That's the thing. The CX-9 is not that "sporty". Despite all the marketing mumbo jumbo, it's just not that fun to drive. As for price, it's not any cheaper than the Outlook with similar options, and the included options in the Enclave are well worth the extra couple of thousand dollars.Smokin SRX said:Didn't read the review yet, but I know they put a lot of importance on "sportiness" and "value"...........IE $$$$$$$ and the CX9 is similar somewhat in features/size but cheaper by a lot. ( I believe 4-7 thousand!) It doesn't have 4 year Bump-to-bumper or 5 years 100,000 miles Power train either! So to be fair...........I'd call it a "economical man's" Enclave". I not insulted by their choice cause i know the criteria used! I just wanted a superior Crossover
LOL, :thumb:MRBUICK said:I have been a subsciber since I was a teenager(back in the olden days).
Speaking from experience, it is very much worth the wait. It has made up for our long wait (5+mths) and then some. I have driven GM my whole life and so far this is the best new vehicle we have ever purchased. I can't imagine a Lexus or Cadillac being any better for the money. Although I have never driven one, only looked through the windows, I can't see the CX9 being in the same class. If we had settled for our 2nd or 3rd choices, I would have been very disappointed.BUICKNEWBIE said:But once we saw the Enclave it was game over. The luxury and the interior space of the Enclave won us over. We especially liked the third row space and luggage space. Yes the Enclave is more expensive but it is worth it. We felt good driving the Enclave. Only problem is the long wait for delivery. We ordered August 12th and are still waiting with no end in site.
The Enclave was one of the models specifically reviewed. No Outlook or Acadia, because it was for vehicles either entirely new for 2008, or with significant changes for 2008.coop said:What else did they test, was Enclave even included in the test? In 2008 SUV list they list Enclave as underpower for its weight, while Outlook and Acadia got raves. I bet they didn't bother driving the Enclave, thinking it is just like any other Lambda.
coop said:I am glad that Toyota didn't win it.
I know everyone is upset with the result, but the real question is does it matter?
If you go out today and Mazda dealer tells you that it is SUV of the year, will you buy it, or will you still wait 5 months for your Enclave to arrive? I bet you will wait, I know I would.
This is a good point. So, I started looking at the winners for 2007. In 2007 Motor Trend named the Mercedes GL450 as SUV of the year. Did they test the 07 Acadia or Outlook? Of course not.stiffi said:The Enclave was one of the models specifically reviewed. No Outlook or Acadia, because it was for vehicles either entirely new for 2008, or with significant changes for 2008.
Maybe the late introduction of the Acadia & Outlook(Jan 07) had something to do with them being excluded.axiama said:This is a good point. So, I started looking at the winners for 2007. In 2007 Motor Trend named the Mercedes GL450 as SUV of the year. Did they test the 07 Acadia or Outlook? Of course not.