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Buick Enclave Owner's Manual


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About The Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave shares its platform with several other GMC cars such as the Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse.

This mid-size crossover SUV was first debuted at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show but the concept car was called the Centieme.

When released the Enclave replaced 2 other SUVs by Buick in a restructuring, the Rendezvous and the Rainer minivan.

The car has seating for 7 with a possible 8 occupants inside thanks to a second-row bench seat that can be folded down.

As standard, the Enclave comes with a front-wheel-drive chassis driven from the front-mounted engine but buyers can opt for a four-wheel-drive chassis if required.

The first-generation model was stuck with only 1 engine choice, a V6. The second-generation model opened up the engine variations to allow for a smaller 2-liter gasoline engine if required (limited to China).

Transmissions were also limited in the Enclave, the first generation was a 6 speed automatic with the second generation getting a big step up to a 9-speed automatic.

The second generation also saw the car upgraded inside in terms of comfort and features to become more of a luxury model than the last.

Currently, the Chinese market is due for a special version that won’t be sold in North America with a 2-liter turbocharged engine to get around regulations and taxes on high displacement power plants.