The 2013 Buick Enclave is one affluence SUV that buzz car shoppers should avoid, according to the automotive experts over at Consumer Reports.
The publication, which articular the affliction acclimated affluence SUVs to buy in a contempo article, claims the 2013 Buick Enclave was a “competitive but not top-scoring three-row SUV back it was new,” and has a cardinal of notable weaknesses, including its “rear visibility, awkward adjustment of some controls and an unimpressive ammunition abridgement of 15 mpg all-embracing from the 3.6-liter V6 engine.” Its experts additionally say the six-speed automated manual is “hesitant to downshift” and adduce that “time has apparent these archetypal years additionally accept able-bodied beneath boilerplate reliability.”
It didn’t accept all bad things to say about the SUV, though. The 2013 Buick Enclave is “pretty active for such a big vehicle,” CR‘s experts say, and the third-row bench is ample abundant to board adults. They additionally acclaim the fit and accomplishment as actuality “excellent,” and acceptable the accession of an bigger infotainment arrangement for the 2013 archetypal year.
Still, CR believes that anyone attractive at potentially acrimonious up a 2013 Buick Enclave would be bigger off accepting article else. One another they advance is the 2013 Acura MDX, which it says has a “responsive” 3.7-liter V6 engine, admirable 18 mpg all-embracing ammunition abridgement appraisement and “impressive” autogenous fit and finish. The MDX’s third-row bench is “tight for anyone but kids,” however, so the Enclave could be above for anyone planning on bushing all three rows up with bodies on a approved basis.
It’s account pointing out the 2013 Buick Enclave is a previous-generation archetypal and has back been replaced with the second-generation GM C1XX-based version. With a newer GM 3.6L LFY V6 agent and GM nine-speed automated transmission, amid added improvements, a acclimated second-generation Enclave is additionally a acceptable another to a acclimated first-generation model.
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