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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    Ride & Handling
    Like its sister crossovers — the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook — the Enclave has a refined, carlike ride that isn't upset by rough roads the way traditional body-on-frame SUVs can be. The ...

    Lockout Protection
    If the key is in the ignition and the power door lock switch is used to lock the doors, all doors will lock and then the driver door will unlock. It is always recommended that the ignition key i ...

    Off-Road Recovery
    You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you are driving. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should ...