2008 Buick Enclave

Overview

The stunning Buick Enclave luxury crossover is the epitome of style, luxury and confidence. It was designed to be the quietest SUV on the road. It also has the room, comfort and versatility of a full-size SUV wrapped in a stunning midsize package. With first-class accommodations for seven or eight passengers and 116.2 cu. ft. of available cargo room, Enclave is the most accommodating luxury crossover SUV in its class. A 275 hp V6, 360° safety and sophisticated features including an available rear camera, voice-activated navigation, standard High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and OnStar give Enclave the highest technology of any Buick ever.

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Top Ten Features

  • Stunning exterior styling Exterior styling is virtually unchanged from the showstopping Enclave concept vehicle. Enclave’s styling is distinctly Buick and is exclusive and unique to Enclave. Not one single exterior sheet-metal panel is shared with any other GM vehicle.
  • Warm and inviting interior Enclave’s interior is equally unique with premium materials, chrome accents and soft-to-thetouch surfaces that create a warm and inviting environment—Buick style.
  • Premium technology Enclave’s luxury includes high-technology usually found only on premium vehicles. Examples include available articulating HID headlamps, a backup video camera integrated into the available navigation screen and a standard power liftgate.
  • QuietTuning This exclusive Buick process is carried to new levels on Enclave with triple door seals and acoustic-laminated windshield and front side glass. As a result of these measures, Enclave is expected to be the quietest SUV on the road.
  • Car-like ride and handling With its Body Frame Integral architecture, independent front and rear suspensions and variableeffort power rack-and-pinion steering, Enclave rides and handles like a luxury sedan. Yet, it also provides the interior capabilities of a full-size SUV.
  • Third row comfort Even though Enclave is a midsize SUV, it provides plenty of room for full-size adults to stretch out and relax in the third row. A separate rear HVAC unit and separate floor and ceiling vents add to the third row’s comfort.
  • 360° safety Enclave surrounds passengers with safety. Features range from a strong, rugged safety cage with high-strength, dual-phase steel to standard StabiliTrak with Roll-Over Mitigation, front side-impact air bags, the industry’s largest 3-row headcurtain side-impact air bags and OnStar.
  • Power and fuel economy Enclave’s sophisticated 275 hp 3.6L V6 is one of the most powerful engines in its class. It provides smooth acceleration and confident highway passing. It is also one of the most fuel-efficient engines in its class, delivering better fuel economy than major competitors.
  • Right-sized design Enclave’s right-sized design accommodates up to eight passengers and provides more cargo space than many full-size SUVs. Yet, Enclave is a nimble, agile midsize SUV with a smooth, quiet and controlled ride.
  • Best-in-class warranty Enclave provides your customers with the confidence of Buick’s premium 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty plus GM’s 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. It includes courtesy transportation and 24-hour roadside assistance coverage. No competitor can match the duration of Enclave’s warranty protection.

Power & Handling

  • 3.6L VVT V6 engine The advanced, all-aluminum 3.6L V6 balances outstanding fuel economy with superb response and low emissions. Design highlights include dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, VVT and Electronic Throttle Control. The engine has strong low rpm response and impressive acceleration at higher speeds. - 275 hp @ 6600 rpm. - 251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm.
  • Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed automatic transmission Performance and fuel economy are enhanced by Enclave’s 6-speed automatic transmissionone of the few 6-speeds in the segment. The transmission enables up to 8% improved performance and up to 4% improved fuel economy when compared with 4-speed automatics. The + and - signs on the shifter allow the driver to manually select the top gear or select a gear range. The feature does not hold the transmission in a gear, but limits the upper gear range. If the driver needs more acceleration, the transmission automatically downshifts based on throttle position. This feature is helpful when pulling a trailer or hauling heavy cargo on a downhill grade.
  • Fuel economy Enclave has one of the most fuelefficient engines in its class. 2008 EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway (FWD). 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway (AWD).
  • Independent front suspension MacPherson strut design, direct-acting stabilizer bar, aluminum steering knuckles and full perimeter isolated cradle. Spring rates and stabilizer bars were selected to provide flat, stable handling.
  • Independent rear suspension State-of-the-art linked "H" design, coil springs with twin tube shock absorbers mounted on an isolated sub-frame. The mounting design reduces noise and vibration from being transmitted to the passenger compartment and results in minimal floor pan intrusion.
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS Large 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS enhance Enclave’s stopping power and help reduce stopping distance. Enclave’s brakes are among the largest in its class.
  • Traction control Full-range traction control that reduces engine throttle and/or applies the brakes is standard. It helps control wheel spin during hard launches and acceleration on all types of road surfaces.
  • Active intelligent all-wheel drive Requires no driver intervention. The system automatically decides how much torque to apply and delivers it to the wheels with the best traction. The proactive system continuously monitors and provides the optimal level of power distribution between the wheels. It uses two feedback maps that optimize handling and traction independently and simultaneously.
  • StabiliTrak with Roll-Over Mitigation Helps the driver maintain vehicle control in all weather conditions by leveraging the ABS and traction control systems. Sensors compare the vehicle’s actual path with the path the driver is steering. StabiliTrak modulates the individual front brakes and/or reduces power to help the driver maintain control, especially during severe handling maneuvers. Roll-Over Mitigation proactively senses the potential for a vehicle rollover and applies brake pressure when needed to manage lateral tire grip.
  • Variable-effort power rack-and-pinion steering Adds assist at low speeds for more maneuverability and less assist at higher speeds to enhance control.
  • Trailering Provision Package Gives Enclave a 4500-lb. towing capacity. Includes transmission cooler, wiring harness and factory-installed hitch.
  • Wheels and tires Enclave has the largest standard wheels in the segment. CX FWD and AWD: 18" 6-double-spoke painted aluminum wheel (PZ3) with P255/65R18-109S all-season Goodyear tires are standard. 18" 6-double-spoke machined aluminum wheels (QS6) are available. CXL FWD and AWD: 19" 15-spoke machined aluminum wheels (P65) with P255/60R19-108S all-season Michelin tires are standard. 19" 7-spoke chromed aluminum wheels are available.
  • Exclusive, stylish exterior Enclave features a beautifully crafted exterior. Its dramatic waterfall black chrome grille makes a stunning statement. Chrome accents used for the door handles, window trim, portholes and dual exhausts add to Enclave’s exceptional looks.
  • Luxury car fit and finish Enclave’s body panel fit meets or exceeds +- 0.75mm, the build quality found on Lexus and BMW SUVs.
  • Premium materials Enclave’s interior is the epitome of casual elegance. Premium materials include chrome accents, soft-to-the touch surfaces, a distinctive analog clock, lapis blue LED lighting and backlighting, genuine mahogany on the steering wheel and camphor burl wood appliqu豮
  • Exterior lighting Standard HID headlamps provide twice as much light output compared to conventional halogen headlamps. Enclave’s standard fog lamps feature halogen projector technology. Enclave also offers articulating HID headlamps that illuminate the road when rounding curves. Motor-driven Xenon beams turn as the vehicle turns and can enhance driver vision by up to 90%. Included with Luxury Package available on CXL.
  • Heated power outside mirrors Include integrated turn signal indicators. Power-folding outside mirrors with a driver auto-dimming feature are included with the Luxury Package available on CXL.
  • Power liftgate Adds convenience and is standard.
  • Sunroof and skylight An oversized power tilt-sliding sunroof and fixed skylight with power sunshade make Enclave feel even more spacious inside. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Includes audible and visual warnings that alert the driver about certain stationary objects near the rear of the vehicle. Included with the Driver Confidence Package available on CX and CXL.
  • Rear backup camera Allows drivers to see what is immediately behind Enclave via the navigation system display screen. Included with the navigation system available on CX and CXL.
  • QuietTuning Enclave features Buick’s all-encompassing approach to eliminating noise and vibration from entering the cabin. Acoustic materials and treatments are strategically placed throughout Enclave help to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration sources and pathways.
  • Flexible 7- or 8-passenger seating 7-passenger seating is standard and includes two captain’s chairs for the second row. An available 3-passenger, split-folding, second row bench seat allows seating for eight.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Convenience features Standard equipment includes programmable Universal Home Remote, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with compass display, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Driver Information Center.
  • SmartSlide seats SmartSlide second row seats make it easy to get to and get out of Enclave’s third row. The seats fold vertically and push forward to give Enclave the largest opening to and from the rear seat of any SUV. Included with standard captain’s chairs and available split-folding second row bench seat. All second row seats have 4" of fore/aft travel for additional second or third row leg room.
  • Power seats A 6-way power driver seat and 2-way power front passenger seat with manual lumbar are standard on CX. CXL has a standard 8-way power driver seat with power recline and a 4-way power front-passenger seat. Four-way power lumbar is included on CXL front seats.
  • Heated, leather-appointed seating surfaces CXL has standard leather-appointed seating surfaces. The front seats have premium perforated leather upholstery and are heated.
  • Storage and convenience Storage highlights include a two-level, center console with fore/aft adjustment and a rear cargo floor compartment.
  • Memory Allows two memory settings for the driver seat, outside mirrors and power tilt and telescoping steering column (if equipped). Standard on CXL.
  • Steering wheel Audio and cruise controls are included on the standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine mahogany wood trim. A tilt/telescoping steering column is standard. A power tilt/telescoping steering column is included on CXL with the available Luxury Package.
  • Tri-zone climate control Enclave’s climate controls keep occupants in all three rows comfortable. The rear seats use a separate HVAC unit to quickly cool or heat the rear-seat area. Air vents in the floor and headliner are designed specifically for the third row. An automatic system up front allows the driver and front passenger to select individual temperature settings.
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System Activates the engine and pre-cools or pre-heats the cabin. The A/C system is activated automatically on hot days and the windshield defroster and rear-window defogger are activated on cold days. Included with the Driver Confidence Package available on CX and CXL.
  • Convenience features
  • AM/FM stereo CD player (US8) Includes MP3 capability, six speakers, seek-and-scan, digital clock, speed-compensated volume, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and auxiliary audio jack. Standard on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #1 (US9) 6-disc, in-dash CD changer, MP3, Advanced Bose 10-speaker system and rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #2 (UVA) Advanced Bose 10-speaker 5.1 Surround Sound with DVD entertainment system, rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks and two wireless headphones. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #3 (U3R) Advanced Bose 10- speaker system, voice-activated touch-screen navigation, rear backup camera and rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #4 (UZR) Advanced Bose 10-speaker 5.1 Surround Sound with DVD entertainment system, voice-activated touch-screen navigation, rear backup camera and rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks and two wireless headphones. Available on CX and CXL.
  • XM Satellite Radio Standard factory-installed equipment with three trial months for customers to experience XM. Subscription required after trial expiration.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.6L DOHC VVT V6, 275 @ 6600, 251 @ 3200
    • 3.5L DOHC V6 w/ Dual VVT-i, 270 @ 6200, 251 @ 4700
    • 3.7L SOHC VTEC V6, 300 @ 6000, 275 @ 5000
    • 3.5L DOHC V6, 265 @ 6250, 250 @ 4500
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg)
    • 16/24 (FWD); 16/22 (AWD)
    • 18/23 (FWD); 17/22 (AWD)
    • 15/20
    • 14/20
    • Recommended fuel
    • Regular
    • Premium
    • Premium
    • Regular
    • Fuel capacity (gal.)
    • 22.0
    • 19.2
    • 21.0
    • 19.0 (FWD); 20.0 (AWD)
    • Transmission
    • 6-speed auto. w/ manual up/down
    • 5-speed auto.
    • 5-speed auto. w/ Sequential SportShift
    • 6-speed auto.
    • Grade Shift Control
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Maximum towing (lbs.)
    • 2000; 45002 (A)
    • 2000; 35002 (A)
    • 5000
    • 35002 (A)
    • Front suspension
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Rear suspension
    • Ind. linked H-arm
    • Ind. dual-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Ind. 4-link
    • Suspension options
    • -
    • Air Ride (A)
    • Active Damper System (A)
    • -
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • AWD
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • Steering
    • Variable-effort power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • 4-wheel disc ABS brakes,front/rear
    • ventilated/ventilated (S)
    • ventilated/solid disc (S)
    • ventilated/solid disc (S)
    • ventilated/ventilated (S)
    • Wheels
    • 19" aluminum
    • 17" aluminum; 18" aluminum (A)
    • 18" aluminum
    • 18" aluminum
    • Tires
    • P255/60R19
    • 225/65R17; 235/55R18 (A)
    • P255/55R18
    • P245/60R18
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 118.9
    • 106.9
    • 108.3
    • 111.2
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 67.3/67.1
    • 62.0/61.2
    • 67.7/67.5
    • 65.1/64.4
    • Leather front seats
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Heated front seats
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Power driver seat
    • 8-way
    • 10-way
    • 8-way
    • 8-way
    • Driver seat/mirror memory
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • 2nd row fore/aft travel
    • S (Smart Slide)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • Flat-folding 2nd and 3rd row seats
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • 2nd row seats
    • Captain’s chairs; 60/40 bench (A)
    • 40/20/40 bench
    • 60/40 bench
    • 60/40 bench
    • 3rd row seats
    • 60/40 bench
    • -
    • 50/50 bench
    • -
    • Rear-seat HVAC/air conditioning (tri-zone)
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Sunroof w/ skylight panel and sunshade
    • A
    • A
    • S (Moonroof only)
    • A
    • Luggage rack side rails
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Remote Vehicle Starter System
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Power liftgate
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • Under-floor cargo storage
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Tilt and telescoping steering column
    • Manual; Power (A)
    • Manual tilt only; Power (A)
    • Power
    • Manual
    • Genuine wood trim
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Universal Home Remote
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
    • S (w/ compass)
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Heated washer fluid
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Rear park assist
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Rear back-up camera
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM, 3 mo.)
    • A (XM/SIRIUS)
    • S (XM, 3 mo.)
    • S (SIRIUS)
    • Audio speakers std.
    • 6
    • 8
    • 8
    • 6
    • CD player/changer
    • Single-disc; 6-disc (A)
    • 6-disc
    • 6-disc
    • 6-disc
    • MP3
    • S
    • MP3/WPA-formatted CDs
    • S
    • S
    • Aux. audio jack
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Available premium audio system
    • Bose, 10-speaker
    • 11-speaker
    • 10-speaker
    • 14-speaker
    • DVD entertainment system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Voice-activated navigation
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Max. cargo volume, behind 1st row (cu. ft.)
    • 116.2
    • 84.7
    • 83.5
    • 68.6
    • Max. cargo volume, behind 2nd row (cu. ft.)
    • 67.5
    • 38.3
    • 42.9
    • 32.3
    • Max. cargo volume, behind 3rd row (cu. ft.)
    • 18.9
    • -
    • 15.0
    • -
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 8
    • 5
    • 7
    • 5
    • Head room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 40.4/39.0/37.2
    • 39.3/38.6/-
    • 39.2/38.6/35.7
    • 40.0/39.3/-
    • Leg room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 41.3/36.9/33.2
    • 42.5/36.4/-
    • 41.2/38.7/29.1
    • 40.7/39.6/-
    • Shoulder room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 62.0/61.4/57.4
    • 57.9/57.1/-
    • 61.6/61.5/57.1
    • 58.9/58.8/-
    • Hip room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 57.4/57.0/48.3
    • 55.6/55.1/
    • 59.0/59.1/42.9
    • 54.8/56.2/-
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 4/50,000
    • 4/50,000
    • 4/50,000
    • 4/50,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 6/70,000
    • 6/70,000
    • 6/70,000
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 4/unlimited
    • 4/50,000
    • 6/70,000
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Rust-through warranty
    • 6/unlimited
    • 6/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • QuietTuning or equivalent
    • S
    • Additional NVH measures
    • Additional NVH measures
    • Comfort & Quietness Technology
    • Telematics: OnStar or equivalent
    • S (12 mo.)
    • -
    • A (AcuraLink)
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • Xenon HID headlamps
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Articulating headlamps
    • A (HID)
    • A (HID)
    • -
    • A (Projector Beam)
    • Fog lamps
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Dual-stage frontal and front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags (all rows)
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Driver’s side knee air bag
    • -
    • S
    • S (Driver and front passenger)
    • -
    • 3-point safety belts (all seat positions)
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • RKE, immobilizer and theft deterrent systemS
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S

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