CHEVY EQUINOX TOWING CAPACITY

Chevrolet Equinox Towing Power

With multiple engine options and a slew of smart safety features, the Chevy Equinox has a towing range of 1,500 pounds to 3,500 pounds.

If you’re a Wexford, Pittsburgh, or Cranberry Township driver looking to learn more about this capable crossover, then check out this article by the Baierl Chevrolet team. We’ll break down this car’s many strong qualities for you.


HOW DOES THE EQUINOX ACHIEVE THAT TOWING CAPACITY?

Hitching 3,500 pounds to the back of your vehicle can be incredibly taxing. However, the Equinox is a crossover designed with the long haul in mind.

Even in its base trim, it can haul up to 1,500 pounds of cargo due to its 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The standard 1.5L engine produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque—and that torque is proof that while it’s compact, the Equinox still has power to back it up.

However, those looking for more power can upgrade to the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Sure, it is only slightly bigger than its predecessor, but it amps up its output to 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. With the 2.0L option, you’ll be hauling the maximum of 3,500 pounds.

The 2.0L engine option also comes with a Tow/Haul mode. This simple technology adjusts gear ratios on demand to ensure that you can haul those heavy loads without burdening your Equinox.


ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED

With 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, what do you plan to haul? Maybe a rowboat or a small pop-up camper? Both will be welcome additions on your next family vacation. As you hit the open road on the long drive to your destination, you should have plenty of space inside the Equinox, too.

In total, the Equinox offers up 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space. Even if you’re filling all five seats, every passenger should have the room they need to stretch out and relax.

Behind the second row, you can easily stash your luggage with 29.9 cubic feet of cargo room. However, if the second row is unoccupied, fold it over to create 63.9 cubic feet of space for bags and other items.


SMART SAFETY FOR YOUR NEXT ROAD TRIP

With a trailer behind you and a car full of friends and family, you want to rest assured that you’re driving protected. Luckily, the Equinox offers enough collision-predicting safety features to raise your awareness and
keep you out of scrapes.

StabiliTrak electronic stability and traction controls come standard. They’ll keep your vehicle from swaying too much or losing grip when it’s pulling thousands of pounds.

Beyond that, there’s features such as the available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. It can be tricky to change lanes with a trailer behind you, as your rear view might be obstructed. However, this feature will let you know if a vehicle is traveling in your blind spot area, so you have the go ahead to move over.


TEST DRIVE A CHEVY EQUINOX TODAY

If that strong towing capacity and great tech array have you impressed, you may want to take the Chevy Equinox for a spin. Drivers in the Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township areas only need to contact our team to try it out.

Get in touch with the Baierl Chevrolet team today to schedule your Equinox test drive.