Can the Buick Enclave Tow?

Buick Enclave Towing

The 2018 Buick Enclave is made to tow. In fact, it is made to haul cargo as well as people. Here’s what you need to know if you are considering the Enclave for your towing and hauling needs.

With the Enclave’s powerful V6, the driver commands 300 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine keeps fuel use low by shutting off the throttle during long pauses such as stop lights. The nine-speed automatic transmission helps deliver low-speed torque, a necessary ingredient for moving a heavy trailer. The front-wheel-drive can be replaced by Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. It has an active twin-clutch rear differential.

The new Enclave has a revised body that was designed for strength and mass efficiency. It can handle a big load inside and still pull a load. If you get the factory-installed towing package, you can tow up to 5,000 pounds. For many, they will be able to take their speedboat or other adventure machines with them. This ride is a good friend for those who like to head into the wilderness and bring the fun with them. It’s more fun at the lake with your jet skis or on the trail with ATVs. You’ve got lots of options with up to 5,000 pounds of capability.

Beating most three-rows, the cargo holds measures more than 23 cubic feet. If you fold the second row, you’ve got 58 cubic feet of space. That’s more than the entire cargo capacity of some two-row SUVs. With the third row folded, you’ve claimed 97 cubic feet. These figures represent independent SAE ratings. It should be noted that this space has grown since the Enclave was introduced a few years ago.

A power-programmable liftgate is standard. It’s easy to find at night thanks to the tri-shield Buick logo which is projected on the ground below the hidden hands-free sensor. Owners will appreciate a three-cubic-foot bin for organization and security. Available features include power-fold third-row seats and Smart Slide second row seats.

Technology plays as big a role as a utility in the Enclave’s ability to serve families. The tri-zone climate system works for the front positions, but there’s a third programmable thermostat for the back two rows. Six USB ports give everyone a plugin. Push button start and keyless entry keep life simple for busy parents. The touchscreen is an eight-inch-diagonal display. Helping to maximize its usefulness, the automaker includes Android Auto and Apple Carplay. These systems can stream maps to the screen, add dozens of dedicated apps, and expand voice command capability.