Chevy Crossover Trailering Guide

Chevy Crossover Trailering Guide

The crossover body style offers a unique combination of features and characteristics, including a car-like demeanor and easy driving behind the wheel, as well as expanded practicality, passenger space, and storage. As such, some customers choose to tow with their crossover. With that in mind, we’re taking a closer look at the towing capacities for the 2022 Chevy crossover model lineup.

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Chevy Crossover Trailering Guide
Chevy Crossover Trailering Guide

The models covered here include the Chevy Blazer, Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, Chevy Equinox, Chevy Trailblazer, Chevy Traverse, and Chevy Trax.

The Chevy crossover model with the highest max trailer weight rating is the Chevy Traverse when equipped with the optional Trailering Equipment Package (RPO code V92), which is rated at 5,000 pounds. To note, the Chevy Traverse is equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, mated to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

To note, the V92 Trailering Equipment Package is also available on the Chevy Blazer and Chevy Trailblazer, and includes things like hitch guidance and a heavy-duty cooling system.

The Chevy crossover with the lowest towing capacity rating is the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer with the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine as well as the V92 Trailering Provisions and PDE Trailering Packages, rated at 1,000 pounds. The turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine is rated at 155 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 174 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm.

t’s also worth noting that several of the 2022 Chevy crossover models are not recommended for towing at all, with owner’s manuals explicitly stating “Never tow a trailer with your vehicle. It was not designed or intended to tow a trailer.” The models not recommended for any towing whatsoever include the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Bolt EUV, Chevy Trailblazer models without AWD and the Trailering Packages, and the Chevy Trax.

Check out the table below for a more complete breakdown of the 2022 Chevy crossover towing capacities:

2022 Chevy Crossover Towing Capacities

Model Powertrain Drivetrain Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)
Blazer Turbo 2.0L I4 LSY FWD 1,500 / 680
Blazer with V921 Turbo 2.0L I4 LSY FWD/AWD 3,500 / 1,588
Blazer 3.6L V6 LGX FWD 1,500 / 680
Blazer with V921 3.6L V6 LGX FWD/AWD 4,500 / 2,041
Bolt EV Electric FWD 0 / 0
Bolt EUV Electric FWD 0 / 0
Equinox Turbo 1.5L I4 LYX FWD/AWD 1,500 / 680
Trailblazer Turbo 1.2 I3 LIH FWD 0 / 0
Trailblazer Turbo 1.3L I3 L3T FWD/AWD 0 / 0
Trailblazer with PDE and V922 Turbo 1.3L I3 L3T AWD 1,000 / 454
Traverse 3.6L V6 LFY FWD/AWD 1,500 / 680
Traverse with V921 3.6L V6 LFY FWD/AWD 5,000 / 2,268
Trax Turbo 1.3L I4 LE2 FWD/AWD 0 / 0

Chevy Crossover Trailering Guide

1. Trailering Equipment Package (RPO code V92)
2. Trailering Package, LPO (RPO code PDE) and Trailering Provisions (RPO code V92)
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Texas edition bucks lottery tickets feature Chevy Silverado

Texas edition bucks lottery tickets feature Chevy Silverado

Texas Lottery has launched a new $5 Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks scratch ticket featuring the popular Chevrolet Silverado brand. The ticket includes a promotional second-chance drawing that will see four lucky players drive home a Chevrolet Silverado truck. Pollard Banknote worked closely with the Texas Lottery and the licensor to develop the scratch ticket and merchandise package specifically designed for the Texas market.

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The Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks ticket features the ‘Texas Edition’ logo and an eye-catching red truck front and center.

The Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks ticket features the ‘Texas Edition’ logo and an eye-catching red truck front and center.

“We are always looking for ways to provide players with new and exciting games and Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks, which leverages the popularity of the Chevrolet Silverado, delivers on all aspects,” says Gary Grief, executive director, Texas Lottery. “Given the excitement that we have previously seen when debuting scratch tickets featuring engaging promotional second-chance drawings, we think Texas players are going to be thrilled with this new game.”

“We are delighted that the Texas Lottery chose to leverage the appeal of the Chevrolet Silverado brand to produce a Texas-specific scratch ticket and engaging second-chance promotion that will appeal greatly to Texas players,” says Brad Thompson, vice president, sales and marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We are excited to continue working with the Texas Lottery and help strengthen its scratch ticket portfolio with innovative lottery products and programs.”

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Walter the Cat

Walter the Cat

Chevrolet probably didn’t predict that an adventurous Walter the Cat would somehow overshadow its trucks and SUVs, but it knows a feline star when it sees one. Now Walter the cat is back, making a second appearance alongside the 2022 Chevy Silverado to prove that winter weather needn’t be a problem whether you’ve got all-wheel drive or just four paws.

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Walter the Cat leads the pack!
Walter the Cat leads the pack!

The commercial – dubbed “Walter in Winter” – aired for the first time in the US over the weekend, and sees Walter braving the snow this time around. As well as going camping, Walter helps rescue a hapless skier from the snow and settles down in an impromptu campsite – powered, of course, from the Silverado itself.

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It’s all in the name of pitching the 2022 Silverado’s Trail Boss trim. That takes the standard truck and gives it a two-inch lift over the regular ride height, for increased clearance off-road. It also gets Goodyear Duratrac tires for better traction, plus a two-speed transfer case and the Z71 off-road package. It’s part of a push by automakers to bake in some of the features we’ve seen popularized in third-party modifications, only this time direct from the factory.

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Walter the Cate outside in the snowFor Walter fans, it’s another opportunity to see a cat act like a dog. Truck fans, though, may be more intrigued by Chevrolet’s decision to go with a four-cylinder gas engine as standard on the Silverado LT Trail Boss and Silverado Custom Trail Boss. While a V8 is available in the engine line-up, Chevy opted for its punchy turbo-four instead for this off-road-focused pickup.

While it may be smaller than you might expect, the high-output engine is actually good for 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. If you really want more cylinders, Chevrolet will offer both the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter versions of its V8 as upgrades on both Trail Boss trims. The Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-diesel – known for its plentiful torque and better economy – is also an option.

It’s Walter’s second outing as a Chevy spokescat, having made his debut back in the Summer of 2021. Then, the automaker showed the go-getter feline getting to grips with the 2021 Silverado, as part of its Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games advertising.

The Walter the Cat spot was an instant hit, and has since racked up more than 2.1 million views on YouTube. While the Silverado showed off its Multi-Flex Tailgate – something which has been carried over to the 2022 model year pickup – Walter was more interested in braving the great outdoors. That meant road-trips in the truck, going fishing and swimming, and chasing other kitties up trees, just like a dog might.

Although they may not be the sort of activities you’d associate with cats, the pet in the commercial wasn’t actually the result of CGI, at least for the most part. For the original advert Chevy’s agency, Commonwealth/McCann, used nine identical tabby cats to play the role of Walter, creative lead Gary Pascoe told Muse by Clio. Each furry actor had its own talents to bring to the set, a huge 100,000 acre ranch in Utah.

“Each Walter the cat had a specific unique ability: jumping into a truck, busting through a door, coming out of water,” Pascoe said. “The real cats performed so well, we ended up using very little CGI.”

Walter made a very small reappearance in Chevrolet’s teaser for the Silverado ZR2 in September 2021, though you’d have been forgiven for missing the brief tail sighting while Chris Pratt extolled the virtues of the truck.

For Chevy, the 2022 Silverado is a particularly big deal. Truck sales continue to grow in the US, and it’s an ongoing battle to try to snipe Ford’s best-selling F-150 from the top spot – particularly as the supply chain shortage adds unexpected hurdles to automakers’ production plans. Meanwhile, come 2023, Chevrolet will launch its 2024 Silverado EV, the first all-electric version of the pickup.

It will use the GM Ultium platform for EVs, have around 400 miles of range – model depending – and offer enhanced convenience features like the ability to open up the bed into the cabin for hauling longer items. While the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss will be offered with a bed outlet, useful for powering campsites whether or not you have your cat with you, the 2024 Silverado EV will be sold with a PowerBase charging system, capable of supplying up to 10.2 kW across as many as 10 outlets.

Commercials for the Silverado EV haven’t begun appearing yet, and indeed Chevrolet is only currently taking reservations for the electric truck. Sales are expected to kick off next year, while the new gas-powered Silverado Trail Boss will arrive in dealerships later in 2022. Chevrolet will provide the Multi-Flex Tailgate; you’ll have to supply the adventurous pet.

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Next-generation Chevrolet could have airless tires

(CNN)Michelin has been working with General Motors to develop airless tires that will be sold on a next-generation Chevrolet Bolt electric car, expected to go on sale in the next few years, a Michelin executive said. It could mark the decline of over 130 years of tire tradition but also the end of one of the most annoying aspects of car ownership: keeping air in the tires.

“We want to bring the next generation of the Chevrolet Bolt with airless tires,” Alexis Garcin, president of Michelin North America said in an interview with CNN Business, “and it’s going to happen now in the next three to five years.”
GM has not confirmed that it is working on a new car to be called the Chevrolet Bolt, the same name as the automaker’s current EV, but GM has said it is working on a wide variety of electric vehicles including affordable ones similar to the Bolt in price. Michelin and GM have tested the airless tire on current-generation Bolt cars, though, something the companies have been open about.
It’s ironic that the first airless tire for passenger cars might come from the French tire maker whose famous mascot — Bibendum, more popularly known as the Michelin Man — is made from air-filled tires. The company made its name in the late 1800s with advancements to pneumatic (air-filled) tires for bicycles and was among the first to produce and market them for use on automobiles. In 1899, the first car to set a world speed record using pneumatic tires, a rocket-shaped electric car that went 66 miles an hour, did it on Michelins. The company has gone on to produce pneumatic tires used in other speed record attempts by companies like Bugatti.
The disadvantages of filling tires with pressurized air are obvious. Air is a gas that can leak, and tires are vulnerable to punctures. Tire makers have spent over a century coming up with ways to minimize punctures and keep air inside these circular rubber tubes, but it still happens with some regularity.
Michelin’s airless tire design relies on flexible ribs to provide a sort of spring action, roughly the same way air does in a pneumatic tire. If the tread gets punctured, it makes little difference since the tire doesn’t hold in air. In fact, the sides of the airless tire are completely open.
Of course, there are reasons airless tires haven’t been used on passenger cars in over a century. Air does have its advantages. For one thing, pressurized air allows tires to be customized for specific uses. For instance, a driver taking a four-wheel-drive truck off-road might reduce the air pressure in the tires, which allows the tire to flatten out a bit creating a larger footprint area on loose sand or dirt. The tires can then be re-inflated when the truck goes back to driving on asphalt.
Also, car companies have been engineering cars and their suspension systems for a century with the idea that the vehicles would be riding on air-inflated tires. Airless tires could perform differently, presenting a challenge for car engineers.
Michelin is trying to replicate as closely as possible the behavior of air-filled tires. Given the completely different structure of these tires compared to pneumatic ones it will be challenging to replicate that feel, said Ryan Pszczolkowski, who oversees tire testing at Consumer Reports. It’s especially challenging given that pneumatic tires come in a wide variety and feel and behave differently from one another.
“I mean, we’re literally reinventing the wheel here,” he said.
Michelin already sells an airless tire, called the X Tweel, for use on lawnmowers and similar off-road equipment like ATVs. One X Tweel for a lawnmower — it includes the tire and its integrated wheel, rather than the tire and wheel being separate — can cost over $600, according to the product website. But Michelin claims they last longer than pneumatic tires and offer a more comfortable ride because they aren’t as bouncy.
But passenger car drivers are going to be pickier than lawnmower drivers about things like ride, handling, and noise. Cars operate at much higher speeds and take corners much faster than off-road machinery. Michelin engineers have to replicate the feel and performance of pneumatic tires under this more demanding daily use.
For these reasons, the passenger car version Michelin is developing, called the Uptis, has a different construction even though it looks almost the same as the X Tweel. The central ribs that hold it up are made from rubber reinforced with resin-injected fiberglass while the X Tweel’s ribs are made with polyurethane, for instance.
Garcin also envisions the tire incorporating other technological advancements. It will be completely recyclable and renewable — it will easy to retread and reuse — and it will have real-time connectivity so drivers will be able to easily monitor tread wear.
Of course, any consumer acceptance of an airless tire will also depend on the cost. But its introduction on the next generation of Bolt, a car that starts just shy of $32,000, appears to indicate that airless tires won’t be limited to the upper end of the market
Beyond this first electric car, the sheer variety of tire sizes and types already on the market will create its own challenges, said Pszczolkowski, as Michelin works to create airless tires for more vehicles.
“It seems like every time a new vehicle comes out a new tire size is invented,” he said. “It’s really maddening.”
In the end, said Pszczolkowski, the success of airless tires really depends on how much trouble and expense consumers are willing to go to to avoid a flat tire.

Chevy Suburban likely to reach 200,000 miles

Chevy Suburban likely to reach 200,000 miles

A recent study conducted by market research firm iSeeCars indicates the Chevy Suburban is one of the longest-lasting nameplates around, with many examples of the full-size SUV surpassing 200,000 miles driven.

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Chevy Suburban likely to reach 200,000 miles
Chevy Suburban likely to reach 200,000 miles

iSeeCars based its Top 15 Longest-Lasting Cars ranking on the percentage of registered vehicles of a particular nameplate that have surpassed the 200,000-mile mark. The study found that 6.6 percent of all Chevy Suburban models registered in the U.S. today have 200,00 miles or more – making it the third longest-lasting vehicle, based on this metric. The Toyota Land Cruiser was first, with 18.2 percent of vehicles reaching at least 200,000 miles driven, followed by the Toyota Sequoia at 14.2 percent.

Chevy Suburban likely to reach 200,000 milesNot surprisingly, the GMC Yukon XL, which is essentially a rebadged version of the Suburban, was right behind it in fourth, with 5.5 percent of Yukon XLs hitting 200,000 miles or more. The Chevy Tahoe, of which the Chevy Suburban is an extended wheelbase version, was also among the top ten longest-lasting vehicles at 4.4 percent. The GMC Yukon was twelfth overall at 3.7 percent.

While iSeeCars did not say why fewer GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models hit 200,000 miles than Chevy Suburban and Tahoe models, it could be due to the fact that they are more likely to have added luxury features, which could increase repair costs later in the vehicle’s life span and make it more likely owners will replace the vehicle instead of repairing it. This may also be why the Cadillac Escalade is absent from the top 15.

iSeeCars analyst Karl Brauer was not surprised to see GM’s four full-size SUVs perform well with regard to longevity and reliability.

“All manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, and Chevrolet Tahoe share a platform and many common parts, confirming why these popular family vehicles are all likely to last 200,000 miles,” said Brauer.

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Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

See available incentives for New 2022 Chevy Trailblazer!  In addition, Chevy Trailblazer is also offering 0% apr financing for up to 48 months (usually GM only offers 0% for a 36 month term) or 0.9% for up to 60 months or 1.9% for up to 72 months.

Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the fastest-selling vehicles in America.   We have new Trailblazers in stock most days and always have in-transit Trailblazers you can choose from.

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New Chevy Blazers in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

New Chevy Blazers in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

We have new Chevy Blazers in stock now with a lot more on the way.  Please check online or call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 and see what’s coming in tomorrow.

New Chevy Blazers in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
New Chevy Blazers in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Chevy Safety Assist

The Chevy Safety Assist suite of driver assistance features comes standard on every Blazer. This includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, and more.New Chevy Blazers in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

HD Surround Vision camera

An available HD Surround Vision camera gives you a bird’s-eye view of what’s going on around your SUV. This improves both safety and convenience when parking.

Driver Confidence II Package

The available Driver Confidence II Package adds more modern safety tech like adaptive cruise control, a safety alert seat, and enhanced automatic emergency braking.

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Chevy Corvette Wins Best Resale Value

Chevy Corvette Wins Best Resale Value

The Chevy Corvette Stingray has won the 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award in the Sports Car category.Chevy Corvette Wins Best Resale Value

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are an annual recognition of the automakers and vehicle models that retain the highest percentage of their original value on the used market. The Chevy Corvette took top honors in the sports car category this year and was also listed as the number one model for resale value overall, beating out popular models like the Ford F-Series, Toyota 4Runner and Tesla Model X. The best brand for resale value was Toyota, while the best luxury brand was the Japanese automaker’s luxury arm Lexus.

According to Kelley Blue Book, much of a vehicle’s resale value is based on supply and demand, as well as “current and projected future market conditions.” Some vehicles, however, like the Chevy Corvette, also retain a high percentage of their original value as they are not often discounted from new and generate high levels of consumer interest. In other words, shoppers in the market for a Chevy Corvette may be willing to pay a higher amount for a used model if they are unable to locate a new one with any kind of discounted price, and are usually highly motivated to make the purchase.

The publication says an average 2022 model-year vehicle will only retain about 43 percent of its original value after a five-year ownership period, which means a vehicle that sells for $45,000 new  today will only be worth about $19,350 five years down the road. Vehicles included in this list of the top ten best vehicles for resale value, by comparison, will retain around 56 percent of their original price on the used market.

Chevy Corvette Wins Best Resale Value but other GM vehicles that received awards for resale value from Kelley Blue Book this year include the GMC Yukon (full-size SUV category) and GMC Sierra (full-size pickup category).

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New 2021 Malibu Offers New 2022 Malibu Offers

This silver New 2021 Malibu is in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

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Chevy Malibu discount offers in February 2022 are as follows:

  • Purchase Offer:
    • 2021 Malibu, excluding L trim level
      • $500 Cash Allowance
      • $500 Ron Westphal Discount
  • Finance Offers:
    • 2021 Malibu, excluding L trim level
      • 0 percent APR for up to 48 months
      • For very well-qualified buyers
      • Must finance with GM Financial
      • $750 Select Market Competitive Cash for current owners or lessees of a 2008 model year or newer non-GM vehicle
    • 2022 Malibu
      • 0 percent APR for up to 48 months
      • For very well-qualified buyers
      • Must finance with GM Financial
      • $750 Select Market Competitive Cash for current owners or lessees of a 2008 model year or newer non-GM vehicle
  • Lease Offers:
    • 2021 Malibu LT
      • $239 per month for 24 months
      • Ultra low-mileage lease with 10,000 miles per year
      • $2,869 due at signing for current lessees of a 2017 model year or newer non-GM vehicle (after all offers)
      • $0 security deposit
      • Available nationwide
    • 2022 Malibu LT
      • $239 per month for 24 months
      • Ultra low-mileage lease with 10,000 miles per year
      • $3,159 due at signing for current lessees of a 2017 model year or newer non-GM vehicle (after all offers)
      • $0 security deposit
      • Available nationwide

The above Chevy Malibu midsize sedan offers are valid through February 28th, 2022.

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