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A passenger-friendly design and a quiet, luxurious interior put the 2010 Buick Enclave in the top tier of crossovers.
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the additional dampening materials installed and the streamlined body cut road and wind noise to SAT test-taking levels
Detroit News

“seats are exceptionally comfortable”
BusinessWeek

more soundproofing than its cousins
New York Times

“Delightfully calm”
Kelley Blue Book


Interior space is abundant in the 2010 Buick Enclave, and it's clear that GM has put the priority on passenger space. ConsumerGuide reports an abundance of head- and legroom, and getting in and out of the passenger compartment "is a breeze" thanks to all the space. BusinessWeek observes 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 tall adults might find the third row a little too cozy for comfort.

Cargo space is just as impressive. 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.”

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. 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.” However, other reviewers have only compliments; Kelley Blue Book, for instance, calls the interior "extremely inviting," with a dashboard that features "camphor burl wood appliques and chrome trim" and high-quality materials all around.

Conclusion

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

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