2009 Buick Enclave AWD 4dr CXL







V6 Cylinder Engine



City: 16 / Hwy: 22 Estimated By E.P.A. - Actual Mileage May Vary

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Lara's Trucks

Laras Trucks

4420 Buford Hwy. NE

Chamblee, GA 30341


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Vehicle History

No Accidents Reported
15 Service History Records
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Vehicle Details

Over the years Buick has worked hard to change its image of a builder of cars that are long on comfort but short on excitement. It is a little surprising, then, to encounter the 2009 Buick Enclave, a family-friendly eight-passenger crossover SUV that proves Buick can build an exciting vehicle. The Enclave is Buick's entry into the growing luxury SUV category and competes with well-established offerings from Lexus, Acura, BMW and Volvo. With eye-catching exterior styling, a highly usable interior and a remarkably quiet cabin, the Buick Enclave has what it takes to be a viable entrant in this competitive segment.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you appreciate the refinement of a luxury car but also need the flexibility of a crossover SUV, we think you'll like the 2009 Buick Enclave. It offers the image of owning a luxury vehicle, yet at a more affordable price than many of its competitors.

You May Not Like This Car If...

You may not like the 2009 Buick Enclave if you plan to venture far from paved roads. All-wheel-drive is offered for the Enclave but it is engineered to enhance traction in the more realistic conditions of wet or snowy roads and is not intended for serious off-roading.

What's New for 2009

The Enclave receives a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine with output now rated at 288 horsepower. Heated and cooled front seats become a stand-alone option, while Bluetooth is made standard on all trims.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

The 2009 Buick Enclave is made to carry up to eight passengers in relaxed comfort and it does so with ease. At the same time it also manages to deliver engaging, even fun driving dynamics. The steering is light but firms up a bit at speed to give the Enclave a confident feel. The V6 engine provides good if not scorching acceleration and should be up to the task of hauling a full load of cargo or passengers. At cruising speeds Buick's attention to noise reduction pays off with very little wind, road or engine noise intruding into the cabin.

Favorite Features

Second-Row Seats 
Getting to the rear-most seats in many vehicles can be a hassle. Not so in the Enclave, where the cleverly designed second-row seats, with flip-up cushions and the capability to slide far forward, provide a wide flat space to enter the third-row seating area. 

Buick's QuietTuning method of in-vehicle noise reduction may seem like marketing hype, but it has to be experienced to be appreciated. At higher speeds the interior remains delightfully calm and free of the sounds that fatigue occupants on long drives.

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The 2009 Buick Enclave's interior features a curvaceous dash design accented by camphor burl wood appliques and chrome trim. High-quality materials, a simple, logical layout and an impressively low level of interior noise make for an extremely inviting cabin. The Enclave is offered in both seven- and eight-passenger versions with slide-and-fold second-row seats that make getting to the third row extremely easy. Cargo space behind the third row is good and, with the second and third rows folded, the Enclave offers a cavernous, flat load area.


As one of the few vehicles to make it from concept to production without having its exterior styling diluted, the 2009 Buick Enclave offers a bolder appearance than many crossover SUVs. While large enough to accommodate eight passengers, the Enclave's artful body lines give it the look of a much smaller vehicle. The face of the Enclave features a "waterfall" grille, modern-looking portholes above the fenders and intricately detailed almond-shaped head lamps. Adding some flash to its svelte body are standard 18-inch wheels, chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets and chrome roof rails.

Notable Standard Equipment

There are two trims offered for the 2009 Buick Enclave. The standard equipment list for the base CX trim includes 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, power front seats and tri-zone automatic climate control. Stepping up to the CXL adds heated power-adjustable front seats, leather seating surfaces and stylish 19-inch aluminum wheels. Standard safety features on all Enclaves include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, front air bags, front-seat-mounted air bags and three-row side-curtain airbags that stay inflated longer in the event of a vehicle rollover.

Notable Optional Equipment

Many of the optional features available for the 2009 Buick Enclave are grouped into packages. Included in the Driver Confidence package are remote vehicle engine start, a heated windshield washer fluid reservoir and rear parking sensors. Available only for the CXL trim is the Luxury Package that adds power folding side mirrors, adaptive headlamps and a power tilting and telescoping steering wheel. Also available are a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a rear-facing camera, eight-passenger seating, heated and cooled front seats, a navigation system and a power sunroof.

Under the Hood

Powering the 2008 Buick Enclave is a strong 3.6-liter V6 engine. It delivers energetic performance and excellent fuel economy with the help of modern technologies like variable valve timing, direct injection and an electronic throttle. The V6 is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A wide spread of gear ratios helps get the most out of the engine while maximizing efficiency. We did, however, notice some delayed reactions from the transmission and the occasional rough shift. An optional all-wheel-drive system is also available which requires no driver intervention and automatically distributes torque between the front and rear wheels. 

3.6-liter V6 
288 horsepower at 6300 rpm 
270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3400 rpm 
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 (FWD), 16/22 (AWD)

Pricing Notes

Among the Buick Enclave's competitors are the Lexus RX 350, BMW X5Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX. With a starting price just under $35,000 and a fully loaded price of over $50,000, the Enclave is a relative bargain in the luxury crossover SUV category. While the less-expensive Enclave doesn't offer a V8 engine like the X5 and XC90, it does offer seating for eight, more than any of its competitors. To compare the actual transaction prices that consumers are paying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. The price advantage offered by the Buick Enclave is somewhat offset by residual values that are expected to fall below those of most of its competitors.

Visit Laras Trucks online at www.larastrucks.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 678-410-6038 today to schedule your test drive.

Vehicle Options

  • Air conditioning- tri-zone automatic climate control- with individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger and rear seat occupants
  • All-wheel drive
  • Axle- 3.16 ratio
  • Bluetooth for phone- personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Inerface)
  • Brakes- 4-wheel antilock- 4-wheel disc
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Defogger- rear-window electric
  • Engine- 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 DI Direct Injection (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm- 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
  • Exhaust- dual with bright chromed tips
  • Floormats- front and rear auxiliary- covering (Floormats first- second and third row.)
  • Fog lamps- front- halogen- with projector technology
  • Glass- Solar-Ray deep-tinted- rear-side- quarter panel and liftgate
  • Glovebox- locking- passenger-side of instrument panel
  • Headlamp control- automatic on and off
  • Headlamps- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon- projector lamps hi/low bi-functional with blue tint lenses and chromed bezels
  • Instrumentation- 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center- outside temperature indicator and compass
  • Instrumentation- engine oil life monitor
  • Liftgate- rear power
  • Luggage rack side rails- roof-mounted- chromed
  • Mirror- inside rearview auto-dimming
  • QuietTuning- Buick exclusive process to reduce- block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
  • Seat adjuster- 4-way power front passenger (fore-aft and recline)- power lumbar
  • Steering- power- variable effort
  • Steering wheel- leather-wrapped with Mahogany wood accents
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system- content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system- vehicle- PASS-Key III- engine immobilizer
  • Tires- P255/60R19-108S all-season- blackwall- Michelin
  • Trailering provisions- 2000 lbs. (907 kg)
  • Universal Home Remote- includes garage door opener- 3-channel programmable
  • Visors- driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Windows- power with driver and passenger Express-Up and - Down features
  • Wiper- rear intermittent with washer
  • Wipers- front intermittent with structureless wiper blades
  • Vehicle Disclaimer

    Lara's Trucks- Price does NOT include Tax/Tag/Title *Internet Cash Price. SOME VEHICLES WILL APPEAR WITH DEMO WHEELS, PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFO Call: 678-410-6038 Buford Hwy Chamblee, GA 30341. Other bank restrictions may apply such as loan amount, term, payment per month and minimum income requirements. Call now to speak to a sales professional or apply online to get pre-approved. Georgia Buyers We recommend that all of our buyers set up an appointment before coming to our dealership. This way we can provide the highest level of service and make sure that the vehicle you are interested in is available. We rely on Auto Check reports to give you the full history of the vehicle that is available. These sources pull from different resources and are never 100% accurate, sometimes some information does not make the history reports. We highly recommend that our customers preform a pre-purchase inspection. Registration can take up to 30 days to be completed. Once all paperwork has been transferred to the appropriate tag office we will send you a registration letter via mail or email. Georgia emissions are required to be performed if the county requires them. Please confirm with your knowledgeable sales team if your new purchase would need emission work done. You can also go to a third party source, cleanairforce.com to confirm that the vehicle has been tested and passed. Georgia law does not allow us to hand over any title during the sale, even if you pay cash. Certain processes are required and we must abide by the regulations. Out-of-State Buyers Lara's Trucks does a lot of business with customers outside the state of Georgia. This eliminates any surprise that could happen when you get here. We try to do our best to satisfy all of our customers and we would be more than happy to take the vehicle to the mechanic of your choice (you will be fully responsible for any and all charges that may apply).

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