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 Buick's four-wheel-independent suspension deals with bumps rather well, but there is some bounciness when traveling on rolling, up-and-down roads, especially with all seven seats filled. (An eight-seat version is also available.) A smooth highway ride adds to its appeal.

The Enclave steers with a light touch, thanks to a generous amount of power assist. The steering wheel spins on its axis with Lexus-like smoothness, and the Enclave changes direction with a fair amount of eagerness considering its size. The standard wood-and-leather steering wheel fits nicely in your hands.

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    Rear Window Sunshade
    On vehicles with a rear window sunshade, the switch is on the console to the right of the shift lever. The sunshade only operates when the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY. To open the s ...

    Safety Belt Extender
    If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you go in to order it, t ...

    Navigation
    This display is used for the OnStar or Navigation System Turn-by-Turn guidance. See OnStar Overview or the navigation manual, if the vehicle has navigation, for more information. ...