AWDReport.com - A Buyer's Guide to All Wheel Drive Cars, Wagons and Crossovers

Under $20,000 | $19 - $21,000 | $20 - $23,000 | $22 - $25,000 | $24 - $27,000 | $26 - $29,000 |
      $28 - $30,000 | $29 - $31,000 | $30 - $33,000 | $31 - $34,000 | $32 - $35,000 | $34 - $38,000 |
           $36 - $40,000 | $39 - $42,000 | $41 - $44,000 | $42 - $45,000 | $44 - $47,000 | $45 - $48,000 |
               $46 - $51,000 | $49 - $53,000 | $51 - $57,000 | $55 - $60,000 | $60 - $69,000 |
                        $66 - $73,000 | $69 - $79,000 | $78 - $92,000 | $88 - $125,000 | More than $120,000 |

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2009 Buick Enclave

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Buick only HAS 3 vehicles to sell, and only 1 is available with AWD; the Enclave, which is the Buick version of the Lambda platform. Which makes their poor proofreading of the site inexcusable. But at least this year I can actually get the Buick site to run, which it wouldn't for well over a year. Thank god the cars are better than the web site. I've not had the pleasure of evaluating an Enclave up close, but I have come across several industry sources that were very favorable. Enough for me to reconsider my inherent bias against cookie cutter-ism at GM. Perhaps they did carve out a different enough vehicle on this one to give us real choice among the Lambda platform variants. That's all we ask. Some real choice. We all have different priorities among our different "needs" sets. Stop preaching "diversity", and give us some!


Chevrolet AWD Choices

2009 Saturn Outlook The 2009 Buick Enclave It is indeed more than a cookie cutter version of the GMC Acadia which was the vehicle GM used to launch the Lambda series of CUV's. It's graceful body panels are among the best looking anyone has to offer, from Mazda to Lexus. There are 2 versions available; the CX and CXL. Both will have the same drivetrain; with or without AWD, but the AWD versions will have a bit less in terms of final gear ratio, probably in a quest to equalize fuel economy as much as possible. The CX comes with 18 inch wheels and tires, while the CXL rides on 19 inchers. If you anticipate doing tons of miles on your next ride, you might want to look at the relative availability and pricing between those 2 sizes. You may opt for the 18's. The Enclave CX with AWD starts at $37,070
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