CHEVY TRAVERSE TOWING CAPACITY

Chevrolet Traverse Camping

Behind the wheel of a Chevy Traverse, you’ll have a powerful engine and plenty of all-terrain capabilities at your disposal. To top it off, the Traverse has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, ensuring that you can haul your rowboat or ATV on your next outdoor getaway.

How does the Traverse manage to haul so much gear? This review by the Baierl Chevrolet team ought to clear things up for Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers.


WHAT WILL YOU TOW WITH YOUR TRAVERSE?

With a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with all the proper equipment installed, the Chevy Traverse is a heavy hauler you can count on during the tougher road trips. That being said, you might be wondering, “what can a 5,000-pound capacity actually tow?” That’s a great question, and we’ve got a couple of good answers.

Small boats are just the right size for the Traverse hauling capacity. Perhaps this is a rowboat or a small motorboat, one that you can take to the lake for a bit of early morning fishing.

With the Traverse, you’ll also be able to haul small RVs—say, a popup camper. This kind of power will help you strike a nice balance between the camping experiences of new age “glamping” and old-school “roughing it.”


MORE POWER TO YOU

It takes more than a firm framework and a strong body to pull that much weight on a regular basis. The Chevy Traverse wouldn’t be able to achieve this towing capacity without the assistance of a potent powertrain.

The 3.6L V6 engine offered in this SUV allows you to churn up as much as 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque—more than enough brawn to keep hauling your favorite outdoor toys mile after mile.


ADJUSTABLE DRIVE MODES

With changing roads comes different driveline needs. You’ve got the muscle in your Traverse, but you also need the handling to master every road trip.

In this SUV, you’ll have an available drive mode selector that allows you to tweak vehicle performance with the simple turn of a dial. On harsh terrain, you can choose from:

  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 4×4/Snow
  • Off-Road
  • Tow/Haul

SEE THE ROAD FROM ALL ANGLES

In some vehicles, the addition of a trailer could easily obscure your vision. However, the Chevy Traverse compensates for this fact with an available Surround Vision Camera.

The system actually uses multiple cameras placed strategically around the car. There’s one in the back, one in the front grille, and one under each side mirror. This setup provides a bird’s-eye view of the car, so you can see all angles.

With a comprehensive surround view, backing up with your trailer is even easier.


SEE THE TRAVERSE IN ACTION

In spite of all your research, it’s hard to understand the full capabilities of the Chevy Traverse, including its towing mettle, until you’ve experienced it firsthand.

Drivers in Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township can come to Baierl Chevrolet to take this brawny SUV for a spin. Contact us to arrange your test drive today.


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