Buick Towing Capacity by Model

On this page you can browse the 408 Buick cars, trucks, and SUVs across 11 unique Buick models that we have towing capacity and payload information for.

Use the links below to see more details in the Buick model you're interested in - sorted by year of production and then by trim.

How Good are Buick Vehicles for Towing?

One of the oldest automobile brands in the world, Buick, although part of General Motors today, was at its creation its own company. There are companies that started earlier but they are no longer operating.

Ford created his first car before Buick was founded however he did not start his company until after Buick began operation. Autocar predates Buick but today focuses on heavy trucks only.

The first Buicks to be made were in 1899 and 1900 by the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. Designed by engineer Walter Marr, Buick's owner David Dunbar Buick did not have an interest in manufacturing automobiles.

Ultimately Marr would leave the company to be replaced by Eugene Richard who would apply for a patent for Marr’s valve-in-head engine design. It was awarded to Richard in 1904 under the Buick name. Later that year Buick would move from Detroit to Flint Michigan leaving Richard behind. This would usher in the return of Marr.

In 1904 37 Buick automobiles were produced with production ramping up vastly over the next few years until in 1908. 8,800 vehicles were produced that year alone. The Buick Motor Company was incorporated on May 19th 1903 just under a month before the Ford Motor Company.

Buick is one of the luxury brands under the General Motors umbrella alongside Cadillac. Their intended demographic as described by “The Detroit News” is a “successful executive with a family.” Generally more conservatively priced than Cadillac models Buicks offer no less in terms of quality and performance.

So with Buick being considered a luxury brand are they good for utility purposes in the form of towing? Well when it comes to the Bucks of the past few years the answer is a resounding yes. This is because the company has leaned heavily into the luxury SUV market.

The Buick Enclave for example with its 3.6L V6 engine is more than capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. You will however need a towing package fixed to the vehicle. When we look at older models more along the luxury sedan you might be surprised that a Buick LaCrosse can tow up to 1,000 lbs. Again however you would need to fit a towing package.

Generally speaking Buicks are not a go-to for towing so they will probably need a towing package to be fitted. They are heavier cars and require powerful engines which does leave a little in reserve as potential towing power. Check with your dealership to see what your specific model may be rated for towing purposes.