2012 Buick Enclave Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,033 - $42,400
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
288
Seats
7-8
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,033 - $42,400
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
288
Seats
7-8

Ranks #7 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.7 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

While the Buick Enclave might not hold the same badge prestige as its Japanese and German competitors, it does hold a lower price tag and achieves better fuel economy than many others. That lower price doesn't equate to less, though, as the Enclave is just as luxurious as the rest with its quiet cabin, comfortable ride and seating for up to eight passengers.

Buick Enclave Models & Trims

Base $13,847 - $15,774*
Horsepower: 288 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Leather $40,400 - $42,400*
Horsepower: 288 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $13,651 - $15,730*
Horsepower: 288 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Convenience $13,033 - $14,914*
Horsepower: 288 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.6

111 Reviews

67% 27% 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Beautifully made car with ample room for children, cargo, etc.

The Buick enclave I drive is perfect for those with multiple children. The captain seats and roomy space in the back is the main reason I purchased the vehicle. The interior is also one of luxury with leather seats and a wood grain steering wheel. It is also equipped with a DVD player that is perfect for long road trips with the family. All the seats in the back lay down leaving plenty of room to store or haul large items.

- Alexandria L

Our six year old Enclave looks great today but continues to function well.

My Enclave is incredibly good looking and remains current in appearance even though it is 6 years old. The only concern we have had is with the power steering which was easily repaired. The area in back is very spacious and allows us to carry many items for my wife’s antique business. We have had no problems starting our vehicle even though it sits outside in Minnesota winters.

- Gary B

My vehicle is very safe, I bought it for that reason.

I love my Buick it is a really good reliable car. It is dependable and I don't really have problems with it. Compared to some of my of others cars that I had this car is awesome! The only dislike is that the tires get low frequently. But I think that has to do more with the bumpy roads than anything else. I do not think that has to do with the car.

- Victoria F

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,847 - $15,774
$40,400 - $42,400

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
288 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6
3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
38.5 - 40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 in.
36.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
38.7 - 39 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/60R19
P255/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
118.9 in.
118.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
201.8 in.
201.8 in.

Width

Width
79 in.
79 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4780 - 4980 .lbs
4780 - 4980 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
288 hp

Torque

Torque
270 ft. lbs.
270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 450 .lbs
200 - 450 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22 gal.
22 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings