New crossover available to public this summer



The all-new 2008 Buick Enclave, which starts at $40,895, offers a spacious cabin with comfortable seating for up to eight adults.


The price of admission to the all-new 2008 Buick Enclave starts at $40,895 for the front-wheel-drive CX, GM Canada has announced.


The all-wheel-drive CX model will carry a $43,895 sticker price. The front-wheel-drive CXL begins at $48,295, while the all-wheel-drive version starts at $51,295.

Available this summer, the Enclave crossover will come equipped with a comprehensive list of standard and optional equipment, a suite of owner services and a price unmatched in the segment.

A new, 275-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 engine with variable valve timing provides the motive power.

This sophisticated dual-overhead camshaft engine is mated to Buick’s first six-speed automatic transmission, offering excellent fuel economy.

The Enclave offers a spacious cabin with comfortable seating for up to eight adults.

A seven-passenger seating layout is standard, featuring second-row Smart Slide captain’s chairs and a third-row seat that can accommodate three adults. With Smart Slide, occupants have quick and effortless access to the vehicle’s third row. An eight-passenger seating configuration is also available and Buick’s standard QuietTuning ensures a library-quiet driving experience.

All models come equipped with six standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags, roof rail head curtain air bags for all three seating rows, and thorax side air bags for first-row seats.

Other standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control.