( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Buick Enclave is a luxurious people mover that's been updated for a more modern and sleek design. LED daytime running lights make for the bold first statement. And optional 20 inch wheels body-colored everything and a new upscale interior separate the 2013 Buick Enclave from its sister cars the the Chevy Traverse and the GMC Acadia. We recently had a chance test drive this most popular of all Buick Models in Kentucky. Check out this first drive review that Roman filed after hustling the big Buick through the Kentucky countryside.
2013 GMC Acadia First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 GMC Acadia represents one of the most
competitive vehicles in the GM fleet as it competes in a extremely
competitive class. Facing vehicles like the new Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda
CX-9, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Hyundai Santa Fe, the GMC Acadia is
among many worth challengers. What sets the GMC Acadia apart from the rest
is its commodious interior, comfortable highway ride and excellent cargo
capacity. Check out this solo review from Nathan from the heart of
2013 Audi S8 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Audi S8 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8
force-fed by not one but two turbochargers. This engine is a little monster and
produces 520 hp versus the previous model's 450 and get this it puts out a
tire scorching torque: 479 lb-ft of torque. Nathan recently had the chance
to drive this new flagship Audi in the hills above Los Angeles and he came
away more than impressed by the Audi's sheer power and handling. Check out
this first drive review as Nathan spends some time behind the wheel of the
new 2013 Audi S8.
2014 Buick Regal vs Infiniti Q60 Coupe snowy AWD Loveland Gauntlet Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal turbo AWD is a sporty luxury sedan that has been
refreshed for 2014. In another fun and informative TFLcar video Andre and
Roman mashup the new 2014 Infiniti Q60 with the brand new Buick Regal turbo AWD to test the cars's traction with
the manufacturer specified Mud and Snow tires on the new Loveland Gauntlet.
In another accurate, fun and informative TFLcar Mashup Review the boys
drive the 2014 Buick Regal turbo up the
Loveland Gauntlet to see how well the car's all-wheel-drive system manages
in the snowy Colorado mountains.
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2013 Chevrolet Traverse First Drive & Review: Chevy's not so extreme makeover reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has been restyled and
according to General Motors given a more athletic and stylish makeover.
Part of the redo is new and funky contrast stitching, ambient lighting and
even wood accents. The 8 passenger mover also gets GM's new 6.5-inch
touchscreen infotainment system as standard and the ability to tow up to
5,200 pounds. Nathan recently had a chance to test drive the new 2013 Chevy
Traverse in San Francisco and filed this first drive review.
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Buick Enclave 2013-2014 review | Consumer Reports
The luxurious Buick Enclave is the brand's best seller. It's been around a
while, but updates keep the Enclave in the game while inherent virtues like
the roomy and quiet interior carry on. Watch more SUV videos:
2013 Buick Enclave Start Up and Review 3.6 L V6
Start Up and Review of the 2013 Buick Enclave
Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4/5
Powertrains: 3.6 L V6 with 6-Speed Auto FWD or AWD
Features: Powered Seats, Memory Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door
Locks, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Navigation System, Leather Seats, Satellite
Radio, AM Weather, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, OnStar, AUX Input, Power
Outlet(s), USB Ports, Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.6 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 270 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm
horsepower 288 hp
@ 6300 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 40.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 4500 lbs.
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1687 lbs.
GROSS WEIGHT 6411 lbs.
CURB WEIGHT 4724 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 23.3 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 115.2 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 22.0 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 374.0/528.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 17/24 mpg
Trims: Convenience Group, Leather Group, Premium Group
What I have to say about the 2013 Enclave: : The Enclave has been heavily
refreshed for 2013 and by the looks of it, it looks pretty good. One
features that's notable is the airbag that's right next to the center
console which is a first for cars. Build and material quality is also up
for 2013, with nice soft touch materials and stitching, The Enclave is now
more muscular also in the front and rear. All in all great car from Buick
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2010 Buick Enclave CXL Start Up, Test Drive, and Review
In this video I give a short tour and test drive of the 2010 Buick Enclave
CXL. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this crossover while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I show the vehicle idling as
well as take it on a thorough test drive through the city and highway on
various surfaces. A thorough drive of this crossover designed to give
others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
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.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
MVS - 2014 Buick Enclave Premium AWD
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2014 Buick Enclave Premium AWD. We
will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior
features and everything else in between.
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