Certified Pre-Owned 2011 BuickEnclave XL 3.6 SUV

  • VIN: 5GAKVBED6BJ116190
  • Stock: 11572G
Buick Enclave
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Odometer
100,724 miles
Fuel Economy
16.0/22.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Body
SUV
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
All-wheel Drive
Engine
3.6L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Buick Enclave
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Highlighted Features

  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Emergency communication system
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Parking sensors
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • High intensity discharge headlights

Included Packages & Options

  • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/DVD Navigation System$4,145
    • XM Radio
    • XM NavTraffic
    • 115-Volt 3-Prong Household-Style Power Outlet
    • Rearview Camera System
Included Options
  • Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof$1,400
Odometer
100,724 miles
Fuel Economy
16.0/22.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Body
SUV
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
All-wheel Drive
Engine
3.6L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE

Dealer Notes

RAMSEY CORP IS HOME OF GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL! THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A FREE 3 MONTH WARRANTY; EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE. FAMILY OWNED, NO COMMISSION SALES, NATIONWIDE SHIPPING RATES

Leather / Heated Seating 
Bose Premium Sound System 
Rear Parking Camera 
3RD Row Seating 
Xenon Headlamps 
Navigation 
Sunroof 
2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL
5GAKVBED6BJ116190
4 DOOR SPORT UTILITY
3.6L V6 F DOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
2011 Buick Enclave

A lot of car shoppers link minivans with a terminal case of parental frumpiness, but when it comes to outright utility those vehicles have long beaten more socially acceptable crossovers, hands down. General Motors' three-row crossovers — the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave — narrow that divide.

The Enclave combines outstanding utility with premium touches not usually found in such a roomy vehicle.

Introduced for 2008, the three-row Enclave (most expensive of the three GMs) seats up to eight. All-wheel drive is optional, and trim levels include the CX, CXL-1 and CXL-2. We tested a front-wheel-drive, seven-seat Enclave CXL-2. Click here to compare the 2010 Enclave with the 2009, or here to compare it with its Chevrolet and GMC cohorts.

Capable, Comfortable


In its first year on the market, the Enclave's standard 3.6-liter V-6 felt so burdened by the crossover's plus-sized weight — it comes in at nearly 5,000 pounds, much more than most minivans — it had a hard time generating good passing power. That's not the case anymore. Aided by direct-injectiontechnology, today's Enclave has surprising pep. It moves out from stoplights and makes quick work of uphill on-ramps; the standard six-speed automatic upshifts smoothly and kicks down without too much delay.

With seven adults in our front-drive test vehicle, getting up to highway speeds took about all the power the Enclave could muster — but the V-6 was up to the task. All-wheel drive adds another 200 pounds, but short of a full passenger load, that extra weight shouldn't bother the Enclave.

Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard. The pedal feels mushy, and even modest stops induce plenty of forward suspension dive. The Enclave's EPA gas mileage, at 17/24 mpg city/highway, nearly matches most mom-mobiles, and it's competitive with other large crossovers. All-wheel drive knocks mileage down to 16/22 mpg. The Enclave also runs fine on regular gas; several luxury competitors recommend or require premium.

Though all crossovers employ carlike independent suspensions, that doesn't always guarantee ride comfort. Buick has done a nice job here. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, but even with my tester's optional 20-inch wheels and P255/50R20 tires, the Enclave absorbs bumps and masks highway imperfections well. What's more, it doesn't come off feeling floaty and uncontrolled, which is a downside of many soft-riding SUVs, in the process.

At low speeds, the steering wheel turns with light effort and buttery smoothness. The Enclave has numb reflexes and plenty of body roll, but it points where you want easily enough. At highway speeds, the wheel has appropriately low assist and requires few corrections to stay on course.

Roomy, For a Crossover


With convincing faux aluminum trim, upholstered window pillars and plenty of low-gloss, padded surfaces, the Enclave's cabin feels richer than any well-optioned minivan's — not to mention its GM siblings. Roomy front seats, a high driving position and an easy-access third row, on the other hand, create a similar feeling: "It's like a minivan in here," one backseat passenger said.

Well, almost. The Enclave's seven seats — eight, if you swap the second-row captain's chairs for a three-seat bench — and 153 cubic feet of passenger space beat other crossovers but fall short of a Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey. That becomes apparent in the second row, where adults will find ample legroom but not enough thigh support. The captain's chairs sit too low to the ground, and their narrow seatbacks could have larger passengers insisting on sitting up front.

Provided those in the adjustable second-row seats can scoot forward a few clicks, third-row passengers should have enough legroom. The bench seat sits very close to the floor, but so do most third rows.

Behind the third row is 23.2 cubic feet of cargo room, which ranks at the top of the crossover class. Fold all the seats down, and the Enclave's 115.3 cubic feet of cargo volume is similarly impressive. See how it stacks up against a few competitors — as well as a minivan:

Cargo Room Compared
 2010 Acura MDX2010 Volvo XC902010 Buick Enclave2011 Toyota Sienna
Base price$42,230$37,700$35,515$24,260
Overall length (in.)191.6189.3201.5200.2
Maximum seats7788
Cargo behind 3rd row (cu. ft.)15.08.823.239.1
Cargo behind 2nd row (cu. ft.)42.943.367.587.1
Cargo behind 1st row (cu. ft.)83.585.1115.3150.0
Source: Automakers

Safety, Reliability & Features


In front, side and rear-impact crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Enclave scored the top rating, Good. IIHS has yet to perform its new roof-strength tests on the SUV. Standard safety features include front, side-impact and three-row curtain airbags. Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard; click here to view a full list.

In nearly three years on the market, the Enclave's reliability has been average — better than the Acadia but worse than the Traverse. The MDX and Lexus RX fare better; the XC90 and Audi Q7 fare worse.

At $35,515, the front-wheel-drive Enclave CX has family-friendly features like a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control in front with manual rear controls, power front seats, and a CD stereo with an auxiliary MP3 jack and steering-wheel audio controls. The leather-upholstered CXL-1 runs $38,630, while the top-of-the-line CXL-2 runs $41,995. On any trim, all-wheel drive adds $2,000. Available features on higher trims include heated and cooled seats, a moonroof with a fixed second-row skylight, a navigation system, rear parking sensors and a backup camera.

Load the Enclave up, and an all-wheel-drive CXL-2 tops out at just over $50,000.

Enclave in the Market


Though today's minivans have enough options to spiral beyond $40,000, the market never really saw the need for a dedicated luxury model. Instead we have a collection of luxury crossovers and SUVs, many of which give up a big chunk of utility in the name of styling, performance or plain old opulence. The Enclave provides a compelling response to that: For a reasonable price, it combines near-minivan utility with entry-luxury quality. That's a rare combination.

Do car shoppers want something like this? I'd say so. Enclave sales are up more than 30 percent in 2010, making it one of GM's rising stars. Some areas — namely styling and cabin design — will impress less as fresh competition arrives over the next few years, but I suspect the Enclave's inherent qualities will be harder to beat.


Detailed Specifications

  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system: OnStar Directions & Connections
  • Front beverage holders
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Illuminated entry
  • Memory seat
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power windows
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Rear door bins
  • Remote engine start: keyfob
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front tires: 255/60SR19.0
  • Power steering
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Rear tires: 255/60SR19.0
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • 1st row LCD monitors: 1
  • AM/FM radio: XM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Wireless phone connectivity: Bluetooth
  • 3rd row seats: split-bench
  • Front center armrest: w/storage
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power 2-way passenger lumbar support
  • Power driver seat
  • Power passenger seat
  • Cylinder configuration: V-6
  • Drive type: all-wheel drive
  • Engine liters: 3.6
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 16mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 22mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 22.0gal.
  • Horsepower: 288hp @ 6,300RPM
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Mode select transmission
  • Number of valves: 24
  • Recommended fuel: Regular Unleaded
  • Torque: 270 lb.-ft. @ 3,400RPM
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Variable valve control
  • Ground clearance (min): 213mm (8.4")
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear cargo: power liftgate
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher: chrome
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Two-tone paint
  • 3rd row headroom: 945mm (37.2")
  • 3rd row hiproom: 1,227mm (48.3")
  • 3rd row legroom: 843mm (33.2")
  • 3rd row shoulder room: 1,458mm (57.4")
  • Air Pollution Score (AP): 5
  • Compression ratio: 11.30 to 1
  • Curb weight: 2,259kg (4,980lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 94.0mm x 85.6mm (3.70" x 3.37")
  • Engine displacement: 3.6 L
  • Engine horsepower: 288hp @ 6,300RPM
  • Engine torque: 270 lb.-ft. @ 3,400RPM
  • Exterior body width: 2,007mm (79.0")
  • Exterior height: 1,768mm (69.6")
  • Exterior length: 5,126mm (201.8")
  • Front hiproom: 1,458mm (57.4")
  • Front legroom: 1,049mm (41.3")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,575mm (62.0")
  • GVWR: 2,930kg (6,459lbs)
  • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 3
  • Interior cargo volume: 660 L (23 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 3,256 L (115 cu.ft.)
  • Passenger volume: 4,361L (154.0 cu.ft.)
  • Rear hiproom: 1,448mm (57.0")
  • Rear legroom: 937mm (36.9")
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,560mm (61.4")
  • Turning radius: 6.2m (20.2')
  • Wheelbase: 3,020mm (118.9")
  • Compass
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Display: analog
  • Front fog lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • High intensity discharge headlights
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Outside temperature display
  • Parking sensors: rear with camera
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Voltmeter
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Ignition disable
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Security system
  • Tracker system
  • Traction control

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
Overall4.5Out of 5
  • I love this car.

    By gramma on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    5.0
    Evertything about this car is wonderful except the gas mileage. If I could get 25 to 30 MPG, I would rate it straight 5s.
  • A great car for a grandmother .

    By Dj on Saturday, August 24, 2019

    4.0
    This is my grandmother‘s car and I think it fits her perfectly but I think this car is just slightly above average. It’s easy to drive and is relatively comfortable on the inside this also gets great mpg And does decently well in the snow and is loaded with luxury features . although the seating position is rather high the only major negative of this car is it’s not particularly good on acceleration and it offers no thrills in the driving experience. But if you’re just looking for something that gets you from point A to point B in a comfortable fashion this is the car for you .
  • great car. we love the quiet and smooth ride.

    By farmerpaul on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    5.0
    My wife loves the turning headlights, heated steering wheel, and blind spot warning lights above all other features. 66,000 miles and not one factory recall! Not one repair job needed yet. Great cargo space. Bose sound system is wonderful. The touch screen panel is hard to get used to. If there wasnt the voice activated radio tuning, Im not sure I could get from my wifes CD player to the radio stations. Has plenty of power. Mileage average at 19mpg is not impressive, but at nearly 6000 lbs, the ride is superb and very quiet.
 

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