2008 Buick Enclave Preview
GM (finally) arrives at the luxury crossover party
What it is
Buick Enclave – 2008 Preview: The 2008 Buick Enclave is a crossover suv built off the brand new Lambda platform from GM. Targeted at the luxury end of the market against the likes of the Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350, it boasts up to eight-passenger seating, a 275-horsepower V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and classy exterior and interior styling. Buick says that it also is the first in what will be the “new Buick,” which the company translates as elegant design, confident ride, more luxury features, and a quiet, finely crafted and comfortable interior. The Enclave replaces the Buick Rendezvous and Rainer SUVs, and the Buick Terraza minivan in Buick’s lineup, and will be offered in CX and CXL trim levels.