2014 Buick Enclave Crossover Is Safer And Feature Rich

Every car manufacturer on the planet is known for some or one of its models as these models offer something that their competitors don’t. When talking about Buick, one of the cars that crosses our mind as it has been the industry’s best-selling three-row luxury crossover. For model year 2014, Buick is offering an even enhanced Enclave which is safer and more feature rich than its predecessor.

The list highlighting features of the 2014 Buick Enclave include a camera based Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, IntelliLink includes SiriusXM Tune Select and text-to-voice features and Dual charge-only USB ports at the rear of the center console.

The Enclave belongs to a segment dominated by Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and the likes, and yet it offers more third-row-seat leg room than its competition. The car comes in three trim levels including Convenience (1SD), Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN), and is offered in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive configurations.

Powering the entire Enclave model range is an efficient, direct-injected 3.6L V-6 engine featuring continuously variable valve timing which is capable of matching the output of a V-8. The direct injected unit produces a certified 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque (366 Nm). The estimated fuel economy of the 2014 Enclave is 17 mpg in city and 24 mpg on highway – both figures are for the front wheel driven model.

2014 Buick Enclave Crossover (151)

Speaking in terms of proportion, the Enclave features a long 118.9-inch (3,021 mm) wheelbase, a wide front track of 67.3-inch (1,709 mm) and rear track of 67.1-inch (1,704 mm). List of safety features on the car include a standard front center side air bag, StabiliTrak, traction control, panic brake assist, rearview camera system, seven air bags, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the newly added Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning systems.

The exterior of the car is simple yet attractive, thanks to features like a black-chrome waterfall grille, signature wing-shape LED lighting, wheel size options including 18-, 19- and 20-inch, Xenon HID headlamps and a range of color options with as many as 10 different schemes.

The interior is just as attractive and feature rich as its exterior. Credit is to be given to a long list which includes Ice-blue LED ambient lighting, Eight-way power front driver and passenger seats, four-way adjustable head restraints, heated and cooled front seats, chrome accents, dual moonroof, and much more.

2014 Buick Enclave Image Gallery

2014 Buick Enclave Technical Specifications

Engine

Type: 3.6L V-6 VVT DI
Displacement (cu in / cc): 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum with cast-in bore liners
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct injection
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Horsepower (hp / kW) @ rpm: 288 / 215 @ 6300 (SAE certified)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm) @ rpm: 270 / 366 @ 3400 (SAE certified)
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max. engine rpm (fuel cutoff): 6700
EPA fuel economy (city / hwy): 17 / 24 (FWD)
16 / 22 (AWD)

Transmission

Type: Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed FWD/AWD automatic transmission
Gear Ratio (:1)  
First: 4.48
Second: 2.87
Third: 1.84
Fourth: 1.41
Fifth: 1.0
Sixth: 0.74
Reverse: 2.88
Final drive ratio: 3.16 (FWD)
3.16 (AWD)

Chassis/Suspension

Front: coil-over strut; direct acting stabilizer bar; full perimeter isolated cradle
Rear: linked H-arm independent suspension; coil springs with twin tube shock absorbers mounted on isolated sub-frame
Steering type: hydraulic rack-and-pinion; straight ratio and variable effort
Steering ratio: 16.1
Steer wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.89
Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):
40.4 / 12.3

Brakes

Type four-wheel disc
Rotor diameter (in / mm): front: 12.8 x 1.1 / 325 x 29, ventilated
rear: 13 x 0.8 / 331 x 20, ventilated
Anti-lock braking system (ABS): Bosch 8.0 Chassis Controls: ABS / ETC / ESC w/rollover mitigation

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 18 x 7.5-in; painted aluminum (std on 1SD)

19 x 8-in; machined aluminum (std on 1SL)

19 x 8-in.; chrome-clad aluminum (opt on 1SL, std on 1SN)

20 x 7.5-in; machined aluminum (opt on 1SN)

Tire size and type: P255/65R18 ALS blackwall
P255/60R19 ALS blackwall
P255/55R20 H-rated blackwall

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 118.9 / 3021
Overall length (in / mm): 201.9 / 5127
Overall width (in / mm): 79 / 2006
Overall height  
With luggage rack (in / mm): 71.7 / 1822
Without luggage rack (in / mm): 70.3 / 1785
Track  
Front (in / mm): 67.3 / 1709
Rear (in / mm): 67.1 / 1704
Curb weight (lb / kg): 4724 / 2108 (FWD)
4922 / 2233 (AWD)
Ground clearance (in / mm): 7.6 / 194

 

Interior

Seating capacity: 7 or 8
Headroom  
First row (in /mm): 40.4 / 1026 (w/o moonroof); 38.6 / 979 (w/ moonroof)
Second row (in / mm): 39.4 / 1000 (w/o moonroof); 38.8 / 984 (w/ moonroof)
Third row (in / mm): 37.8 / 959
Legroom  
First row (in / mm): 41.3 / 1050
Second row (in / mm): 36.8 / 934
Third row (in / mm): 33.2 / 843
Shoulder room  
First row (in / mm): 61.6 / 1564
Second row (in / mm): 61.3 / 1558
Third row (in / mm): 57.4 / 1458
Hip room  
First row (in / mm): 57.2 / 1452
Second row (in / mm): 57 / 1448
Third row (in / mm): 48.3 / 1227
Cargo volume (cu ft / L)  
Behind first row with second seat folded and third-row seat and cargo management system removed: 115.2 / 3263
Behind second row with third-row seat and cargo management system removed: 68.9 / 1951
Behind third row with cargo management system removed: 23.3 / 660

Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L): 151.1 / 4277
Fuel tank (gal / L): 22 / 83
Engine oil (qt / L): 5.5 / 5.2
Transmission fluid (qt / L): 9.5 / 9.0 (Dexron VI only)
Cooling system (qt / L): 11.8 / 11.2
Max towing capacity (lb / kg): 4500 / 2045
GVWR (lb / kg): 6411 / 2908 (FWD)
6459 / 2930 (AWD)

2014 Buick Enclave Standard Equipment

2014  Enclave STANDARD EQUIPMENT
S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   – (dashes) = Not Available   D = ADI Available
 = Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Codes listed in the shaded column titled Ref. Only RPO Code are for internal use only and should not be ordered.
Free
Flow
RPO
Code
Ref.
Only
RPO
Code
DESCRIPTION 4R14526
FWD
4V14526
AWD
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
AYQ Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions
1 – Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1
C98 Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression
1 – Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1
AL0 Automatic Occupant Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector S    S    S    S    S    S   
CJ2 Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control, with individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger and rear seat occupants S    S    S    S    S    S   
IntelliLink, includes personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, HMI (Human Machine Interface), phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible, software Bluetooth and smartphone S    S    S    S    S    S   
UG4 Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio with CD player, IntelliLink, 6.5″ diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack S    S    S    S    S    S   
UQF Audio system feature, standard speaker system S    S        S    S       
Audio system feature, USB port S    S    S    S    S    S   
NEW!  USB port, 2 charging-only ports, located in the rear of the center console S    S    S    S    S    S   
U2K SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. Welcome to the world of satellite radio.
1 – IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental (“FDR”) use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.
2 – Replaced by (UBS) NavTraffic when (UGY) Color Touch Navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player or (UGX) Color Touch Navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD/DVD player are ordered. IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental (“FDR”) use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.
S1 S2 S2 S1 S2 S2
AT8 Child seat restraint system, rear facing S    S    S    S    S    S   
K34 Cruise control S    S    S    S    S    S   
Defogger, rear-window electric S    S    S    S    S    S   
Door locks, rear child security S    S    S    S    S    S   
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection S    S    S    S    S    S   
B37 Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row S    S    S    S    S    S   
Glovebox, locking, passenger-side of instrument panel S    S    S    S    S    S   
UH9 Instrumentation, includes Driver Information Center, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery, gear selector, outside air temperature and (U80) compass display S    S    S    S    S    S   
UJ2 Instrumentation, engine oil life monitor S    S    S    S    S    S   
UC1 Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer S    S    S    S    S    S   
DD8 Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming S    S    S    S    S    S   
UE1 OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan, includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1 – Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1
BS1 QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin S    S    S    S    S    S   
UVC Rearview camera system, integrated into IntelliLink display S    S    S    S    S    S   
AQQ Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range S    S    S    S    S    S   
BTV Remote vehicle starter system S    S    S    S    S    S   
AH5 Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power with power recline and lumbar control S            S           
AG2 Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way power (fore/aft) with manual recline and lumbar S            S           
ABB Seating, 7-passenger, front bucket, second row captain’s chairs, flat folding and SmartSlide access to third row, third row flat folding 60/40 split bench S    S    S    S    S    S   
N37 Steering column, tilt and telescopic S    S        S    S       
N30 Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with Mahogany wood accents S    S    S    S    S    S   
UK3 Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls and cruise controls S    S    S    S    S    S   
D7E Storage system, rear cargo area under floor S    S    S    S    S    S   
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer with content theft alarm S    S    S    S    S    S   
UJM Tire Pressure Monitor System S    S    S    S    S    S   
UG1 Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable S    S    S    S    S    S   
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors S    S    S    S    S    S   
AXE Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down features, passenger Express-Down feature S    S    S    S    S    S   
T61 Daytime Running Lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control S    S    S    S    S    S   
Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted, rear-side, quarter panel and liftgate S    S    S    S    S    S   
T83 Headlamp control, automatic on and off S    S    S    S    S    S   
Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon, projector lamps hi/low bi-functional with blue tint lenses and chromed bezels S    S    S    S    S    S   
TB5 Liftgate, rear power S    S    S    S    S    S   
V2P Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, chromed S    S    S    S    S    S   
DS3 Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
1 – Includes driver side memory feature.
S    S1     S    S1    
UD7 Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning S    S    S    S    S    S   
QLW Tires, P255/65R18-109S all-season, blackwall S            S           
QD6 Wheel, 17″ (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
1 – Not available with (V92) Trailering Provision Package.
S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1
PZ3 Wheels, 18″ (45.7 cm) painted aluminum S            S           
Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades S    S    S    S    S    S   
Wiper, rear intermittent with washer S    S    S    S    S    S   
KW7 Alternator, 170 amps S    S    S    S    S    S   
GW5 Axle, 3.16 ratio, final drive S    S    S    S    S    S   
JL9 Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc S    S    S    S    S    S   
LLT Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 with SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection), DOHC (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm) S    S    S    S    S    S   
NEB Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips integrated in fascia S    S    S    S    S    S   
GZV GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) S    S    S               
GZW GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg)             S    S    S   
StabiliTrak, Stability Control System with roll over mitigation S    S    S    S    S    S   
NV7 Steering, power, variable effort S    S    S    S    S    S   
FE2 Suspension, Premium Ride, 4-wheel independent S    S    S    S    S    S   
NW9 Traction control, full-range S    S    S    S    S    S   
Trailering provisions, 2000 lbs. (907 kg) S    S    S    S    S    S   
M7V Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive S    S    S               
M7X Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive             S    S    S