2009 Buick Enclave User Reviews

2009 Buick Enclave Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"reliability" 2 reviews

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Super comfort and good on snow

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One coil pack failed..

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I Liked It — I liked the way how its comfort and quite drive. Smooth handling and good reputation. I had it about 2 years. I am satisfied so far. There might be little recalls but as long as you take it and get it fixed. It is good car...

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Nice color, upgraded luxury interior, air conditioned and heated seats, captain chairs second row easy to get to 3rd row, spacious.

Cons

Do not sit as high up as in an suv.

CCB3
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Great Family Vehicle — Nice in between suv and car vehicle. Has plenty of upgrades. Drive is luxurious and plenty of interior space for families. Exterior chrome touches make it a good looking vehicle. Sunroof with shade is perfect. Second large sunroof in back makes vehicle more open and airy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Comfortable with great utility.  Gas mileage is good too.

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Has had a few recall issues and some electrical hiccups but nothing serious.

peterpilot379
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Luxurious Family Car — We love the Enclave. It rides like a dream on trips, has more than adequate power and gets good gas mileage as well. Plenty of space inside for all our gear & guests and seats fold in numerous ways to fit everything inside just right.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luxurious ride with plenty of power, plenty of interior space and good gas mileage.

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Has had a few recalls and quirky electrical issues but nothing serious.

peterpilot379
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Luxurious Utility! — Overall, we love our Enclave! It rides like a dream on long trips and has plenty of power and interior space for all of our stuff. Gas mileage is very good at 17/21 and we love the exterior styling and appearance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Good design, very functional 3 row car

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Has been in the dealers for repair as frequently as oil changes

drscottent
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Pretty But A Dud — First 4 months waited for new transmission due to factory defect, luckily all major repairs all warranty but defect after defect made this a very unreliable car. Good looking car and very comfortable interior saves this car as acceptable. 125,000 miles but have to say it wasn't easy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great handling and driving car.  Perfect for my family of four.

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Typical GM stuff.  Reliability drags cost of ownership down at about 60k.

dreamcars
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09 Buick Enclave Cxl Awd — A very comfortable and enjoyable car to drive any time. Only downside is cost of ownership which is a little bit of a downer for what this car cost. Will buy another but, I might look at leasing or a better service plan to cover those repairs.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lots of inside room...rides and drives great...has all the bells and whistles you need

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with four kids it does not have enough storage/packing room in the trunk

sfisher15
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Wonderful Family Car With Four People Or Less — I really enjoyed driving this car. You cant beat the smooth ride of a Buick..how ever it did make me realize I need more cargo room when it comes to a family of 6 when we go out of town..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Very comfortable to drive, quiet
Seats 6 adults with ease--the 3rd row seat is what sold us on the car--very roomy
Low maintenance schedule--simple to service
Heavy feel with the extra insulation, thick glass which adds to quiet ride
Great sunroof in front and skylight in the back add natural light to the car
Tinted windows keep hot sun out

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Actual gas mileage is 13.5 mpg in city with 6 adults 21 highway
One person in car on a flat surface (perfect conditions)  the mileage improves to 17 city, 24 highway

samuelrocky
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We Really Enjoy The Room And Comfort Of This Car — We have been on several trips and have really appreciated the quiet ride and ease of driving. After driving 400 miles you feel relaxed. Couldn't say that with our previous SUV. The Bose sound system is clear and strong. The navigation is simple to program and use. We like the cool seats in summer and seat warmers in winter. The storage is wonderful with the seats folding flat to the floor we could easily get a treadmill in the back.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Comfort. Interior/Exterior Design. Accessories. Curb appeal.

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Rear window visibility. No sun visor extensions. Limited front passenger seat controls.

mavwreck75
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Buick Enclave - An Suv Neatly Wrapped In Tech & Luxury — I purchased this 2009 Buick Enclave with 39k miles as a one owner vehicle. Then added 15k miles in a short seven months. During that time we had taken 6 road trips of 1000 miles or more. It is has become the "go to" vehicle for family trips. It's quick, quiet & comfortable. I have a heavy foot that averaged 21+MPG. It offers XM radio, DVD w/ wireless headphones, navigation, multiple climate zones(driver, front passenger & rear) plus hot/cold front seats. The sunroof and panoramic skylight keep the interior from feeling claustrophobic. The Buick Enclave is the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. I would recommend it to anyone that wants the heft of an SUV neatly wrapped in high end tech and luxury.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great travel vehicile

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none

westduncan
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Great Travel Car! — Great SUV. Drive with quality and style! Performance is OK for a 6 cyl. Looks great, Drives great! Gas mileage is a little on the low side but it is a big 6. We have loaded this truck / car to the max on many occasions to and from Colorado, all over Texas. Including hauling my son and two dogs one as big as a person! Plenty of room. Love it!

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2013 Buick Enclave Reviews

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2012 Buick Enclave Reviews

Beauty By T1965

We purchased this SUV after my ford Taurus was totaled. I love the handling and the way it rides. The car is good looking inside and out. I have many friends that also have Enclaves, and they love t... Read More

The Best By Pepe

it's the best SUV ever done. Its luxury and interior space are great, i think its performance is great, and the quality is unimaginable the costs are so expensive, but it's a excellent relation betwe... Read More

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2011 Buick Enclave Reviews

Plush.... Space.... By kmjefferson42

Love this car... take my wife and two daughters on getaways in major comfort and space... take everything including the kitchen sink... Best room and comfort we have owned by far. Will drive it for a ... Read More

Our 2011 Buick Enclave By tigru34

We like that style and look of this SUV it is not big like a other SUVs and this is a nice crossover. We live that handling and braking, it has nice Radio, onStar and XM radio is nice touch as well w... Read More

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2010 Buick Enclave Reviews

Great Mini Van Alternative With A Sophisticated Feel. By abstring

The Enclave is an excellent family car and has fit our needs very well. It accommodates four people very comfortably with the 2nd row captains chairs, and can accommodate up to six using the 3rd row. ... Read More

Would Make An Excellent Car For Anyone Who Has A Family Or Not. By deboe50

I guess i like just about everything about this car. I don't have to squat down to get in or step up to get in. It has plenty of room all around and handles real well whether in town or on the highwa... Read More

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