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2013 Buick Enclave

GM's Flagship Lambda Is (Still) A Smooth Operator Consumers shopping for a domestic full-size crossover have heard all about GM's triplets. The Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave are a very appealing and talented group of siblings. Entering their fifth year of production, albeit middle-age in the automotive industry, each is attractive, well-rounded and very capable on the paved dance floor. While all share nearly identical base DNA and the same basic running gear, subtle physical differences and unique personalities emerge between the trio when one digs a bit deeper. ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
288 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$39,270 (base)
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    Canadian Car of the Year winners announced
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    Every year the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) pick the top new vehicles by category to give their Canadian comrades a reference point for potential purchases. The AJAC tested 177 vehicles in an event at Niagra they call "Test Fest" to come up with their final list, which you can find after the jump. Even though Canadians have ...

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    Keeping the Enclave on boil - GM keeps a lid on production
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    click above image to see more of the increasingly exclusive Buick EnclaveGeneral Motors has a hit on its hands with the big, beautiful Enclave CUV. People all over the country are trying to get their hands on Buick's luxurious iteration of the Lambda Ute. Rather than follow the time-dishonored practice of running as many copies of a hot model out the door ...

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    SEMA 2007: Jerome Williams' Buick Enclave Urban CEO Edition
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    click above image to view more pics of the Buick Enclave Urban CEO EditionOne of three custom Buick Enclaves that will be debuted at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Enclave Urban CEO Edition comes with a little minor celebrity flair, as well. You see, it was designed by former NBA basketball player Jerome Williams and his company Automotive Street ...

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    SEMA Preview: Buick Enclave Urban CEO Edition
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    click above image to enlargeLike most full-line automakers, General Motors has begun taking seriously the SEMA Show in Las Vegas that occurs annually at the end of October. Once a giant exposition center's worth of third-party products, it's now also a stage on which automakers can debut new products and crazy concepts. One of GM's SEMA cars this year is ...

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    GM signs $800mil deal to send U.S.-built Buick Enclave to China
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    click above image to view high-res gallery of the Buick EnclaveAmidst all the fury surrounding the UAW strike today, General Motors released a statement announcing an $800 million deal with its Chinese joint-venture company to supply the Chinese market with U.S.-built vehicles and components. It's the second such agreement GM has signed, the first being an ...

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    Spy Shots: Chevy's Lambda-based CUV, the 2009 Traverse
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    click image above for high-res gallery While the name Traverse is not set in stone, the arrival of a Lambda-based CUV for Chevy is. Joining the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave will be this model caught for the first time on the Las Vegas strip, of all places. Condenamed the GMT 561, the Traverse is on a fast track to production and will likely ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Buick Enclave CXL
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    Click image above for high resolution galleryWhen the Buick Enclave concept hit the Detroit Auto Show in 2006, the roomy CUV was very well received, but past experiences left both the media and public skeptical. Many felt that the stunning looks and luxury amenities of the Enclave would never make it to the dealer lot, and in the end there would be a lot of ...

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    Buick lineup to get Chinese-infusion
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    Judging by the positive reception the Chinese-marketed Buicks have been receiving here in the States, GM would be ill-advised to continue offering the same warmed-over products that it's been selling over the past decade. According to Automotive News, the General sees the writing on the wall and intends to go global with the new look of Buick, originally ...

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    Video in the FastLane II: Lutz on Buick
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    The GM FastLane Blog revealed that its first video interview with Bob Lutz that addressed GM concept cars was actually supposed to be the second one released. This new video just released today was to be the first, but technical issues pushed it back. Here we have Lutz in front of the lens addressing the most commonly asked question about Buick, ...

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    AutoWeek drives the 2008 Buick Enclave first
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    click above image for more high-res pics of the 2008 Buick EnclaveThinking outside the box a bit, AutoWeek figured that if a customer can drive down to his or her local Buick dealer and purchase a new 2008 Buick Enclave, there's no good reason to wait until GM's embargo on ride evaluations lifts at the end of May before having a go at one themselves. So ...

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    Buick Enclave comes to market bearing $1,000 rebate
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    At first we thought it had to be a mistake. General Motors is already paying customers to take the 2008 Buick Enclave off their hands? It's not even on dealer lots yet, but Automotive News reports Buick is offering $1,000 "Conquest Bonus Cash" and 4.9% financing available on the $32k+ CUV. Though the "Conquest Cash" is intended to draw non-GM-driving ...

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    Canadians, get out your wallets: Buick sets pricing for Enclave
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    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 ...

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    Battle of the Sources: Use of Nomad name on Chevy CUV refuted
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    Yesterday the website Inside Line reported that sources deep within General Motors revealed that the storied "Nomad" name would be revived for the upcoming Chevy version of the automaker's full-size Lambda-based CUV. According to their sources, the new ute will debut as a 2009 model to replace the abhorrent Chevy Uplander. Not so, says Josh Oliver from The ...

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    Buick dealers clamoring for Enclave before they go on sale
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    If dealer anticipation is anything to go by, the new Buick Enclave has already exceeded the expectations of General Motors. Buick dealers have put in orders for 6,000 units of the third large CUV to be built on the automaker's Lambda platform, the other two being the Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia. This is one of those good news/bad news situations, as GM ...

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    RIP: Buick Rainier
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    As General Motors refines the future of their brands, they're trimming out redundancy and we have a hard time coming up with a more redundant vehicle than the multitude of GMT 360 based 'utes across all the GM brands. The Buick Rainier is one version of this ubiquitous platform that no longer has any reason for living; thus, production will end during the ...

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    The Tide is Turning: GM Expects Q4 2006 Profit, Delays Earnings
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    GM expects to turn a profit for Q4 2006 and is again restating its earnings for 2002-2006. It seemed just only yesterday when every analyst and armchair CEO had dire of predictions for GM. CEO Rick Wagoner's head was called for and bankruptcy pools were going around the offices. Things picked up in 2006 with the introduction of the GMT900 SUVs and pickups, ...

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    Buick Enclave pricing released
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    $32,790That's the minimum, early-summer buy-in for what is arguably Buick's most exciting, most innovative product in decades. That just-under 33 grand purchases a front wheel drive CX model with standard 275hp V6, Buick's first 6-speed tranny, xenon lights, heated mirrors, power liftgate, stability control, six airbags, disc brakes all around, multi-zone ...

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    GM to drop $700m on crossover plant
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    After GM's mercy killing of its slow-selling minivans, the heads of the General are working towards filling the seven-passenger, non-SUV gap that will soon exist in their lineup.Crossovers have been the favored saviors of the people mover segment, and as such, General Motors has decided that the former Saturn-only plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. would be the ...

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    GMC Acadia will get Denali treatment plus V8
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    After a day behind the wheel of the new GMC Acadia crossover SUV, the folks at Popular Mechanics report some new information that snuck out in a conversation with a particularly chatty GM staffer. He revealed that the Acadia will get the Denali treatment and, along with the usual trim level upgrades, a V8. The more interesting news is that the V8 under ...

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    LA Auto Show: Meet the 2008 Buick Enclave
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    UPDATED: Gallery updated with live shots of the revealThe 2008 Buick Enclave has been baking in the oven for a while. We first glimpsed what would become the Enclave in 2003 when General Motors showed us the Centieme Concept at that year's North American International Auto Show. Though highly stylized as a concept, the Centieme was somewhat of a sleeper hit ...

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