2010 Buick Enclave Comfort & Quality

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Interior space is abundant in the 2010 Buick Enclave, and it's clear that GM has put the priority on passenger space. ConsumerGuide reports ample head room and leg room and getting into the Enclave was easy with wide openings and good space inside. BusinessWeek praised the second-row captain's chairs and their SmartSlide feature, that folded down the second row for easy entry into the third row. Cars.com warned that the third row may be a little too cozy for adult occupants.

Cargo space is just as impressive. According to Car and Driver, the 19 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row was helpful and that when folded down, along with the second row, the space behind the first row opened up to 115 cubic feet and was enough to carry 4-by-8 sheets of building material.

A passenger-friendly design and a quiet, luxurious interior put the 2010 Buick Enclave in the top tier of crossovers.

Buicks are expected to be smooth and quiet, and the 2010 Enclave is no exception. The Auto Channel notes that GM's engineers have done a "magnificent" job of insulating the vehicle against road noise. The New York Times also notes that compared to the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook "the Enclave gets more soundproofing than its cousins," which may help Buick compete one day against Lexus. Kelley Blue Book describes the interior as "delightfully calm and free of the sounds that fatigue occupants on long drives."

With all this praise, a few bad choices regarding cabin materials remain the only black mark against the 2010 Buick Enclave. Editors at Motor Trend praised the leather-wrapped steering wheel, but said the center of the wheel was a lower-grade plastic and the hard black plastic on the back seemed like a bad fit for the upscale crossover. Kelley Blue Book somewhat disagreed and noted that the interior was inviting, with a high-quality dashboard fit with nice burl wood appliques and chrome trim.

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