2012 Buick Enclave Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$36,500-$45,765
$34,675-$43,477
16 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No significant changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Buick Enclave is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV with a modern wagon-like profile. The Enclave is recognizable as a Buick by its signature waterfall grille up front, chrome portholes, and 3-dimensional multi-lens taillights. Although the model's platform is identical to that of the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, the Enclave offers more luxury features. The Enclave offers several option packages that resemble trim levels. The base Enclave features 19-inch wheels, wrap-around bi-Xenon headlights, power liftgate, and keyless entry as standard equipment. With proper equipment, towing capacity is 4,500 pounds.

Interior Features
The Buick Enclave's standard interior includes cloth upholstery. At no extra charge, the second-row captain's chairs can be exchanged for a bench seat that increases seating to 8 passengers. Some power features are included, along with cruise control, 6-speaker sound system, and a leather-and-wood steering wheel.

Optional Features
The option packages on the 2012 Enclave, which build on each other, are the Convenience Group (remote ignition, rearview camera, parking assist); Leather Group (leather upholstery, heated front seats, more power features); and the Premium Group (combines the other two groups and adds upgraded wheels, adaptive headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, premium audio system, and other enhancements). Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, two-pane sunroof, premium Bose surround-sound system, navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission are standard, with all-wheel drive optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Buick Enclave are:
- Enclave with front-wheel drive: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Enclave with all-wheel drive: 16/22/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Buick Enclave include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other safety features are optional.

In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Buick Enclave received 4 (out of 5) stars for front-impact crash protection and 5 stars for side-impact protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Enclave received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


What's New for 2012:
- No significant changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Buick Enclave is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV with a modern wagon-like profile. The Enclave is recognizable as a Buick by its signature waterfall grille up front, chrome portholes, and 3-dimensional multi-lens taillights. Although the model's platform is identical to that of the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, the Enclave offers more luxury features. The Enclave offers several option packages that resemble trim levels. The base Enclave features 19-inch wheels, wrap-around bi-Xenon headlights, power liftgate, and keyless entry as standard equipment. With proper equipment, towing capacity is 4,500 pounds.

Interior Features
The Buick Enclave's standard interior includes cloth upholstery. At no extra charge, the second-row captain's chairs can be exchanged for a bench seat that increases seating to 8 passengers. Some power features are included, along with cruise control, 6-speaker sound system, and a leather-and-wood steering wheel.

Optional Features
The option packages on the 2012 Enclave, which build on each other, are the Convenience Group (remote ignition, rearview camera, parking assist); Leather Group (leather upholstery, heated front seats, more power features); and the Premium Group (combines the other two groups and adds upgraded wheels, adaptive headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, premium audio system, and other enhancements). Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, two-pane sunroof, premium Bose surround-sound system, navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Buick Enclave is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission are standard, with all-wheel drive optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Buick Enclave are:
- Enclave with front-wheel drive: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Enclave with all-wheel drive: 16/22/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Buick Enclave include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other safety features are optional.

In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Buick Enclave received 4 (out of 5) stars for front-impact crash protection and 5 stars for side-impact protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Enclave received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


Available Trims for the 2012 Buick Enclave
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Base (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36500.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Leather (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40400.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Premium (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43765.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Base (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38500.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Leather (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42400.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Premium (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45765.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Convenience (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37420.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Convenience (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39420.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
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INTERIOR
  • Seating, 7-passenger second-row captain's chairs, flat folding and SmartSlide access to third row, third row flat folding 60/40 split bench
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way power (fore/aft) with manual recline and lumbar
  • Floor mats, front and rear auxiliary, covering (Floormats first, second and third row.)
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with Mahogany wood accents
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation includes Driver Information Center, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery, gear selector, outside air temperature and compass display
  • Instrumentation, engine oil life monitor
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down features, passenger Express-Down feature
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control
  • Remote Keyless Entry, with no remote start provision
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer with content theft alarm
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger and rear seat occupants
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Glovebox, locking, passenger-side of instrument panel
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Seating, 7-passenger second-row captain's chairs, flat folding and SmartSlide access to third row, third row flat folding 60/40 split bench (Inboard armrest not included when (DK1) second row center console is ordered.)
  • Perforated Leather Seating Surface
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat adjuster, 4-way power front passenger (fore-aft and recline), power lumbar
  • Memory settings, memory "presets" for 2 drivers, with 8-way power driver seat includes easy exit driver seat, power outside mirrors, and power tilt and telescopic steering column (if equipped)
  • Instrumentation includes Driver Information Center, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery, gear selector, outside air temperature and compass display (Digital compass display moves to navigation screen with (UUM) Audio system with Navigation and (U4H) Audio system with Rear Seat Entertainment and Navigation.)
  • Remote vehicle start system
  • Seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger
  • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
  • Power outlet, 3-prong household-style, 115-volt
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R18-109S all-season, blackwall
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, chromed
  • Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon, projector lamps hi/low bi-functional with blue tint lenses and chromed bezels
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Fog lamps, front, halogen, with projector technology
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted, rear-side, quarter panel and liftgate
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Liftgate, rear power
  • Wheels, 4-19" x 7.5" (48.3 cm x 19.1 cm) fifteen-spoke machined aluminum
  • Tires, P255/60R19-108S all-season, blackwall, Michelin
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire (Not available or included with (V92) Trailering Provision Package.)
  • Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) Chrome-Clad aluminum, 9-spoke
  • Headlights, articulating
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 with SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection), DOHC (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • Trailering provisions, 2000 lbs. (907 kg)
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg)
  • Suspension, Premium Ride, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Exhaust, dual with bright chromed tips
  • All-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg)
PACKAGE
  • Driver Confidence Package includes (BTV) remote vehicle starter system, (UD7) Ultrasonic rear parking assist and (UVC) rearview camera system
  • Luxury Package includes (DNP) outside, power folding, auto-dimming driver side, body-color, heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, (TSH) articulating headlights, (N38) power, tilt and telescopic steering column and (KB6) heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats
SAFETY
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Traction control, full-range
  • StabiliTrak Stability Control System with roll over mitigation
  • Daytime Running Lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and side curtain for first, second and third row outboard passengers with Passenger Sensing System and roll over protection (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
  • Rearview camera system, integrated into rearview mirror (Integrated into navigation display if (UUM) Audio system with Navigation or (U4H) Audio system with Rear Seat Entertainment and Navigation are ordered.)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, speed-compensated volume, Radio Data System (RDS), Theftlock, auxiliary audio jack which enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players, and 6-speakers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Inerface)
  • QuietTuning Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.
  • Bose Sound System single CD Player with MP3 playback. Includes Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, ETR AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio jack which enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players, speed-compensated volume, Theftlock, Radio Data System (RDS) and rear audio controls with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included). 115v outlet and USB port included

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