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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Equipped below the $27,990 [Saturn] Outlook
I just expect all this to cost more
Odd choices for standard equipment
The 2009 Buick Enclave offers an impressive standard-feature set, at a price that’s competitively low—provided you keep the options down.
Cars.com reports that keyless entry, CD stereo with XM Satellite Radio (free for the first three months, according to The Auto Channel), and a power liftgate are all standard on the base model. In addition, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel and a rearview camera are available options, but Edmunds warns that these will increase the price "well past the $40,000 mark."
New convenience features on the 2009 Enclave model include heated and cooled driver and front-passenger seats, Bluetooth for hands-free phone interface, XM NavTraffic, OnStar Destination Download, and two new exterior colors: Quicksilver Metallic and Silver Green Metallic.
Higher-end models of the 2009 Buick Enclave offer or can be ordered with all the niceties, from a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo to three-zone climate control, a power rear liftgate, a head-up display (HUD), GPS, a two-panel sunroof, and backseat DVD entertainment system. A 19-inch wheel/tire package is available and looks sharp, but be sure you test drive a model so equipped before you buy, as the ride quality suffers a bit. MotherProof praises the many optional features available for the Buick Enclave and expresses surprise that a fully loaded, top-of-the-line version is "only $44,055." These options include a navigation system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, heated seats, a sunroof, and power seats all around (except the third row).
For a very well-equipped luxury crossover vehicle, the 2009 Buick Enclave is a relative bargain.