2021 Buick Envision Towing Capacity | Buick Envision Horsepower

July 9th, 2021 by

2021 Buick Envision trim levels - Buick Envision Preferred, Buick Envision Essence, Buick Envision Avenir

The 2021 Buick Envision provides a first-class driving experience in a subcompact sport-utility vehicle. With an interior that seats for up to five people, the Envision balances comfort, power, style, and technology to provide drivers and passengers with a superior ride. One area where the Buick Envision shines is in its towing capacity.

At Sweeney Buick GMC, we will work with you to find the Buick Envision configuration that works for the trips you plan to take. One important word of caution to mention upfront: Before you use the Envision for towing, carefully review the trailer section of the owner’s manual. The weight of passengers, cargo, and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

2021 Buick Envision Essence AWD in Cinnabar Metallic

Buick Envision Preferred

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The maximum towing capacity on the Buick Envision Preferred is 1,500 pounds. Towing with the Envision Preferred requires the addition of a frame-mounted trailer hitch, a factory-installed accessory you can order when you buy the vehicle. The Envision Preferred comes with trailering provisions that include a connector for accessory wiring.

The Buick Envision Preferred offers a front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive option. Both include a 2.0-liter turbo ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine. The engine produces 228 horsepower at 5,000 RPM, offering 258 pound-feet of torque at between 1,500 and 4,000 RPM. The car runs on a 9-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and driver shift control.

The Envision Preferred provides seating for up to five passengers and a maximum cargo hold of about 53 cubic feet. You must consider these elements when you are preparing for a tow. Consult your manual for help in striking the right balance between the interior weight and towing capabilities.

Buick Envision Essence

2021 Buick Envision Essence red

The next level trim in the Envision line is the Essence, and it also offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. If you expect to be using the Essence for towing, you will be able to order the trailer hitch and have it installed by the manufacturer before delivery. If you so desire, you can also order the optional trailer hitch trim bezel to give your vehicle a finely finished look.

The Envision Essence comes with a 2.0-liter turbo ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine that puts out 228 horsepower at 5,000 RPM. That setup generates 258 pound-feet of torque at between 1,500 and 4,000 RPM to help with your towing requirements.

The Essence has a 9-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled with overdrive and driver shift control. Like the other cars in the line, the Essence is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The size and weight of your load will always depend on the number of passengers and cargo in the vehicle at the time of towing. The Envision Essence seats up to five passengers and offers a maximum cargo capacity of about 53 cubic feet. Your manual will help guide you to the right balance between towing loads, and passengers and cargo.

Buick Envision Avenir

Buick 2021 Envision Avenir silver

The top-of-the-line Envision, the Avenir, also offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. To tow with the Avenir, you will need the frame-mounted trailer hitch, which is a dealer-installed accessory. It’s an option you can decide on at the time of purchase. You may also want to add the trailer hitch trim bezel, which gives the car a finished look. It’s another option you can decide on at the time of purchase. Keep in mind that towing with the Avenir may require additional equipment. Talk things over with the Sweeney Buick GMC sales team, which can guide you to the options you will need.

The Avenir, like the other trims in the Envision line, runs on a 2.0-liter turbo ECOTEC four-cylinder engine. That configuration also puts out 228 horsepower at 5,000 RPM along with 258 pound-feet of torque, to handle the maximum towing jobs you might decide to tackle.

As always, towing capacity will vary depending on the number of passengers and cargo you are carrying. Both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations of the Envision Avenir offer a maximum of about 53 cubic feet of cargo space. Follow the instructions in the manual to find the right balances between passenger and cargo weight and the size of the load you are pulling in your trailer.

2021 Buick Envision Essence AWD cargo space trunk luggage

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

The Buick Envision is engineered with features that will allow for the safest possible towing experience. Some of these are standard and some are options; talk through your towing expectations with the Sweeney Buick GMC team to highlight the key features you need for a successful experience.

Each of the vehicles comes with standard automatic emergency braking, an important feature since you need more room to stop when you have a trailer in tow. Of course, once you slow down, there is always the matter of where to park. The Envision comes with front- and rear-park assist, which sounds an alert when you approach obstacles that are in your blind spot. The standard rear HD camera also helps you safely get into an appropriate parking spot. Finally, you can add hill descent control as an option, to help keep you in control as you make your way downhill.

2021 Buick Envision Essence AWD Infotainment System showing Surround vision

Join the Buick Envision Family through Sweeney Buick GMC

The Buick Envision is a new-to-the-scene SUV that is growing in popularity. The Sweeney Buick GMC sales team would love to work with you to find out if the Envision is right for you and your family. Our team can also offer ideas for alternatives for comparison. We maintain a broad inventory of new Buick and GMC SUVs and are confident we can find a car that’s a fit in both style, comfort, and price.

Sweeney Buick GMC also recognizes that some people prefer the financial benefits of a used car. We maintain a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles we would be glad to show you. And, whether new or used, our finance team can get you a loan that works for your budget.

Stop by to check out the Envision, or call us to set up a test drive. You can also contact us online.

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