Safety

Like many of the homes created on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Buick Enclave has all the important features. It scored a Good, the highest score, in frontal-offset, side-impact and rear crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also nabbed a 2009 Top Safety Pick award from IIHS. To earn this honor, a car must score Good in its crash tests and have electronic stability control.

The Enclave's safety features also include antilock brakes; traction control; front and side-impact airbags; side curtain airbags for the first, second and third rows; a Latch system; and a year's subscription to OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Add the optional AWD to this list, and you'll be all set, even if you live in Michigan!

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    Owner Checks and Services
    At Each Fuel Stop • Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil. Once a Month • Check the tire inflation pressures. See Tire Pressure. • Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire Inspection. ...

    Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Obstruction of the GPS can occur in a large city with tall buildings; in parking garages; around airports; in tunnels, underpasses, or parking garages; or in an area with very dense tr ...

    Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
    Use the accelerator pedal to increase vehicle speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the cruise speed you set earlier. ...