2009 Buick Enclave

Overview

Enclave combines a confident ride with a well-crafted, spacious cabin and beautiful exterior styling. It comfortably accommodates up to eight passengers with lots of room left for gear. Designed specifically to be a crossover, Enclave has the ride quality you find in luxury sedans. The 288 hp 3.6L VVTSIDI V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission work in precise harmony delivering smooth, responsive power. Enclave is one of the quietest crossovers on the road with first-class accommodations in all three rows. Premium standard features include a power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, SmartSlide seats, six air bags, StabiliTrak with Roll-Over

Top Ten Features

  • 1. Stunning exterior styling The styling is distinctly Buick and is exclusive and unique to Enclave. Not a single exterior sheetmetal panel is shared with another GM vehicle.
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  • 2. 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.
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  • 3. Premium technologies Enclave’s luxury extends to high-end technologies often found only on premium vehicles. Available articulating High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, a rearview camera system, voice-activated navigation, XM NavTraffic, XM Radio and OnStar are just a few of the sophisticated technologies offered on Enclave.
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  • 4. QuietTuning Buick’s exclusive noisereduction processes reach new levels on Enclave. Enclave is quieter than the Lexus RX 350, the Acura MDX and the Mercedes R-Class thanks to noise reduction measures like triple door seals and acoustic-laminated windshield and front side glass.
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  • 5. Car-like ride and handling Enclave’s Body Frame Integral (BFI) architecture, independent front and rear suspensions and variable-effort power rack-and-pinion steering create a smooth, nimble, quiet and controlled ride. Enclave has the dynamics of a luxury sedan with the interior space of some full-size SUVs.
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  • 6. Third row comfort Enclave is a midsize crossover but provides ample room for fullsize adults in the third row. A separate rear HVAC unit and separate floor and ceiling vents add to the third row’s comfort.
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  • 7. 360 degrees of confidence Enclave surrounds passengers with safety. Total Vision Technology helps you see and be seen. And every Enclave is equipped with a host of standard occupant protection features. Safety highlights include a strong safety cage with high-strength, dual-phase steel, StabiliTrak with Roll-Over Mitigation, front side-impact air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags with rollover protection for all three rows, HID Xenon headlamps and OnStar.
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  • 8. Power and fuel economy Enclave’s sophisticated 288 hp 3.6L VVT SIDI Direct Injection V6 engine is one of the most powerful in its class. It provides smooth acceleration and confident highway passing with class-leading gasoline fuel economy.
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  • 9. First-class travel in all three rows Enclave comfortably accommodates up to eight passengers. It has 116.2 cu. ft. of cargo area more cargo space than many full-size SUVs. A second row console and a choice of entertainment packages make the journey even more enjoyable.
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  • 10. America’s Best Coverage Enclave provides owners with the confidence of Buick’s excellent 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-tobumper new vehicle warranty plus GM’s 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty with courtesy transportation and 24-hour roadside assistance. It’s a suite of services no other manufacturer can match.
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Power & Handling

  • 3.6L VVT SIDI Direct Injection V6 engine Enclave’s advanced, all-aluminum 3.6L V6 balances outstanding fuel economy with superb response and low emissions. For 2009, the V6 includes Direct Injection technology, which increases combustion efficiency and helps reduce emissions, particularly during cold starts. The V6 features a dual overhead camshaft design, four valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Electronic Throttle Control. In addition to excellent noise, vibration and harshness control, the V6 also delivers high torque response over a broad rpm band. - 288 hp @ 6300 rpm. - 270 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm.
  • Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed automatic transmission Enclave’s smooth shifting 6-speed automatic transmission is one of the few 6-speeds in the segment. It provides impressive acceleration with nearly imperceptible shifts and contributes to Enclave’s impressive fuel economy. When towing heavy loads on downhill grades, the transmission’s Automatic Grade Shift Logic can shift to a lower gear, providing additional braking via the transmission. Buttons on the console shifter offer manual gear shifting. - The + and - signs on the shifter allow the driver to manually select the top gear or a gear range. This feature is helpful when pulling a trailer or heavy cargo on downhill grades and limits the upper gear range. If the driver needs more acceleration, the transmission automatically downshifts based on throttle position.
  • Fuel economy Enclave has class-leading gasoline fuel economy. 2009 EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings: - 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway (FWD). - 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway (AWD).
  • Independent front suspension MacPherson strut design. The top of the struts are mounted to the chassis through isolated strut mounts. A direct-acting stabilizer bar helps provide a more immediate feel during turns while a full perimeter isolated cradle reduces road noise from entering the cabin. Spring rates and stabilizer bars were selected to provide flat, stable handling.
  • Independent rear suspension The linked H design includes an isolated mounting system that reduces the transmission of noise and vibration to the passenger compartment. Coil springs with twin tube shock absorbers are mounted on an isolated sub-frame. The sophisticated design enhances handling with minimal floor pan intrusion into passenger and cargo space.
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS Enclave has large, 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS. The brakes include Panic Brake Assist, which automatically engages the ABS more quickly when panic braking is detected.
  • Traction control Full-range traction control is standard. It helps control wheel spin during hard acceleration on all types of road surfaces by reducing engine throttle and/or applying the brakes.
  • 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 system continuously monitors and provides an optimal level of power distribution between the wheels.
  • StabiliTrak with Roll-Over Mitigation Helps the driver maintain vehicle control in all weather conditions by leveraging the ABS and traction control systems. Roll- Over Mitigation proactively senses the potential for a vehicle rollover and applies brake pressure when needed to manage lateral tire grip. See the Safety Section for additional details.
  • Variable-effort power rack-and-pinion steering Adds assist at low speeds for easier maneuverability and less assist at higher speeds for enhanced control.
  • Trailering Provision Package Increases towing capacity to 4500 lbs. Includes transmission cooler, wiring harness and factory-installed hitch.
  • Wheels and tires Enclave’s large wheels and tires enhance its ride quality. - CX standard: 18" 6-double-spoke painted aluminum wheel (PZ3) with P255/65R18-109S all-season Goodyear tires. - CX available: 18" 6-double-spoke machined aluminum wheel (QS6). - CXL standard: 19" 15-spoke machined aluminum wheels (P64) with P255/60R19-108S all-season Michelin tires. - CXL available: 19" 7-spoke chromed aluminum wheel (P65). - Spare tires for 2009.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Driver Confidence Package (PCI) Includes Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, Remote Vehicle Starter System, heated windshield washer fluid and rearview camera system (displayed inside rearview mirror). Available on CX and CXL.
  • Luxury Package (PCK) Includes articulating HID headlamps, power-adjustable and power-folding outside rearview mirrors and power tilt/telescoping steering column. Available on CXL.
  • Stunning exterior A beautiful exterior design with luxury car fit-and-finishes, a waterfall black chrome grille and chrome accents (door handles, window trim, portholes and dual exhausts) create a striking appearance.
  • Premium materials The finely crafted interior features chrome accents, soft-to-the touch surfaces, an analog clock, lapis blue gauge lighting, genuine Mahogany wood on the steering wheel and Camphor Burl wood appliqu豮
  • Exterior lighting Standard HID Xenon headlamps provide twice as much light output compared to conventional halogen headlamps. Standard fog lamps feature halogen projector technology. Available articulating HID headlamps enhance driver vision by up to 90% and turn as the vehicle turns. Included with Luxury Package available on CXL.
  • Outside mirrors Heated, power outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators are standard. Powerfolding outside mirrors with a driver mirror auto-dimming feature are included with the Luxury Package offered on CXL.
  • Power liftgate Standard. Opens/closes Enclave’s liftgate with the touch of a button.
  • Sunroof and skylight An oversized power tilt-sliding sunroof and fixed glass rear skylight with power sunshade make Enclave’s interior feel even more spacious. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Alerts the driver about certain stationary objects near the rear of the vehicle via audible and visual warnings. Included with the Driver Confidence Package available on CX and CXL.
  • Rearview camera system Allows drivers to see what is immediately behind Enclave. Integrated into the rearview mirror or into the available navigation system display screen (if equipped). Included with Driver Confidence Package available on CX and CXL.
  • QuietTuning Buick’s all-encompassing approach to eliminating noise and vibration from entering the cabin. Acoustic materials and treatments are strategically placed throughout Enclave to help to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration sources and their pathways. Standard.
  • Flexible 7- or 8-passenger seating Standard 7-passenger seating includes twin captain’s chairs in the second row. An available 3-passenger, split-folding, second row bench seat allows seating for eight.
  • SmartSlide seats Standard SmartSlide second row seats make access to and out of the third row easy. The seats fold vertically and push forward. The seats also have fore/ aft travel, providing added second or third row leg room.
  • Power seats On CX, a 6-way power driver seat and 2-way power front passenger seat with manual recline and lumbar are standard. On CXL, an 8-way power driver seat with memory, power recline, power lumbar and 4-way power front-passenger seat with power lumbar are standard.
  • Heated, leather seating surfaces Standard on CXL.
  • Heated and cooled front seats Available on CXL.
  • Steering wheel Enclave has a standard leatherwrapped steering wheel with genuine Mahogany trim and integrated audio and cruise controls. A manual tilt/ telescoping steering column is standard. A power tilt/ telescoping steering column is included with the available Luxury Package on CXL.
  • Handy storage The two-level, front center console has fore/aft adjustment, a pull-out tray and room for two 16-oz. bottles. A big, under-floor rear cargo compartment accommodates larger items like groceries and luggage. A convenient second row console with armrest, cup holders, power outlet and storage is also available. It folds flat into the load floor and replaces the captain’s chairs’ armrest.
  • Tri-zone climate control Provides comfort for all three rows. The rear seats use a separate HVAC unit that quickly cools or heats 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. Standard.
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System Activates the engine and pre-cools or pre-heats the cabin. Included with the available Driver Confidence Package.
  • OnStar Standard and includes one-year Directions & Connections Plan featuring Destination Download services. Visit onstar.com for more information.
  • Bluetooth connectivity Standard for 2009 and provides personal cell phone connectivity to Enclave’s audio system.
  • Standard audio system (US8) AM/FM stereo with singledisc CD player, MP3, six speakers and speed-compensated volume, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and auxiliary audio jack. Standard on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #1 (PCU) ETR AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3, auxiliary audio input jack, Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks and 110-volt power outlet. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #2 (UVA) AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3, auxiliary audio input jack, Advanced Bose 10-speaker 5.1 Surround Sound DVD Entertainment System with 8" screen, rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks, two wireless headphones and 110-volt power outlet. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #3 (U3R) AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3, auxiliary audio input jack, Advanced Bose 10-speaker system, rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks, navigation system, rearview camera and 110-volt power outlet. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Entertainment Package #4 (UZR) AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3, auxiliary audio input jack, Advanced Bose 10-speaker 5.1 Surround Sound DVD Entertainment System with 8" screen, navigation system, rearview camera, rear-seat audio controls with two headphone jacks, two wireless headphones and 110-volt power outlet. Available on CX and CXL.
  • XM NavTraffic Delivers regularly updated traffic information to Enclave’s navigation display (if equipped). Requires Entertainment Package #3 or #4.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.6L VVT SIDI DOHC V6, 288 @ 6300, 270 @ 3400
    • 3.5L DOHC 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)
    • 17/24 (FWD); 16/22 (AWD)
    • 18/23 (FWD); 17/22 (AWD)
    • 15/20 (AWD)
    • 16/24 (FWD);
    • 15/22 (AWD)
    • Transmission
    • 6-speed auto.
    • 5-speed auto.; 5-speed Sequential Shift (A)
    • 5-speed auto. w/Sequential SportShift
    • 6-speed auto.
    • Maximum towing (lbs.)*
    • 4500*
    • 3500*
    • 5000*
    • 3500*
    • Front suspension
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Rear suspension
    • Ind. linked H arm
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • AWD
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • Steering
    • Power variable-effort rack-and-pinion
    • Speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion
    • Torque sensing, variable power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • 4-wheel disc ABS brakes, front/rear
    • S (Ventilated/Ventilated)
    • S (Ventilated/Solid)
    • S (Ventilated/Solid)
    • S (Ventilated/Ventilated)
    • Aluminum wheels
    • 19"
    • 17"; 18" (A)
    • 18"
    • 18"; 20" (A)
    • Tires
    • P255/60R19
    • 225/65SR17; 235/55VR18 (A)
    • P255/55R18
    • P245/60R18; P245/50R20 (A)
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 118.9
    • 106.9
    • 108.3
    • 111.2
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 67.4/67.1
    • 62.0/61.2
    • 67.7/67.5
    • 65.0/64.4
    • Leather-appointed front seats
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Front seats, heated/cooled
    • S/A
    • A/-
    • S/-
    • S/S
    • Heated 2nd row seats
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • Power driver seat
    • 8-way w/ power lumbar
    • 10-way w/ power lumbar
    • 8-way w/ power lumbar
    • 10-way w/ power lumbar
    • Driver seat memory
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • 2nd row fore/aft travel
    • S (w/ SmartSlide)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • Flat-folding 2nd and 3rd row seats
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S; Power fold (A)
    • 2nd row seats
    • Captain’s chairs; 60/40 bench (A)
    • 40/20/40 split-folding and reclining
    • 60/40 split-folding bench and reclining
    • 60/40 split-folding bench
    • 3rd row seats
    • 60/40 bench
    • -
    • 50/50 bench
    • -
    • HVAC
    • Tri-zone auto.
    • Dual-zone auto.
    • Tri-zone auto.
    • Dual-zone auto.
    • Sunroof, skylight panel
    • A (w/ power sunshade)
    • A (Sunroof w/ sunshade)
    • S (Sunroof w/ sunshade)
    • S (w/ power sunshade)
    • Luggage rack side rails
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Remote Vehicle Starter System
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Power liftgate
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • Tilt/telescoping steering column
    • S; Power (A)
    • S (Tilt only); Power (A)
    • S (Power)
    • S
    • Genuine wood trim
    • S
    • S
    • A (Accessory)
    • S
    • Universal Home Remote
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Auto-dimming ISRV mirror
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Rear park assist
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Rearview camera
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM; 3 mos.)
    • A (XM/SIRIUS)
    • S (XM; 3 mos.)
    • A (SIRIUS; 6 mos.)
    • Standard audio
    • 6 speakers, AM/FM, CD/MP3, aux. jack
    • 8 speakers, AM/FM, 6-disc CD, MP3/WMA
    • 8 speakers, AM/FM, 6-disc CD, MP3, aux. jack
    • 6 speakers, AM/FM, 6-disc CD, MP3, aux. jack
    • DVD entertainment system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Voice-activated navigation
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Bluetooth interface
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S (SYNC)
    • Rear center console
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • S
    • S
    • A (Accessory)
    • S
    • Power heated OSRV mirrors, manual folding
    • S (w/ turn signals)
    • S (w/ tilt feature)
    • S (w/ turn signal and tilt feature)
    • S
    • Max. cargo volume, behind 1st/2nd/3rd (cu. ft.)
    • 115.3/67.5/23.3
    • 84.7/38.3/-
    • 83.5/42.9/15.0
    • 68.6/32.3/-
    • 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
    • 6/100,000
    • 6 /unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • QuietTuning (or equivalent)
    • S
    • Added NVH measures
    • Added NVH measures
    • Added NVH measures
    • Telematics: OnStar (equivalent)
    • S
    • -
    • A (AcuraLink)
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • Xenon HID headlamps
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • -
    • Articulating headlamps
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Fog lamps
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front-seat knee air bags
    • -
    • S (Driver)
    • S
    • -
    • Seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control and traction control
    • S (w/ Roll-Over Mitigation)
    • S
    • S
    • S (w/ Roll-Over Mitigation)
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • RKE, immobilizer and theft deterrent system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S

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