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The Enclave is full-sized luxury SUV with for seven. It’s exceptionally and loaded with premium but what impressed me most was how and refined this poster for Buick is on the road.

Unless driving a performance vehicle, I an automobile to be quiet and operationally I don’t care to hear a V6 growl beneath the hood in a effort to mimic something deserving of an aggressive exhaust Fortunately, the Enclave is the antithesis of annoying overused trend, and QuietTuning technology is why.

QuietTuning has three basic reduce noise at the source; the transmission of noise from the to the cabin; and absorb unwanted within the cabin. The application of strategies is focused in three key tires, powertrain and aerodynamic For example, the tactics used to the intrusion of outside noise laminated glass, triple-sealed and the addition of acoustic inner-door panels to mitigate structural of noise.

My explanation of QuietTuning is at best, but trust me, it works.

The Enclave is relatively vault-like it comes to insulating occupants operational harshness and road and noises, but there’s a lot more to when shelling out more $50,000 for an all-wheel-drive SUV ($63,615 as such as engine performance and economy. Here things are not as

There’s no denying we’re about a large, heavy when we speak of seven-seat and the Enclave is no exception. With it weighs in at 2,241 kg.

There’s one engine available to mobilize its and it’s not in the 300-plus league. 288 horsepower on tap, the Enclave’s V6 engine works a little and drinks a little more it ought.

My tester’s six-speed transmission performed flawlessly, but I think it’s doing the any favours when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency. As and nine-speed autoboxes propagate the SUV the Enclave’s half-dozen cogs is a little light.

While not underpowered, the Enclave impart sporty dynamics its throttle, yet in testing it consumed in the of 16 litres per 100 km in the city. That exceeds its city rating of km.

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For the record, its highway rating is a thriftier 8.4L/100 km. My testing week didn’t provide the for extended highway cruising to the numbers. Nonetheless, on the highway is this vehicle is utterly

Despite facts and figures to any given vehicle, how it drives be a dominant consideration in determining I’ve driven many rides and been disappointed in one way or Such was not the case with the

Buick’s luxurious SUV is a relaxing rig to thanks to its high degree of refinement and smooth, absorbent dynamics. Forward visibility is and the driving position well-suited to hauls, with plenty of in the front and second rows of The third row bench accommodates a of butts, but best they be On the plus side, accessing the row is unusually easy when the seat is accordioned forward.

touched on the Enclave’s quiet, performance. This, along its smooth ride, are the two most take-aways for me. Counter-balancing the good is the this is a heavy vehicle to As a comparison, the new Acura MDX feels and livelier on its rubber, but it’s a expensive unit to purchase.

I drove the full slate of in the over-$60,000 category at last Automotive Journalists Association of Test Fest and came a deep appreciation for the serenity and of mind delivered by the Enclave and be exceptionally pleased to take vehicle on a long trip.

My was equipped with navigation and a of rear-seat entertainment screens, with 10-speaker Bose audio, to enhance such for the entire family.

The last Luxurious seven-seat AWD SUVs are Pound for pound, and option for the Enclave is a reasonably priced capable of spoiling its occupants as — or better — rigs from overseas, be it the or Pacific.

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