2021 Chevy Equinox Towing Capacity

February 25th, 2021 by
2021 Chevy Equinox cargo area

Whether you want to hitch up a small boat for a day out on Lake Huron or bring a pop-up camper for a trip outside of Port Huron, the 2021 Chevy Equinox will serve you well. What is the 2021 Chevy Equinox towing capacity? When properly equipped, the Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Discover the Equinox specs with Moran Chevrolet Fort Gratiot to understand everything this Chevy SUV can do!


Chevy Equinox Engine Lineup

The strong Equinox specs, including the Chevy Equinox towing capacity, stem from the Equinox engine lineup. You have two engines from which to choose with the new Equinox, which produce the following Equinox specs on Marysville roads.

Standard EcoTec 1.5L Turbocharged Engine

  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 170 hp
  • 203 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity
  • 1,114-pound Equinox payload rating

Available 2.0L Turbocharged Engine

  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 252 hp
  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum 3,500-pound towing capacity with the available Chevy Equinox towing package
  • 1,190-pound Equinox payload rating

Can the Chevy Equinox Tow a Trailer?

Wondering whether the Chevy Equinox towing capacity can handle a trailer? According to the Chevy towing guide, a trailer’s tongue weight should be no more than 10% to 15% of the vehicle’s GCWR (gross combination weight rating). Additionally, a more heavy-duty hitch may allow you to safely increase towing capabilities. Generally speaking, the 1.5L Equinox engine will permit the towing of the likes of a teardrop camper, while the 2.0L Equinox engine will accommodate a larger Airstream Caravel or a trailer like the Big Tex Trailer’s 35SV utility trailer (77 inch x 10-14 feet), for example.

Find the 2021 Chevy Equinox at Moran Chevrolet Fort Gratiot

Considering the Chevy Equinox engine lineup and associated Equinox specs, there’s no question that this Chevy SUV will serve you well as you travel throughout the Lake Port area. Plus, the Equinox interior boasts the versatility you need to carry passengers and cargo alike. Get in touch with Moran Chevrolet Fort Gratiot to schedule a test drive, and apply for financing before you visit to expedite the loan or lease process at the dealership!

 

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