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 2018 Buick Enclave?
The 2018 Buick Enclave has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2018 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 2018 Buick Enclave Tow?
The 2018 Buick Enclave has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2018 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.
2018 Enclave Towing Capacity By Trim Level
There are many trim levels for the 2018 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 2018 Buick Enclave:
|2018 Buick Enclave Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2018 Buick Enclave Base 1SV||5,000 pounds|
|2018 Buick Enclave Essence||5,000 pounds|
|2018 Buick Enclave Premium||5,000 pounds|
|2018 Buick Enclave Avenir||5,000 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2018 Buick Enclave Engine Towing Specs
There is only one engine option for the 2018 Enclave which is a 3.6 Liter 6 cylinder engine that produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Buick Enclave 3.6L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2018 Buick Enclave Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2018 Buick Enclave comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional on most trims.
2018 Buick Enclave FWD Tow Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2018 Buick Enclave AWD Tow Capacity: 5,000 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2018 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.
2018 Buick Enclave Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2018 Buick Enclave is 1,825 pounds.
This means that the 2018 Enclave can carry up to 1,825 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 2018 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.
2018 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 2018 Enclave.
2018 Buick Enclave Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2018 Buick Enclave has a maximum tow rating of 5000 pounds, which makes it capable of medium-duty towing.
The 2018 Enclave’s tow capability is similar to its main competitors which are the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 BMW X5.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2018 Buick Enclave and their towing capacities below:
2018 Acura MDX: 5,000 pounds
2018 GMC Acadia: 4,000 pounds
2018 Honda Pilot: 5,000 pounds
2018 Volkswagen Atlas: 5,000 pounds
2018 Dodge Durango: 8,700 pounds
2018 Buick Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2018 Buick Model||Towing Capacity|
|2018 Buick Enclave||5,000 pounds|
|2018 Buick Envision||1,500 pounds|
|2018 Buick Encore||1,000 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2018 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 2018 Buick Enclave.