Guide to the 2020 Buick Encore Towing Capacity

August 27th, 2020 by

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Compact SUVs are popular on the Lakeland market, offering a great combination of flexibility and performance. The 2020 Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX stand out among the pack, with their surprisingly spacious design and plenty of utility for Lakeland roads. What is the 2020 Buick Encore towing capacity? And can a Buick Encore tow a boat? Find out answers to the questions and more below with a guide from Kelley Automotive Group.

2020 Buick Encore Towing Capacity: Encore and GX Engines

The 2020 Buick Encore comes with a zippy, fun engine to get your around Bartow with ease. If you want 1,000 pounds of Buick Encore towing capacity, you’ll want to choose the Buick Encore GX, which builds off the performance features of the Encore to add even more performance perks. Let’s look at the engine specs for both vehicles:

2020 Buick Encore Engine

  • 1.4L DOHC Turbocharged Engine generating 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
  • EPA-estimated 25 city / 30 highway mpg
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

2020 Buick Encore GX Standard Engine

  • ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo Engine generating 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated max 30 city / 32 highway mpg
  • Standard Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Max Buick Encore Towing Capacity of 1,000 pounds

So, can a Buick Encore tow a boat? Even though it’s in a small package, the powerful Buick Encore GX can tow a boat from Auburndale to Winter Haven with ease. It’s one of the many reasons the Buick Encore GX is a family-friendly SUV.

2020 Buick Encore Towing Capacity: Towing Tech

Besides asking, “can a Buick Encore tow a boat?”, many drivers are interested in knowing the different types of mechanical and technological improvements that make towing easier for their long trips. Buick has designed the Encore GX for controlled towing with the following additions:

  • Trailer Hitch: Add the trailer hitch to your vehicle to achieve the max 1,000 pounds towing capacity.
  • Electric Harness: This allows you to connect the lights on your trailer to those on your Buick Encore
  • Stabilitrak: The Stabilitrak electronic stability control system is an acclaimed performance technology that gives you better, more controlled performance
  • Safety: Available technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a Rear Vision Camera make you more aware of your surroundings when you’re trailering.

Besides towing, another utility highlight on the 2020 Buick Encore is the cargo space. Fold the seats down on the 2020 Buick Encore for more than 48 cubic feet of cargo space, and get up to 50.2 cubic feet of cargo space on the 2020 Encore GX.

Find the 2020 Buick Encore at Kelley Automotive Group!

Lakeland drivers can step inside this power compact SUV and try it out for themselves at Kelley Automotive Group! With powerful capabilities in a small package, the Encore checks a lot of boxes, and we can help you buy it with resources like our online credit application! Contact us today with any questions about the 2020 Buick Encore towing capacity and more.

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