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Buick Enclave Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Buick Enclave's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Buick Enclave Gas Mileage

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 none 10 20 30 40 70 20.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 22 78 65 24.0
  flat light none 20 0 80 0 N/A 21.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 70 22.4
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.8
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 4 62 28 68 21.4  
  Averages flat light light 6 4 62 28 68 21.4
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 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (4 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.
 
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 none 2 31 11 56 60 20.3
  flat med none 25 50 15 10 70 17.5
  flat med light 5 5 5 85 75 18.7
  flat med light 10 30 20 40 60 13.0
  flat med none 15 50 15 20 70 18.5
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 11 33 13 42 67 17.6  
  Averages flat med none 11 33 13 42 67 17.6
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Buick Enclave has been averaging 17.6 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.
 
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
flat light hvy 0 90 0 10 60 13.0
  hills light none 25 30 15 30 70 16.2
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 20.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 18.0
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.5
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 24 23 48 70 17.4  
  Averages flat light light 5 24 23 48 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 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
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
hills light none 50 0 0 50 70 17.8
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 22.1
  hills light none 25 0 0 75 65 20.6
  hills light light 5 0 40 55 60 20.0
  hills light none 0 20 75 5 65 19.4
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 16 4 23 57 66 20.0  
  Averages hills light none 16 4 23 57 66 20.0
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 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (4 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.
 
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 light light 0 5 10 85 70 21.9
  flat med none 0 20 30 50 60 17.4
  flat lead light 0 15 80 5 80 17.5
  flat light none 5 15 10 70 65 17.8
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 60 21.9
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 1 15 38 46 67 19.3  
  Averages flat med none 1 15 38 46 67 19.3
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Buick Enclave has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 5 10 10 75 60 19.0
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 50 18.0
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 16.9
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 18.6
  hills med none 10 0 50 40 70 15.9
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 7 2 32 59 64 17.7  
  Averages hills med none 7 2 32 59 64 17.7
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 17.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Buick Enclave in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
hills light none 0 0 10 90 70 24.2
  flat light light 10 60 20 10 74 14.2
  flat v.lt none 10 10 50 30 65 18.2
  flat light light 5 50 20 25 60 17.0
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 74 22.4
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 28 22 45 69 19.2  
  Averages flat light none 5 28 22 45 69 19.2
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 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
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 light 4 4 15 77 62 21.2
  flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 13.0
  flat light light 44 56 0 0 N/A 13.0
  flat light none 0 2 5 93 62 23.3
  flat light none 30 20 0 50 62 17.4
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 16 33 4 47 65 17.6  
  Averages flat light none 16 33 4 47 65 17.6
With the 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Buick Enclave has been averaging 17.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Buick Enclaves in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the suburbs (4 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Buick Enclave MPG

Buick Enclave Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp 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 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp 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 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Honest 23 mpg on the freeway.
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24 - 28 mpg summer highway driving
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Better than competition with regular gas
Buick Enclave Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Well under (15-20%) below the EPA ratings, though the engine is STILL brand new (<400 miles total).
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Car is still in break-in period, but not seeing anything close to advertised mileage.
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD It actually gets great mileage for its size and weight, but hey, its not a Prius.
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Poor 22mpg on highway
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Wish it better but I expected it for a heavy veh
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp 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 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Fuel economy is good for suv this size.( As big as Tahoe )
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD In town much less than advertised. O.K. (18-19) on freeway.
2008 4dr SUV 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp 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 288-hp 3.6L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Bad around town