GM’s big crossover triplets each have their flair--but when it comes to my favorite, I jumped on the GMC Acadia bandwagon before even driving the rest of the trio. Saturn’s Outlook? Fine for you, but I like something with a sharper, more traditional SUV look. Call me a heretic.
But what about Buick’s Enclave? Maybe it was the dance of the seven veils that GM used to introduce it at the Detroit auto show that turned me off initially. Or maybe it was the body-color C-pillar that separates the rear door windows from the rear quarter windows. For whatever reason, I listened to everyone else tell me the Enclave was the sweetest of the three and I waved them off.
I wasn’t quite prepared for the Enclave’s dimensions--I never noticed it in the other crossover triplets, but the Enclave feels every bit as large as it is, and it can be a trick to park--but the detailing, especially across the dash, notches it above Lincoln’s fine MKX.
It’s always worth a second look at a new vehicle, and in this case, it’s changed my tune.