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2020 Buick Encore GX Towing Capacity

How much can a 2020 Buick Encore GX pull? Compare 6 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2020 Buick Encore GX Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 1.3L I-3, 3.17 axle ratio, 155 hp, 174 lb/ft - 1,000 lbs
  • 1.2L I-3, 5.45 axle ratio, 137 hp, 162 lb/ft - 1,000 lbs

Preferred Front-wheel Drive

Maximum Towing Capacity - 1000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Buick Encore GX is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 4211 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Buick Encore GX is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - no data

This is how much Buick Encore GX weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - no data

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 137 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 162 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 5.45

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - front-wheel

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - 2-spd CVT w/OD

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - intercooled turbo

It is the same for all trims.

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 102.2

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Buick Encore GX.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Buick Encore GX.

Preferred All-wheel Drive

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Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2020 Buick Encore GX maximum towing capacity?

When going for family excursions into the great outdoors, you have to be aware of the 2020 Buick Encore GX towing capacity, that is the most important quality for such venture. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's highest volume of weight that it can safely tow. This data can frequently be seen on a sticker located on the inside of the driver's door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the optimum functional weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and really should not be exceeded. As a good rule of thumb, the load of the trailer being pulled is required to stay within 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

In this section, you may find the information on the towing capacity of the 2020 Buick Encore GX with all trims and generations. Please be aware the maximum towing weight may vary based on the braking system of what is being pulled. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is actually unbraked capacity. When buying your RV, you should understand that the weight and score is provided by the the trailer's producer plus all the extra payload you will place into it should never go over the 2020 Buick Encore GX towing capacity. Violating this crucial principle will have an effect on your ability to control and stop in time and may eventually result in permanent problems for your vehicle or even result in crashes on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Buick Encore GX towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.