2012 Buick Enclave  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#15 of 2012 SUVs

#20 of all 2012 vehicles


The Enclave, part of Buick's lineup since 2008, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The Enclave has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Buick Enclave is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Buick Enclave has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Buick Enclave has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0364% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1614%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0364% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1614% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Buick Enclave is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Buick Enclave is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9267Mazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderHonda RidgelineC. Town and CountryVolvo XC90Acura MDXBuick EnclaveGMC AcadiaChevrolet TraverseFord FlexLincoln MKSToyota 4RunnerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Buick Enclave with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 92. The 2012 Buick Enclave is safer than the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline, the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2012 Toyota 4Runner, the 2012 Lincoln MKS, and the 2012 Ford Flex and less safe than the 2012 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2012 GMC Acadia.

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