Video: 50 engineers pushed Buick Enclave tires to the limit

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

If you own a 2011 Buick Enclave, you should be really proud of the tires you’re riding own. According to GM, the tires went through a lot of abuse to prove their performance, durability and safety before being chosen. A team of more than 50 engineers tested numerous contenders to be Enclave’s original equipment tire at the company’s Tire-Wheel Systems Lab on GM’s Milford Proving Ground

“Tires are the only contact point you have with the road,” said Tire Engineering Group Manager Dave Cowger. “Your tires influence everything from fuel economy to steering and handling, road noise, and braking. So we beat the heck out of these tires in the lab to make sure they have the right traction, fuel economy, durability and other characteristics.”

“Having tires that reduce road noise is important to Enclave’s library quiet interior, which allows passengers seated in the third row to hear a conversation between first-row occupants without interference,” Buick said. “Enclave is the only crossover in its segment equipped with QuietTuning, Buick’s exclusive engineering process to reduce, block and absorb unwanted noise from entering Enclave’s cabin.”

Check out the video after the jump for more details.

– By: Roman Bronfenbrener