Buick Enclave GMT967

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2008 Buick Enclave.jpg
Production period: 2007-2017
Class : SUV
Body versions : Station wagon
Gasoline engine : 3.6 liters (205–215 kW)
Length: 5113-5127 mm
Width: 2007 mm
Height: 1842 mm
Wheelbase : 3020-3023 mm
Empty weight : 2168-2316 kg
Previous model Buick Rainier
Buick Rendezvous
Buick Terraza
successor Buick Enclave (2017)
Rating in IIHS - Crash Test (2008), moderate overlap front, as GMC Acadia
Stars in the US NCAP crash test (2011) as a Chevrolet Traverse 5 Stars

The Buick Enclave of the first generation is a sport utility vehicle of the American brand Buick from the General Motors group manufactured from 2007 to 2017 .

Rear view of a metallic red Buick Enclave in New York
Rear view (2007-2012)

Model history

The basis for the design of the Enclave in 2003 was the Centieme study , which was presented for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). A near-series concept study, which was already called the Enclave, was presented at the NAIAS 2006. The production model was finally shown at the LA Auto Show in the same year.

He shared from model year 2008 as a technical basis the Lambda - platform by GM with the models Chevrolet Traverse , GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook . In the model range of Buick Enclave replaced the SUV models Rendezvous and Rainier and the people carrier Terraza .

The vehicle was revised for the 2013 model year.

In North America, the first generation of the Buick Enclave was replaced by the Buick Enclave (2017) in the 2018 model year . In China, the website for the first generation was online until 2018, but the model no longer appears in press releases regarding sales figures since June 2015.


Buick Enclave (2013-2017)

The Buick Enclave underwent a major facelift for the 2013 model year, the revised model was presented on April 3, 2012 at the New York International Auto Show . While the technology remained unchanged, the interior and exterior design of the vehicle were fundamentally revised, whereby the analog clock in the cockpit was retained.

The Enclave was this redesigned xenon headlights with LED - daytime running lights , a redesigned front bumper and rear lights with LED light guides.

The interior has mainly been upgraded with new controls for the automatic air conditioning, new wood trim and a standard GM IntelliLink infotainment system, which makes the interior look much more modern.

The safety equipment has been supplemented by a newly developed "Front Center Airbag ", which is attached to the inside of the seat and is intended to help prevent collisions between passengers and thus minimize the risk of injury. It is standard on all models of the Enclave.


The model was built at GM's Delta Township near Lansing (Michigan) from 2007 to 2017 . In 2015, a white Buick Enclave was the two-millionth vehicle built at this factory.

Vehicle properties

In the interior, the Buick Enclave offers three rows of seats for seven people. The vehicle, equipped either with front- wheel drive or optionally with all-wheel drive , is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine with a maximum output of 205 kW (275  hp ) in the first model year (engine code LY7), from then on from 215 kW (288 hp) (engine code LLT). There is a 6- speed automatic transmission between the engine and the drive train .


The equipment level is high in all Enclave models, which is why the Enclave, as the “luxury version” of the GM Lambda platform, is positioned higher and accordingly more expensive than its corporate brothers Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.

As of model year 2012, the equipment variants “CX” and “CXL” have been renamed to “Convenience”, “Leather” and “Premium”.

The basic equipment "Convenience Group" is already well equipped, the standard features include the IntelliLink radio with touchscreen, USB connection and XM radio , on-board computer, 3-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically adjustable driver's seat, 18-inch aluminum wheels, electric Openable and closable tailgate, xenon headlights, reversing camera and parking aid for the rear area.

This is followed by the “Leather Group”. It also includes electrically adjustable leather seats with heated seats, a blind spot warning system (BLIS) and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The highest equipment line is the "Premium Group". It also contains a Bose audio system, collision warning system, lane departure warning system, front seat cooling and an electrically adjustable steering column.

A navigation system, an entertainment system for the rear seats and, from "Premium Group", a panoramic sliding roof are optional for all Enclave models.

The standard equipment in North America was only supplemented for model year 2014 with two USB charging options for smartphones in the second row.


Galaxy White
melange beige
Poly Silver
denim blue
Imperial Blue
Mint Green
Dark Turquiose
Sunset Orange
super red
Red Rock
Pearl Black


In the IIHS crash test carried out with the GMC Acadia for the 2008 model year , the vehicle was rated “Good” in the “Moderate overlap front” test, and in the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse US NCAP crash test it received five stars in the overall rating.

Technical specifications

3.6 V6 3.6 V6 SIDI
Construction period 2007-2018 2008-2017
Engine characteristics
Motor type Gasoline engine
Engine type V6
Engine charging -
Mixture preparation Manifold injection Direct petrol injection
Displacement 3564 cc
Max. Power at min −1 205 kW (275 hp) / 6600 215 kW (288 hp) / 6300
Max. Torque in min -1 340 Nm / 3200 366 Nm / 3400
Power transmission
Drive, as standard Front wheel drive
Drive, optional all wheel drive
Gearbox, as standard 6-speed automatic transmission
Top speed 174 km / h
Acceleration, 0-100 km / h 8.7 s
Tank capacity 83 l

Web links

Commons : Buick Enclave (2007)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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