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GREEN | 6 out of 10
17 mpg city, 24 highway with front-wheel drive; 16/22 with all-wheel drive
averaged 16.7-17.6 mpg, disappointing results in testing that included a slight bias toward highway travel
The Enclave also runs fine on regular gas; several luxury competitors recommend or require premium.
average fuel economy of 18.6 miles per gallon over seven days wasn't impressive considering...90 percent of my driving was on the highway
Thanks to the transmission's wide span or gear ratios, the 2012 Buick Enclave gets better mileage than most vehicles of this size and weight. But that said, while sedans have been making significant improvements in gas mileage over the past several model years, the Enclave has numbers that might be a little hard to stomach if you're driving solo much of the time--as little as 16/22 mpg, with all-wheel drive.Those EPA numbers, even at that, seem a little optimistic based on the real-world observations of our editors along with other review sources. In our last significant stint with a previous mode-year Enclave, we saw an indicated 17 mpg over a mix of conditions.
Gas mileage for the 2012 Buick Enclave is unimpressive, but if you take advantage of all the space it's better than it sounds.