If a roomy mid-size SUV with good towing power is what you’re after, the Buick Enclave is an outstanding choice. The Enclave was introduced into Buick’s lineup in 2008 and is still made today. But what is the towing capacity of a 2016 Buick Enclave?
The 2016 Buick Enclave has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.
The 2016 Buick Enclave tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, trim level, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
How Much Can The 2016 Buick Enclave Tow?
The 2016 Buick Enclave has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.
The 2016 Buick Enclave tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Buick dealership for details to confirm how much your Enclave can tow.
You can check out our guide to Buick Enclave towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2016 Enclave Towing Capacity By Trim Level
There are many trim levels for the 2016 Enclave. Some engines and features are not available on certain configurations, so they can each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each package on the 2016 Buick Enclave:
|2016 Buick Enclave Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2016 Buick Enclave Convenience||4,500 pounds|
|2016 Buick Enclave Leather||4,500 pounds|
|2016 Buick Enclave Premium||4,500 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2016 Buick Enclave Engine Towing Specs
There is only one engine option for the 2016 Enclave which is a 3.6 Liter 6 cylinder engine that produces 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
2016 Buick Enclave 3.6L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 4,500 pounds
2016 Buick Enclave Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2016 Buick Enclave comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional on most trims.
2016 Buick Enclave FWD Tow Capacity: 4,500 pounds
2016 Buick Enclave AWD Tow Capacity: 4,500 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2016 Buick Enclave engine. Your Buick Enclave may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2016 Buick Enclave Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2016 Buick Enclave is 1,687 pounds.
This means that the 2016 Enclave can carry up to 1,687 pounds worth of passenger and cargo weight in the vehicle, which makes it great for road trips and hauling heavier items.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2016 Enclave will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2016 Buick Enclave Tow Package
Buick offers an optional factory-installed towing package for the Enclave which includes a hitch receiver, heavy-duty engine cooling system, tow/haul mode, and wiring harness.
We definitely recommend getting the towing package if you plan on towing anything with your 2016 Enclave.
2016 Buick Enclave Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2016 Buick Enclave has a maximum tow rating of 4500 pounds, which makes it capable of medium-duty towing.
The 2016 Enclave’s tow capability is similar to its main competitors which are the 2016 Audi Q7 and the 2016 BMW X5.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2016 Buick Enclave and their towing capacities below:
2016 Acura MDX: 5,000 pounds
2016 GMC Acadia: 5,200 pounds
2016 Honda Pilot: 5,000 pounds
2016 Dodge Durango: 7,400 pounds
2016 Buick Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2016 Buick Model||Towing Capacity|
|2016 Buick Enclave||4,500 pounds|
|2016 Buick Cascada||2,000 pounds|
|2016 Buick Encore||0 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2016 Buick Enclave Owner’s Manual on Buick’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2016 Buick Enclave.