and Cadillac SRX (lots of X's), I can see your point with the Lexus not being its competition because of the size, but in that case, Lexus doesn't even make a formindable competitor. The MDX, though sporty, is exactly what Buick will be taking sales away from, and Cadillac, while built on a different platform, is also a 3-row crossover that will be affected saleswise by its better looking (arguably) and lest costly GM stablemate.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Buick has nothing over the other GM brands.

      the only reason it is high in quality is that it is driven by 60+ year olds who never push the car. so, no stress means, nothing going bad.

      But, to get back on the Enclave - it is the best of the GM trio (Acadia, Outlook).

      and this has it's sights directly on the MDX, CX9, RX330 - and I would have to say, at 29yrs old, Buick has one car that appeals to me - too bad it's an SUV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      13. I'd say that the MAIN competitors for the Enclave are the Lexus RX350, Acura MDX, Cadillac SRX, BMW X5, Audi Q7, and Mercedes 3 row crossover


      Are you kidding? the RX350 doesn't even have a third-row seat, the MDX is too sporty and out of its price range, and the SRX is build on a completely different platform. The X5 just might be a competitor, but no one will compare a BMW and a Buick, ever. The Q7 is just too small.

      P.S.: the "three-row-crossover from Mercedes is the GL450, and no, that is not a competitor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like what?

      The Honda Pilot @ Cdn$36,400 and Mazda CX-9 @ Cdn$39,595 are excellent competitors.

      The Honda is a well-regarded, good performing, high quality product that depreciates relatively slowly. It is unlikely to suffer the rapid deterioration and accompanying warranty disputes that plague domestic products.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This vehicle actually looks like it came from the same person, or a couple who work well together. Well done for what it is, a bloated, overweight dinosaur.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Trade you expensive cars for expensive prescription drugs..."

      Trade you the drugs for the cheap gas
      • 7 Years Ago
      "even cars built on our side of the borders are more expensive here than they are after the trip south of the border"

      Trade you expensive cars for expensive prescription drugs...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know about the Pilot being a real competitor to the Enclave.

      1. According to JD Power Buick beats Honda in
      reliability.
      2. The Pilot is smaller than the Enclave.
      3. Bland styling.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Canadian dollars, of course, though after currency conversion it seems Canadians will pay more then we in the U.S."

      We ALWAYS pay more.... much more... even cars built on our side of the borders are more expensive here than they are after the trip south of the border...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder what lebvel of appointment the pilot comes with standard compared to an enclave lmao..

      As well I wonder if the enclave price includes delivery..

      pilot base with freight, pdi etc starts at 37,905..
      • 7 Years Ago
      It will also be penalized if it burns a lot of gas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There too many high quality alternatives for the Buick Enclave to be a serious contender at CDN$40,895 without cash on the hood.
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