The 2023 Buick Enclave is the sixth model year for the second-generation crossover, introducing a few updates and changes as compared to the refreshed 2022 model-year vehicle. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at the 2023 Buick Enclave towing capacities with the following spec breakdown.
Under the hood, the 2023 Buick Enclave features a single powerplant option, specifically the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. Output is rated at a maximum of 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, with the GM 9-speed automatic transmission on hand as the exclusive transmission option. Output is directed to either the front wheels as standard, or all four wheels as an optional upgrade. A 3.49 axle ratio is in place across the board.
Notably, the 2023 Buick Enclave is also offered with the Trailering Package, which is tagged with RPO code V92 and includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Trailer Hitch
- Heavy-duty engine cooling system (V08)
- Hitch Guidance (CTT)
- Hitch Guidance with Hitch View (PZ8)
- Tow / Haul mode
With all that covered, let’s check out the full list of 2023 Buick Enclave towing capacities:
2023 Buick Enclave Towing Capacities
|Model||Drivetrain||3.6L V6 LFY|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|Essence||FWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Essence with (V92) Trailering Package||FWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
|Essence||AWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Essence with (V92) Trailering Package||AWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
|Premium||FWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Premium with (V92) Trailering Package||FWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
|Premium||AWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Premium with (V92) Trailering Package||AWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
|Avenir||FWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Avenir with (V92) Trailering Package||FWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
|Avenir||AWD||3.49||1,500 / 680|
|Avenir with (V92) Trailering Package||AWD||3.49||5,000 / 2,268|
As we can see, the 2023 Buick Enclave towing capacities are pretty consistent between the different configurations on offer. Without the V92 Trailering Package, the 2023 Buick Enclave gets a max trailer weight rating of 1,500 pounds, while with the package, the rating rises to 5,000 pounds. Note that these ratings apply across the board, regardless of trim level or drivetrain selected.
Under the skin, the 2023 Buick Enclave rides on the GM C1 platform. As GM Authority covered previously, the start of regular production for the 2023 Buick Enclave began June 11th, 2022. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
Updates compared to the 2022 model year include a new exterior paint list, with Quicksilver Metallic (paint code GAN) no longer available with the introduction of the 2023 model year. In its stead, the 2023 Buick Enclave offers Moonstone Gray Metallic (paint code GXD) as a replacement.