(4.6) 32 reviews
MSRP: $12,797$25,273
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-20
Engine: 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 7-8
2012 Buick Enclave

Our Take on the 2012 Buick Enclave

Our Take

The Buick Enclave offers three rows of seats standard, with seating for up to eight people. While its sibling, the GMC Acadia, competes with garden-variety Hondas and Toyotas, Buick says the Enclave will go head-to-head with the Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX, among other crossovers.A hill-hold featur... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Low cushions for second and third rows
  • Aging navigation graphics
  • Large turning circle

Notable Features

  • 288-hp V-6
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Available AWD
  • Related to Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.