The 2012 Buick Enclave marks the model’s fifth year of production, continuing to provide Columbia Buick owners with a world-class choice in seven-passenger crossover vehicles. Minimal changes are coming for 2012, with the removed availability of two colors (Gray Green Metallic and Red Jewel Tintcoat) along with the arrival of Crystal Red Tintcoat as a premium paint option. Black roof rack cross rails will be available as a limited personalization option, and all-wheel drive Buick Enclave models will have a badge highlighting its extra capabilities.
Perhaps the more significant change for 2012 is Buick’s change in trim levels. In an effort to streamline the ordering and buying process, Buick has dropped the CX, CXL, and CXL-2 designations on its models in favor of four new packages: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. The Base model still comes exceptionally well-equipped, with a power rear liftgate, quad captain’s chairs, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, remote keyless entry, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, StabiliTrak stability control, premium-ride suspension, and Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning process all standard equipment.
Upgrading to the Convenience package adds the Driver Confidence Package, including remote vehicle start, ultrasonic rear parking assist, and a rearview camera, while the Leather package adds power heated seats with memory settings for the driver in the front along with leather-appointed seating through all three rows. The Premium package tops out the range, adding a 10-speaker Bose premium sound system with USB port, articulating headlamps, power-folding outside mirrors, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with memory, a 115v household power outlet, chrome-clad 19-inch aluminum wheels, and the all-important heated and cooled front seats that make Columbia summers much more pleasant.
Buick Enclave Stand-Alone Options Continue in 2012
The Bose sound system remains available as a separate option across all packages, while rear-seat entertainment and touchscreen navigation is available separately on Leather and Premium models. (Base and Convenience package models can choose a rear-seat entertainment system as part of the dealer-installed Ultimate Entertainment Package.) Leather and Premium models are the only ones that will be able to select the popular dual skyscape sunroof with its fixed skylight over the second row of seats.
For added capabilities, the Trailering Provision Package available with all packages allows Enclave to tow up to 4500 pounds when properly equipped. Featuring a heavy-duty engine cooling system, trailer hitch, and a compact aluminum spare wheel, the package is sure to be a popular option for Columbia Buick drivers looking to tow trailers either across town or across the country. (The aluminum spare wheel replaces the steel wheel that is available on Base and Convenience models and standard on Leather and Premium models.)
2012 Buick Enclave Arriving Later This Year in Columbia SC
Pricing has not yet been announced for the 2012 Buick Enclave, which will arrive in Columbia, South Carolina later this year. When it does arrive, it will be available at Jim Hudson Buick in Columbia, South Carolina. Jim Hudson is the #1 Buick dealer in the entire state of South Carolina, an achievement earned on its unique combination of attractive pricing and exceptional customer service. Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership in the city of Columbia an unmatched ten years and counting by readers of The State, and has been recognized multiple times as a GM Mark of Excellence dealer. For more information on the 2012 Buick Enclave, visit their Buick Enclave Columbia SC page on their website or call (803) 783-0110.