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8.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$33,141
BASE MSRP
$35,070
On Quality
The 2009 Buick Enclave envelops its passengers with a luxurious, quiet interior.
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more soundproofing than its cousins
The New York Times

“seats are exceptionally comfortable”
BusinessWeek

“Could be finer”
Motor Trend

“Delightfully calm”
Kelley Blue Book

According to reviewers researched by TheCarConnection.com, the 2009 Buick Enclave has lots of interior room, and it’s usefully packaged. ConsumerGuide reports an abundance of head- and legroom, and getting in and out of the passenger compartment "is a breeze." BusinessWeek points out that the “second-row captain's seats are exceptionally comfortable” and have a SmartSlide feature, “which allows them to fold forward, making room for an adult to step into the third-row seats.” Cars.com suggests that adults might find the third row a little too cozy for comfort.

The 2009 Buick Enclave also receives praise for being a quiet, roomy crossover, with an occasional knock against the crossover’s trim. The Auto Channel notes the "magnificent" job GM's designers have done on insulating the vehicle against road noise. GM's QuietTuning also attracts the attention of the New York Times: “The Enclave gets more soundproofing than its cousins,” which may help Buick compete one day against Lexus, they note. Kelley Blue Book describes the interior as "delightfully calm and free of the sounds that fatigue occupants on long drives."

The interior of the Enclave is incredibly voluminous. According to Car and Driver, there’s “19 cubic feet behind the third row,” and “115 cubic feet behind the front row with the rest of the seats folded down, a cavity that can accommodate the ubiquitous four-by-eight-foot sheet of plywood.”

A few bad choices regarding cabin materials remain the only black mark against the 2009 Buick Enclave. Kelley Blue Book calls the interior "extremely inviting," with a dashboard that features "camphor burl wood appliques and chrome trim" and high-quality materials all around. Motor Trend admires the “wood and the leather steering-wheel rim,” but points out that it “contrasts harshly with the hard plastic on the back of the steering-wheel hub, and some of the plastic and vinyl grains could be finer.”

Conclusion

The 2009 Buick Enclave envelops its passengers with a luxurious, quiet interior.

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