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2012 Buick Enclave Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $36,500 - $45,765 | 16 MPG City - 22 MPG Highway

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2012 Buick Enclave Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Buick Enclave Sport Utility Crossover

One of the Enclave's strengths is that it's sized closer to a mid-size SUV, yet its interior makes excellent use of the space so that it can accommodate up to eight passengers, rivaling some full-size SUVs. Factor in a controlled ride and crisp, car-like handling, an extensive list of standard features and top-notch safety and the Enclave is an alternative family-mover that deserves a look.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the Enclave gets a trim name reworking. The SUV now comes in Convenience, Leather and Premium trim levels, but the equipment list is similar to last year's.

Model Strengths

  • Smooth, responsive powertrain
  • roomy interior
  • smooth ride
  • safety

Model Review

The 2012 Buick Enclave shares its underlying architecture with the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. It comes powered by a 3.6L V6, which makes 288 horsepower and has the responsiveness of a small V8, thanks to variable valve timing. The Enclave's good for an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway on regular gas. The only available transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Buyers have a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with either the base, Convenience, Leather and Premium trim.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2012 Buick Enclave Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr Base

Engine

Engine Type 3.6L Gas V6
Horsepower 288 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 270 @ 3400 RPM
Optional Engines V6-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 22.0 gal
Fuel Economy 17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 528 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 in.
Tires P255/65SR18

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 7 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.4 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.0 in. / 36.9 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 118.9 in.
Curb Weight 4780 lb.
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2012 Buick Enclave Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr Base

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Telematics Standard
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Quad Bucket Seats Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Additional Rear Seat Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Auxiliary Power Outlet Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional
Roof Rack Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Player Optional
Entertainment System Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional