What you should know
Type: Four-door, front- /all-wheel-drive full-size utility vehicle. Engine (h.p.): 3.6-liter DOHC V6 (302). Transmission: Nine-speed automatic.
Market position: The previous Enclave was a favorite among empty-nesters and retirees, but the new model — with more interior space and a $40,000 base price — will likely also appeal to younger, more affluent families.
Points: New design and dimensions enhances appeal Parent General ☛ Motors continues to prune excess weight from virtually all of its sedans and tall wagons Standard V6 is strong enough, ☛ and now is more fuel-efficient New ☛ Avenir model could rival Cadillac wagons in content, but some extra horsepower would make the Buick more desirable.
Active safety: Blind-spot warning with backup cross-traffic alert (opt.); emergency braking (opt.); lane-departure warning (std.); pedestrian alert (opt.); lane keeping assist/ warning (opt.).
MPG (city/hwy): 17/25 ( FWD). Base price (incl. destination): $40,000.