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Buick Enclave Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2011 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 70 22.400
  flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 65 22.000
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light none 30 0 0 70 70 20.000
  flat light none 20 0 80 0 N/A 21.000
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 70 20.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 22 78 65 24.000
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 3 56 33 68 21.3  
  Averages flat light light 9 3 56 33 68 21.3
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Buick Enclave fuel economy has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (33 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2011 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 5 5 85 75 18.700
  flat med light 10 30 20 40 60 13.000
  flat med none 15 50 15 20 70 18.500
  flat med none 2 31 11 56 60 21.273
  flat med none 25 50 15 10 70 17.500
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 11 33 13 42 67 17.8  
  Averages flat med none 11 33 13 42 67 17.8
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Buick Enclave has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2010 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 25 30 15 30 70 16.200
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.500
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 20.385
  flat light hvy 0 90 0 10 60 13.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 18.000
  flat lead light 5 25 20 50 70 19.096
  hills light light 12 35 18 35 70 15.700
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 26 22 46 70 17.4  
  Averages flat light light 6 26 22 46 70 17.4
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Buick Enclave gas mileage has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2010 19.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 5 15 10 70 70 21.600
  flat v.lt none 0 75 10 15 60 10.000
  flat v.lt none 0 75 25 0 N/A 9.900
  hills light light 20 20 55 5 60 20.200
  mtns v.lt light 0 0 0 100 65 25.000
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 60 17.200
  hills light light 40 40 20 0 N/A 16.800
  hills light none 0 20 75 5 65 19.400
  hills light none 50 0 0 50 70 17.800
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 65 22.500
  hills light none 25 0 0 75 65 20.600
  hills light light 5 0 40 55 60 20.000
  hills light light 0 5 5 90 65 24.900
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 22.100
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 10 18 18 54 65 19.1  
  Averages hills light none 10 18 18 54 65 19.1
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Buick Enclave fuel economy has been averaging 19.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2009 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 20 30 50 60 17.413
  flat med none 5 20 50 25 70 19.600
  flat light light 0 0 85 15 60 18.000
  hills med hvy 5 0 5 90 75 21.749
  hills med hvy 5 0 5 90 75 24.078
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 60 21.900
  flat light none 5 15 10 70 65 17.800
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 75 22.000
  flat lead light 0 15 80 5 80 17.500
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 70 21.068
  flat lead light 0 15 80 5 80 17.000
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 10 38 50 70 19.8  
  Averages flat med light 2 10 38 50 70 19.8
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Buick Enclave has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2009 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 0 100 50 18.000
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 18.600
  flat light hvy 50 20 10 20 60 16.500
  hills med light 10 0 50 40 70 16.700
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 15.900
  hills light none 5 10 10 75 60 19.000
  flat med light 1 0 5 94 70 20.700
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 16.900
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 12 4 28 56 65 17.8  
  Averages hills med light 12 4 28 56 65 17.8
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Buick Enclave gas mileage has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 74 22.400
  hills light none 0 0 10 90 70 24.200
  flat v.lt none 10 10 50 30 65 18.200
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 74 22.600
  flat light light 5 50 20 25 60 17.000
  hills light none 0 5 10 85 75 23.200
  flat light light 0 10 50 40 70 19.100
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 24.100
  flat med light 0 20 80 0 N/A 15.100
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 22.000
  flat light none 3 25 7 65 60 22.400
  hills med none 0 5 5 90 74 21.800
  flat v.lt hvy 19 22 27 33 65 25.600
  flat light light 10 60 20 10 74 14.200
  flat light light 0 4 6 90 70 22.824
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 62 16.300
  hills med none 30 0 25 45 74 17.500
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 68 16.500
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 68 16.800
  hills v.lt none 20 0 10 70 62 17.000
  hills med none 20 0 30 50 68 15.600
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 74 17.300
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 68 16.400
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 68 16.300
  hills med none 20 0 30 50 68 15.900
  hills light none 20 0 10 70 62 16.300
  flat light none 5 25 25 45 60 21.000
  flat light none 5 25 35 35 65 19.000
  flat light none 0 0 23 77 65 24.700
  flat med light 10 30 20 40 70 19.000
  hills med light 0 0 10 90 74 20.500
  hills med none 20 0 30 50 68 15.900
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 74 16.400
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 74 16.800
  hills med none 20 0 10 70 68 16.700
  hills light none 20 0 10 70 62 18.200
  flat light none 5 20 35 40 70 18.000
  flat light hvy 0 30 60 10 68 19.100
  flat light light 0 50 40 10 70 16.100
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 20.100
  hills med none 10 50 20 20 65 16.700
  flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 68 22.700
  flat light none 0 0 14 86 75 22.100
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 23.700
  flat light none 0 95 5 0 N/A 14.300
  flat light hvy 25 0 50 25 70 16.000
  flat light light 0 0 70 30 70 19.700
  flat light light 0 95 5 0 N/A 14.300
  flat med hvy 19 25 25 32 65 13.500
  flat light none 4 70 10 16 70 21.282
  flat light hvy 0 0 70 30 60 17.900
  flat light light 5 5 40 50 65 16.200
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 65 16.900
  flat light none 4 70 10 16 70 17.844
  flat light hvy 0 10 70 20 70 13.400
  flat light none 4 70 10 16 70 24.687
  flat light light 50 50 0 0 N/A 19.555
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 9 17 23 51 68 18.8  
  Averages flat light none 9 17 23 51 68 18.8
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Buick Enclave fuel economy has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Buick Enclave Buick Enclave 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 30 20 0 50 62 17.400
  flat light light 44 56 0 0 N/A 13.000
  flat light light 0 85 0 15 70 13.300
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 62 20.500
  flat light none 0 2 5 93 62 23.300
  flat light none 0 85 0 15 75 17.750
  flat light light 4 4 15 77 62 21.200
  flat light light 8 4 4 83 62 22.400
  hills lead none 5 0 0 95 75 21.900
  hills lead none 5 0 0 95 55 22.900
  flat light none 0 50 35 15 65 16.900
  flat med hvy 0 15 0 85 60 25.300
  hills lead none 5 0 0 95 75 22.100
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 24.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 24.000
  flat light hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 16.000
  flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 13.000
  flat light light 0 0 80 20 70 21.200
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 62 18.500
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 18.700
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 70 19.500
  flat light light 10 70 15 5 70 14.100
  flat light light 0 80 15 5 60 14.200
  flat light none 5 50 35 10 60 18.000
  flat med none 70 10 10 10 70 16.500
  flat light none 0 85 0 15 75 15.000
  flat light light 0 0 85 15 75 15.800
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 75 21.700
  hills med none 50 50 0 0 N/A 15.100
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 22.100
  hills light none 5 5 10 80 60 20.576
  hills med none 5 70 15 10 60 14.100
  flat light light 10 15 25 50 60 17.300
  flat light light 10 15 25 50 60 17.900
  hills med none 0 0 0 100 75 23.100
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 8 27 16 50 67 18.8  
  Averages flat light light 8 27 16 50 67 18.8
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Buick Enclave has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Buick Enclave

2008 Buick Enclave Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
More than reasonable for a 5000 lb vehicle. Benefits of aero design ( for an SUV ) and six speed transmission both contribute.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Honest 23 mpg on the freeway.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
for an 8 passenger vehicle that can tow 4,500 pounds. I cannot complain about 19.3 mpg city and 24.7 mpg highway.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than competition with regular gas
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
24 - 28 mpg summer highway driving
2008 Buick Enclave Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Well under (15-20%) below the EPA ratings, though the engine is STILL brand new (<400 miles total).
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Bad around town
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Fuel economy is good for suv this size.( As big as Tahoe )
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Poor 22mpg on highway
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Car is still in break-in period, but not seeing anything close to advertised mileage.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
In town much less than advertised. O.K. (18-19) on freeway.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Wish it better but I expected it for a heavy veh
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This is the one thing that is a weak point. at 12-16 MPG, this car could use a larger and more efficient engine. Had GM not folded, there was talks of a hybrid version (which still may come out as a Caddy) which we would definitely buy without hesitation.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hey, at $4.00/gallon getting only 22 mpg hurts. We take the econo-car most of the time.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It actually gets great mileage for its size and weight, but hey, its not a Prius.
 

Buick Enclave Gas Mileage (MPG)

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