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TourX Trailer Hitch Pic?

fng

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I suspect that the tow rating of zero for the Sportback/GS and 1,000 lbs. for the Tourx is in part an effort to steer customers towards an SUV/CUV that is more profitable than the Regals.
 

PrincipalDan

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I suspect that the tow rating of zero for the Sportback/GS and 1,000 lbs. for the Tourx is in part an effort to steer customers towards an SUV/CUV that is more profitable than the Regals.
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The Terrain with 2.0T 9 speed auto and tow package (which does include increased cooling capacity etc.) and is rated at 3500 lbs. The Terrain is advertised with roughly 30 less lb ft of torque than the TourX. I'd have been very happy (and paid for) a tow package for the TourX with similar capacity.

I don't want to tow a camper etc I simply would like to have a small trailer to bring stuff home from the Home Depot every once in a while. Makes much more sense to me than having a pickup truck.
 

Hinky

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Did they change tow rating in 19 Tourx owners manual to more then 0?
I have an 18, and mine says "The trailer should never weigh more than 454 kg (1,000 lb)"
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Jwmsa17

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I'd go for a hitch with a higher receiver location either with a notch cutout in the lower portion of the bumper or through the lower half of the rear bumper. I have a hitch mount 4 bike carrier that's fairly long and heavy; the carrier would drag on our driveway and on numerous locations getting to the trails with the standard receiver location below the bumper.
 

Wlepse

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I'd go for a hitch with a higher receiver location either with a notch cutout in the lower portion of the bumper or through the lower half of the rear bumper. I have a hitch mount 4 bike carrier that's fairly long and heavy; the carrier would drag on our driveway and on numerous locations getting to the trails with the standard receiver location below the bumper.
This is a real issue. I fabricated a riser and for the most part it works; unless the car is completely full of people and crap. Here is a link to the thread regarding my cargo tray. Cargo tray woes
 

BahamaTodd

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They changed the TourX tow rating sometime in 2018 and revised the manual. Early 2018 manuals say no rating for both the TourX and Sportback, but were revised with 1000 lbs for the TourX but still 0 for the Sportback. Makes no sense considering that mechanically they are the same car.

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WeLikeIt

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Here's my hitch with "custom" welded 2 inch receiver. I saw the idea from another guy on here, who welded a receiver to the top of the euro mount, and I liked that, but my chains would still drag. So I found a bumper hitch with flat stock and chain attachment holes, and had that welded onto the euro flat hitch. Now my chains don't drag, and I have that flat surface for a step if needed.
 

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CTMechE

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Just picked up my TourX this past weekend - I negotiated the hitch as part of the purchase price, and they are ordering it today. I don't need it immediately so I'm willing to wait a bit. (Desired use is my 5x8 utility trailer).

My 2019 TourX is rated for 1,000 lbs towing per the manual (including the electronic manual via the MyBuick app) It also claims that the hitch has to be installed by the dealer, even though the "factory" hitch *is* the Curt hitch. They also require 89 octane fuel for towing, even though it's only recommended for normal driving.

I don't know why the 2018 isn't rated, considering it's the same powertrain. I'm assuming they wanted to at least offer something vs. the Subaru Outback, which still rates their base 4cyl at 2700 lbs towing.SmartSelect_20190730-132718.jpg
 
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