The odds are good that if you were a baby boomer, or a member of Generation X growing up in North America, you knew a well to do family with three kids (or more), and their ride was a Buick Estate wagon. For decades, the big Buick wagons offered a combination of style, size and luxury that elevated the owner (and their families) above the more basic people movers of the day. Meet the Enclave-the spiritual descendant of those grand wagons.
Introduced as a 2008 model, the Enclave closes a confusing chapter in Buick’s recent history of MPVs, where the better part of the past decade trotted out a sporadic series of crossovers, minivans and SUVs, none of which caught on with the public. As if awakened from a spell of amnesia, the brand has wisely chosen to focus on what made Buick a success in the 1950’s and 1960’s-traditional American luxury done right-with style and quality.