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Old 06-18-2017, 06:42 PM   #1
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2018 Buick Enclave

I see Buick is releasing pictures and data on the 2018 Enclave. I have a 2010 Enclave that I will consider trading. I've requested info on the new one - if its towable four down. I see it has a new dual clutch 8 speed auto tranny - sounds hi tech - not good for towing? The Enclave is on a new platform which it will share with the Cadillac X7 when it debuts in 2019. it is not the same platform as the new Chevy or GMC Acadia. They are still towable. I do like what I see on the new Buick and I hope it will remain towable. Buick seems to be one of the last few mfgrs. that support RV towing. Anybody have any expertise on these 'new' transmissions and what effect it will have on four down towing. Maybe I need to look at a 2017 Enclave before they are gone!
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Oh, here is the link to the Buick site.


All-New 2018 Buick Enclave
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I hope I am wrong, but based on everything I have read, I believe that the new 8 and 9 speed transmissions are NOT towable. This means that little by little the number of towable car and truck models is shrinking, because nearly all manufacturers are gradually introducing these new transmissions in order to meet fuel economy mandates. The current crop of towable Ford and GM vehicles all use a 6-speed transmission which was jointly developed by the two companies. Sadly, it seems that towability was not a priority when developing the new 8 and 9-speeds that are gradually replacing the 6-speed. The same thing happened when Honda introduced the CVT transmission on the CR-V. The new transmission is not towable.
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