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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Will there be an electric Camaro?

Will there be an electric Camaro?

General Motors is gearing up to release a bevy of new all-electric vehicles, with 30 new EV models set to launch by 2025. Rumor has it one of those new EV’s may be a battery-powered Chevy Camaro, and now, GM President Mark Reuss is adding fuel to the fire with some recent statements.

In an interview with The Fox Garage, Reuss addressed the rumor that GM was working on a new all-electric Chevy Camaro, per a teaser image released last year that appears to show the silhouette of a Chevy Camaro coupe on top of GM’s latest BEV3 EV platform.  Will there be an electric Camaro?

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Although Reuss declined to “put a year on that” in terms of a timeframe for the release of an all-electric GM sports car, Reuss did indicate that such a thing was well within reach for the automaker in terms of technology and development, addressing the issue by instead talking about the Cadillac Celestiq, the luxury marque’s upcoming all-electric flagship sedan.

“What we’ve done with those [battery] modules and cells is we’re able to flip those on their sides to get the [hip] point down and to get the roofline down in the car,” Reuss said. “And so that car is a very low-roof car, and that sort of sets up that variant of the Ultium platform.”

“Lots of things being looked at, studied, designed, engineered,” Reuss added. “But I can tell you that the platform is absolutely capable of doing just about everything we want in our portfolio across every segment.”

Although far from specific, the statements certainly leave the possibility of an all-electric sports car (like a Chevy Camaro) wide open.

As GM Authority has covered in the past, the future of the Chevy Camaro nameplate is uncertain, with the current sixth-generation model set to sunset in 2023, or possibly in 2026. Either way, with General Motors aiming for zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, the longterm prospects for the Camaro with internal combustion under the hood is limited, at best.

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New 2021 Chevy in stock. Save your tears, we have inventory.

New 2021 Chevy in stock!

We have new 2021 Chevy models in stock now!  Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet now to browse new 2021 Chevys in stock.  Even if you don’t see what you are looking for…give us a call at 630-898-9630.  We are selling things so quickly right now our website can’t keep up!

All new 2021 Chevrolet models are  in stock now!  But hurry, they are going quickly.  And, with the current shortage of microchips– built in bound vehicles are spotty right now.  But–you can select an inbound unit and we can hold it for you and estimate a delivery date.

New 2021 Chevys in stock now!
New 2021 Chevys in stock now!

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2021 Chevy Trax offers a new color


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Assigned color code GUN and touch-up paint code WA-694D, Shadow Gray Metallic is one of three gray color options available for the 2021 Chevrolet Trax. The new hue is the darkest gray option with Silver Ice Metallic and Stone Gray Metallic being lighter.

The new Shadow Gray Metallic color is included in the base price of the 2021 Chevy Trax. It is available with all interior color combinations and trim levels. It is worth noting the Premier trim level was deleted for the 2021 model year, leaving only the LS and LT trim levels for the Trax. Additionally, the Jet Black with Brandy interior combination was deleted for the 2021 model year.

2021 Chevrolet Trax Trim Levels:

  • LS (1LS)
  • LT (1LT)

2021 Chevrolet Trax Interior Color Combinations:

  • Jet Black
  • Jet Black with Light Ash Gray

Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Chevy Trax can is at dealers, since the GM Bupyeong plant in Korea has been assembling and shipping the 2021 model to dealers for quite some time now, with the 2022 model set to enter production shortly. As such, models in the Shadow Gray Metallic exterior color are already on dealer lots. Availability varies by dealer, so check with yours for complete details.

2019 Chevy Silverado Power Tailgate

The 2019 Chevy Silverado Power Tailgate is finally here!

This awesome power tailgate has an electric motor and gear reduction in the bottom of the tailgate (replaces a torsion bar) and a pair of power-assist closure latches similar to Corvette doors closed once you close them.

There are 4 easy ways to use this new feature.

  1. Manually.  Yes, you can still open and close the tailgate by yourself.  But, when you open/close the tailgate manually it will start to come down or raise up by itself so don’t be surprised.
  2. Use the key fob.  Press the tailgate button twice quickly to open.  Press the button once and then again quickly and HOLD it to close the tailgate.
  3. There is a rubbery (electronic touchpad) button in the center top of the tailgate you can press to open or close the tailgate.
  4. There is a button in the cabin area (located in the center of the truck under the radio) you can press to power open/close the tailgate.

And yes, it IS still possible to remove the tailgate. Just unplug the power and camera connection near the middle of the base of the tailgate, then undo a retaining bolt at the right-side pivot (the motor reacts against this solid mount when raising and lowering the gate). The left side is a free rotating pivot. The change to aluminum for the tailgate saves way more weight than the motor and power latches add back in, so you’ll have an easier time manhandling this gate off and on. Loads on the tailgate are carried by the same cable straps you find on any pickup.

In addition there are safety features that won’t allow the tailgate to shut if fingers etc. are in the the way, or if items are resting on the tailgate.

The full power tailgate will be standard on High Country models and optional on LTZ models.

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