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2013 Buick Enclave

Large SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Front center airbag: designed to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes. It deploys from the inboard side of the driver’s seat and positions itself between the driver and front passenger (standard beginning with 2013 Enclave models, optional beginning with 2013 Acadia and Traverse models)
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The 2013 Buick Enclave is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook were introduced in the 2007 model year. The Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse were introduced in the 2008 and 2009 model years, respectively.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver and passenger side curtain airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the driver side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 GMC Acadia SLE 4wd
Weight 4,857 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0813
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-3
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0813
Head
HIC-15168
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.6
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.70
Maximum tibia index - right0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right55

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The 2013 Buick Enclave is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook were introduced in the 2007 model year. The Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse were introduced in the 2008 and 2009 model years, respectively.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 GMC Acadia SLE 4wd
Weight 4,877 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase119 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0835
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-17.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0835
Head HIC-1555
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)33
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)42
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)122
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0835
Head HIC-15101
Neck
Tension (kN)0.0
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)40
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.32
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)111
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,973 lbs
Peak force19,898 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.00
Tested vehicle
2011 GMC Acadia SLT 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)8
Distance below top of head (mm)11
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)7.9
Head contact time (ms)54
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)14
Max neck tension (N)433

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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