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Buick and GMC honored with multiple Consumer Guide "Best Buy" and "Recommended" awards

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Buick and GMC honored with multiple Consumer Guide "Best Buy" and "Recommended" awards

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2010 Buick LaCrosse and Enclave Named to Consumer Guide 2010 Best Buy and Recommended Award

The 2010 Buick LaCrosse and Enclave were named a best buy by Consumer Guide’s 2010 Best Buy and Recommended Award. The LaCrosse took top honors in the large car class and the Enclave in the premium midsize SUV class.

"These awards are great recognition for the LaCrosse and Enclave," said Brian Sweeney, general manager of Buick GMC. “Our goal with these vehicles has been to bring new buyers to Buick, and customers are getting that message, because the Enclave and new LaCrosse are selling quickly off dealer lots. This award is proof that our efforts are paying off.”

The Best Buy and Recommended Consumer Guide annual awards are chosen by Consumer Guide’s staff of ten full-time automotive editors who evaluate the vehicles on factors including performance, handling, reliability, ease of use, comfort, ability to meet everyday needs and value for the dollar.

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan offers all-wheel drive, a suite of advanced personal technologies and safety features and a luxurious interior.

The Buick Enclave is a popular luxury crossover that designed for those yearning to make a stament on the road. The vehicle features several technologies that provide customers with value and convenience.

Four GMC Vehicles Awarded Consumer Guide’s 2010 Best Buy and Recommended Award

Consumer Guide named four GMC vehicles to its annual Best Buy and Recommended Award list. The 2010 GMC Acadia and Yukon were awarded top honors as “Best Buys” in the midsize and large SUV class, and the 2010 Terrain and Sierra were named as “Recommended Buys” in the midsize SUV and large pick up class.

"We are pleased that four GMC models received Consumer Guide’s 2010 Best Buy and Recommended Award," said Brian Sweeney, general manager of Buick GMC. “Consumer Guide editors select these vehicles based on factors such as performance, reliability, handling and affordability, which are the same factors that our customers rate as key reasons they chose a GMC vehicle.”

The Best Buy and Recommended Award is Consumer Guide’s highest ranking. The annual award is given by Consumer Guide’s staff of ten full-time automotive editors who evaluate the vehicles on factors including performance, handling, reliability, ease of use, comfort, ability to meet everyday needs and value for the dollar.

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Consumer Guide is different than CR. The monthly print version ended almost 10 years ago. They had decent annual buying guides before the internet became so prevalent. They were never shy about recommending GM vehicles.

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Consumer Guide is different than CR. The monthly print version ended almost 10 years ago. They had decent annual buying guides before the internet became so prevalent. They were never shy about recommending GM vehicles.

Wow I didn't even catch that...apparently I can't read...ha ha

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Consumer Guide always seemed like a more fair review of a vehicle than Consumer Reports.

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It's good to see these vehicles getting recognition even if it is from CR...

The Enclave and Acadia are underpowered; the GMC Terrain is underpowered...and also one of the ugliest vehicles ever made.

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The Enclave and Acadia are underpowered; the GMC Terrain is underpowered...and also one of the ugliest vehicles ever made.

Underpowered relative to... what exactly? It's 10" to 12" longer than any crossover competition. Relative to one of the biggest sellers in the market, the Honda Pilot, it's got more horsepower, more torque at lower RPM, and a 6-speed transmission instead of a 5-speed. Honda Pilot 0-60 is 8.85 seconds. GMC Acadia is 8.72 seconds. Seems quite competative to me.

The Terrain's looks of course are subjective, but I don't think you can call it ugliest ever up against things like the Aztec, Isuzu Vehicross, and the new Hyundai SUV lineup. Keep in mind that the primary competition for the Terrain is the Honda CR-V. Just comparing 4-cylinders, the Terrain has more torque and one extra cog in the gear, but then there is a 6-cylinder option also. While you'll never win a drag race with any vehicle in this segment, the V6 model still has plenty of gusto. In day to day driving you'll never notice it doesn't have the most power in it's class unless you routinely race for pink slips with Toyota RAV-4s.... but then again, they just might have a stuck pedal.

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