2014 Buick Enclave Test Drive Video Review - 3 Row Luxury SUV
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/enclave/2014/?id=32972 The Enclave is a good
choice, its well priced, gets good fuel economy, and has a good V-6. Buick
is a company known primarily for 2 things: the first is that they built
some sweet muscle cars and cruisers back in the day, and the second is they
have evolved into a company that builds vehicles for older folks. Buick has
begun to build more exciting cars in the Verano turbo and the Encore. But it's the Enclave seen
here that younger families should look into. The 2014 Buick Enclave has a
base price of $38,740.
This 3-row SUV could be just what you are looking for. Styling wise the
Enclave is a bit of a mixed bag. Upfront are signature Buick elements that
include the grille and headlights, the porthole have been moved from the
fender to the hood. The wheels are chrome rims. The rest of the styling is
subtle and plain.
Under the hood is a 3.6 liter V-6 engine that makes 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Enclave is good
for 17 MPG in the City and 24 MPG on the highway.
If the outside is dull the interior is where the Enclave really shines.
There is tons of room and the 3rd row is very practical. The driver's seat
is the place to be. The interior looks and feels like an upscale vehicle.
The center stack is clean and easy to use.
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BATMOBILE?! 1972 Buick Riviera 455 / 7.5L - startup, V8 sound, overview
Jamboolio records a highly customized 1972 Buick Riviera 2-Door Coupe with
the 7.5-liter 455 cid Big Block V8 engine.
This American muscle car classic has been modified with a two tone color
combination; orange and black, and also with huge chrome wheels.
Here's an overview of this gorgeous, almost Batmobile-like classic with a
very clean exterior, look into the engine bay, engine startup with loud Exhaust sound, and a few driving scenes,
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2013 Buick Enclave Test Drive and Review
Luxury, style and seating for 7 - the 2013 Buick Enclave - Another honest
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2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
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Buick's been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner
demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in
my says that's because half their clientele died of old age, but it has
more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it's true, the
brand I wrote off for dead last decade is targeting younger buyers with
designs imported from Europe and finding sales success. The Verano turbo shattered my preconceptions, but can Buick
do it again? A brown Encore arrived one rainy morning to see if it was
The Encore isn't new, but neither is it an American rehash of a tired Euro
model. Instead, it is "badge engineering" 21st century style. When I was a
kid you knew a new Buick was coming when Chevy or Oldsmobile announced a
new product. You also knew what to expect: the same sheetmetal with a Buick
logo on the grille and some padded velour thrones. 30 years later Buick is
up to the same old game with an important twist: Buick takes Opel models
from Europe. Consequently you won't find a brother-from-another-mother
running around with a Chevy logo.
Like its sister-ship, the Opel Mokka, the Encore is a small
crossover/hatchback closely related to GM's other small car offerings. Euro
origins are obvious when you park the Encore in an American parking spot,
this Buick is tiny. The Encore's tall profile further accentuates the
Encore's 168-inch overall length, which is surprisingly 6-inches longer
than a MINI Countryman.
The Encore isn't a terribly expensive crossover starting at $24,950 and
ending at $31,110 for a full-loaded AWD model. Despite the low starting
price, the cabin makes extensive use of soft touch plastics lending a more
premium feel to the cabin than vehicles like the MINI Countryman, Acura TSX
or Lexus CT. Speaking of MINI, the Countryman, (like the rest of the MINI
lineup) is a mixture of trickle-down BMW technology, great switchgear,
high-style, cheesy plastics and chintzy headliners. Of course MINI's
biggest asset is brand perception while Buick's brand is more of a
liability in some demographics. That's really a shame because the Encore
has not only a quality feel but a very uniform feel as well. While MINI's
cabins are full of highs and lows, everything in the Encore is consistently
a notch above the rabble. Equipping the Contryman and Encore as closely as
possible reveals the Encore is about $1,500 cheaper once you add to the
MINI the features standard on the Encore. Comparing the top-trim of the
Encore to the MINI the difference grows to $3,800 in the Encore's favor.
Want AWD? The difference grows by about three-grand.
The Encore may be small, but the interior is spacious thanks to the tall
profile, stubby nose and upright seats. Taller folks will have no problems
getting into or out of the front or rear seats thanks to large door
openings and a low step-in height. I grabbed a few willing tall people for
lunch and successfully (and comfortably) took two 6'5" passengers, one 6'2
gentleman and myself (6') on a 50 minute trek to the prefect burger joint
without a single complaint.
Because the Encore shares seat frames with GM sedans, there are a few
compromises. The lack of a power recline mechanism seems odd, especially
considering the 2-positon memory seat found in our tester. Using the sale
seat frames and rails as a sedan or coupé meant creating some unusual
"platforms" in the floor stamping so the seats could be mounted high to get
an SUV-like seating position. Consequently the rear footwells might be a
problem for big-footed passengers on long trips. A manual front passenger
seat is standard, but most models on dealer lots have the optional power
The Encore uses the same 1.4L four-cylinder engine as the Chevy Sonic and
Cruze. Producing 140 HP at 4,900 RPM this mill isn't targeted at speed
addicts. On the bright side, thanks to a turbocharger and some direct-injection magic, the
engine manages 148 lb-ft of twist from 1,850-4,900RPM and under certain
circumstances it will allow an "overBoost" to 163 lb-ft over the same range for up
to 10 seconds.
My opinion of the diminutive engine changed constantly during my week with
the Encore. In the city the low-end torque provided by the turbo and the low first gear make easy work of
0-40 MPH traffic and the Encore effortlessly zipped into narrow gaps on
busy expressways. Thanks to the way the throttle is mapped the engine
doesn't feel out of breath cruising on the highway, until you need to pass
someone as getting from 60 to 80 MPH takes a Prius-like 8 seconds. Load the
Encore up with two people and some luggage and forward progress is
noticeably stunted in all situations. However, every time I wished for more
power I glanced down at my fuel economy and was reminded that more power
consumes more gasoline.
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Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
2015 Buick Enclave Walk-Around with Joe Rau
Learn more about the 2015 Enclave with a Vehicle Walk-Around with Joe Rau.
A few great features include the Articulating Adaptive HID Projector
Headlights by Xenon which turn left or right depending on the direction you
are turning, 20 " Wheels, Dual Exhaust, Trailering Package that can tow up to
4,500 lbs, Back-Up Camera and Sensors, fold-flat rear seats, 12 Volt
outlet, ambient lighting, available Bose Performance Enhanced Premium
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2014 Buick Enclave Review and Road Test
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2013 Buick Encore First Drive
The 2013 Buick Encore crossover delivers Buick's signature style, interior
acoustic refinement and luxury amenities in a maneuverable, versatile and
efficient package designed to appeal to a new audience of buyers.
With room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 liters) of storage
space with the rear seat folded, Encore offers substantial cargo capacity
along with its confident, higher driving position, available all-wheel
drive and contemporary crossover styling. Buick's exclusive QuietTuning is
standard, and features Buick's first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation
Additional standard features include 10 air bags, StabiliTrak stability
enhancement and a 138-horsepower (102 kW) Ecotec
1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed
automatic powertrain, along with technologies such as Buick's
voice-activated IntelliLink. It uses Bluetooth or a USB to connect the
driver's smartphone to a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display
The introduction of Encore gives Buick four models with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and six models
with EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg or more. It joins Verano
-- Buick's third all-new sedan in three years -- to expand the brand's
lineup and continue the momentum the Enclave crossover began almost five
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