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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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer reference guide

Everything you want to know about the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer in an easy-to-read guide.

















2021 Trailblazer for sale Ron Westphal Chevrolet Aurora IL
2021 Trailblazer for sale Ron Westphal Chevrolet Aurora IL

This guide is packed with valuable information. 

The Remote Keyless Entry transmitter must
be in the vehicle to turn on the ignition.
With the transmission in Park or Neutral,
press and hold the brake pedal and then
press the ENGINE START/STOP button to
start the engine. The green button indicator will illuminate.
Note: If the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter
battery is weak, place the transmitter in the pocket at the back of the small storage compartment in the
center console to enable the engine to start. Replace the transmitter battery as soon as possible.
Shift to Park and press the ENGINE START/STOP button to turn off the engine.
With the engine off and the brake pedal not depressed, press the ENGINE START/
STOP button to place the ignition in accessory mode to operate the radio, windows
and other accessories with the engine off. The amber button indicator will illuminate.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner’s Manual.
With the vehicle in Park or Neutral, rotate the key clockwise to
the Start position.
Shift to Park.
Push the key all the way in (1) and then rotate the key counterclockwise to the Lock/Off position (2).
See Driving and Operating in your Owner’s Manual.
With the vehicle parked, push down the lever under the left side of the steering
column to adjust the steering wheel. The steering wheel can be moved up or down
and in or out. Pull up the lever to lock the steering wheel in place.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner’s Manual

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What to do if you can’t find a new vehicle

Can’t find a new vehicle?

What to do if you can’t find a new vehicle?  Here are some tips from Ron Westphal Chevrolet that can help put you behind the wheel of the vehicle you want.

Don’t panic.  There are still options out there that will provide you with dependable transportation.

What to do if you can't find a new car truck or suv
What to do if you can’t find a new car truck or suv?

Unfortunately, the microchip shortage is real.  And, even though vehicle availability will get better in time for the next few months you may have difficulty finding a vehicle to suit your needs.  Below are some tips that may help you find your perfect next ride.

Tips to find a vehicle in 2021

If a new car dealership is sold out of the new models you are looking for, ask to see their demos and service loaners.  Although these vehicles will have some mileage on them, it is usually under 7,500 miles.  And, these vehicles have not been titled so you could get the brand new vehicle incentives that are in effect at the time of delivery.  Demos and loaners are usually current model year vehicles and you may get extra discounts on these units.  

Ask your salesperson about inbound vehicles.  They may be able to tell you exactly when a vehicle is coming in and you could purchase it before it even hits the lot.  Not all dealers will sell or hold inbound vehicles but it doesn’t hurt to ask.  GM has changed there rules during the pandemic to allow dealers to lock in incentives on most GM inbound orders.  Most dealer’s websites show some inbound vehicles but NOT all of them!  See your dealer for details or call Ron Westphal Chevrolet at 1-630-898-9630 to receive an updated and complete listing of inbound vehicles.

Ask your dealership to buy a pre-owned vehicle for you.  At Ron Westphal Chevrolet we have online access to vehicle auctions all across the country.  We can purchase a vehicle on your behalf and have it shipped to our dealership.  We purchase all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, crossovers, and SUVs.  Call our Customer Care Center at 630-898-9630 for details.

Can't find a new Equinox?  Try looking for a late-model GM Certified.
Can’t find a new Equinox? Try looking for a late-model GM Certified.

Why not consider pre-owned?  GM Certified vehicles are typically late-model vehicles that can be very nearly new.  All Certified vehicles pass a strict 172 point vehicle inspection performed at the dealership and come with a GM extended warranty at no additional cost to you.  You would be getting a dependable vehicle even if it technically wasn’t brand new.  Why not drive it for a while until new vehicle inventory availability increases.  Then, trade your Certified vehicle in towards the brand new vehicle.   Who knows…you may just fall in love with it and keep it for years to come.

Repair your current vehicle.  If your current GM vehicle is getting to the point where you usually trade it in, you may want to consider keeping it an extra year.  Take it to the dealership or a mechanic you trust and have them give it a thorough going over.  It may be worth it to spend money on maintenance repairs depending on what your vehicle needs.

Worried about higher mileage and breaking down in the future?  If your vehicle passes inspection and is within mileage and year limitations, you can purchase an extended warranty through your dealership.  Do NOT purchase an extended warranty on the phone from ANYONE!  They are a scam.  ONLY your GM dealership sells genuine GM extended warranties that are honored at all GM dealerships.  To inquire about purchasing a GM Extended warranty please call your local dealer or ask for Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s finance manager at 1-630-898-9630.

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Find out everything about 2022 GM Fleet innovations and solutions HERE!

Looking for a new 2021 or pre-owned fleet unit?  Call our Customer Care Team at 1-630-898-9630 or drop by our showroom.    Or, visit our website today.

General Motors Fleet is excited to provide your business with the latest news on our vehicles, features and services. We want to help your business stay up to date so it can stay ahead of the curve. We’re also pleased to continue our commitment to electrification with the announcement of the first all-electric Chevy Silverado and the upcoming BrightDrop™ delivery solutions. And while there’s lots that’s new for 2022, the exceptional one-on-one help you will receive from our fleet team is something that will never change.


General Motors Fleet is proud to offer 60 vehicles from four distinct brands to serve businesses. We’re pleased to provide options that have plenty of space such as our complete lineup of vans and full-size SUVs. We also have a full lineup of cars, including the reliable Chevrolet Malibu, for businesses looking to add comfort and efficiency to their fleet.

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Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado

Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado

You gotta check out this Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado!

6 different configurations to make your life a little easier.  And, it’s in stock now at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.   Thanks to Danny Cardinal and Rick Jacobsen for this video.

The new MultiFlex tailgate will be available as an option on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models and offer customers six different functions, similar to the GMC Sierra. Owners will be able to use the tailgate as a workbench, a makeshift bed step with a 375-pound capacity, and a bit of everything in between.

Other exterior changes include the deletion of the manual tailgate with EZ Lift. Meanwhile, the manual tailgate with EZ Lift and with power lock and release becomes standard on Custom (1CX), Custom Trail Boss (2CX) and LT (1LT). Additionally, the power up and down tailgate is now standard on LTZ (1LZ) and available on LT (1LT), RST (1SP) and LT Trail Boss (2LT) models. Finally, the Multi-Flex tailgate is introduced as an option on all trims. See the table below for complete tailgate availability.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Tailgate Availability
Work Truck Silverado Custom Silverado Custom Trail Boss LT RST LT Trail Boss LTZ High Country
Standard Tailgate QT2 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT6 QT6
Standard Tailgate Function Manual, no EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock
Available Tailgate A60, QT5, QK2 QK2 QK2 QT6, QK2 QT6, QK2 QT6, QK2 QT5, QK2 QT5, QK2
Available Tailgate Function Locking, Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex Multi-Flex Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Tailgate Availability
Work Truck Silverado Custom Silverado Custom Trail Boss LT RST LT Trail Boss LTZ High Country
Standard Tailgate QT2 QT2 QT2 QT3 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT6
Standard Tailgate Function Manual, no EZ Lift Manual, no EZ Lift Manual, no EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock
Available Tailgate QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 N/A N/A QT6 QT5
Available Tailgate Function Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock


  • QT2 – manual gate function
  • QT3 – manual gate function with EZ lift
  • QT5 – manual gate function with EZ lift, power lock and release
  • QT6 – power up/down gate function with power lock and release
  • QK2 – Multi-Flex tailgate, with six functional load/access features

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a demo, give us a call at 630-898-9630.  Our sales department is open until 8 pm weekdays and 5 pm on Saturdays!

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Carbon flash/edge red stinger Corvette video

Carbon flash/edge red stinger Corvette video

Carbon flash/edge red stinger 2021 Corvette stripe up close on Elkhart Lake Blue metallic background featured on this brand new 2021 Chevy Corvette Stingray coupe.   What an awesome color combo, don’t you agree?

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New Corvettes are in high demand!   Every Corvette we get has already been purchased and ordered for that specific client.  Each dealer is only allotted a few Corvettes each year and it’s never enough:(  So, the earlier you talk to your dealer and place an order, the higher your chances are of actually getting your dream car.

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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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Why is there an auto chip shortage?

Auto Chip Shortage

The semiconductor auto chip shortage has affected the auto industry in dramatic ways. Obviously, the biggest issue is how many plants are pausing production—and we’re here to let you know which major vehicles have their production currently affected by the chip shortage—but let’s not forget the Peugeot 308. Sure, it’s not available in the U.S., but Stellantis said this week that instead of the digital speedometers the car was going to have, it will now be produced with analog dials as a way to save chips to use in more popular models. Here’s hoping the upside is that these unexpected variants will be quirky collector’s items some day.

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Almost every automaker has been affected and forced to adjust production schedule in major ways. The consulting firm AlixPartners, cited by the Washington Post, estimated that the global auto industry will make somewhere between 1.5 million and five million fewer vehicles this year than originally expected. Volkswagen alone is down 100,000 vehicles for 2021, with the situation expected to worsen in the second quarter, and doesn’t expect to be able to make up the difference this year.

Exactly how long this situation will last is up in the air, but it appears like there’s darkness on the horizon. Taiwan, where many semiconductors are made, is suffering through a water shortage because no typhoons hit the island last year (which means aquifers are low) and rainfall for the first three months of 2021 was roughly half of the normal rate. Given this situation and many issues, the South China Morning Post reported this week that the chip shortage could last until 2022.


Audi Q7/Q8, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg
2019 porsche cayenne

German business paper Handelsblatt reported on April 26 that the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, will stop production of SUVs from April 29 through May 7 because of the chip shortage. The plant builds the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne (pictured) as well as the Audi Q7 and Q8. Production of smaller Europe-market cars, including the Volkswagen Up, Seat Mii, and Skoda Citigo, will continue.

Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, Traverse; Cadillac XT4/XT5/XT6; GMC Acadia
2021 cadillac camaro

Over 10,000 workers will have some sort of extended break at a long list of GM plants. Three plants—Spring Hill, Tennessee (which assembles the Cadillac XT5 and XT6 and the GMC Acadia), Delta Township, Michigan (Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse), and Ramos Arizpe in Mexico (Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox) will shut down for one or two weeks. Three other plants—Lansing, Michigan (Cadillac CT4 and CT5, Chevrolet Camaro), Kansas City (Cadillac XT4, Chevrolet Malibu), and Ingersoll, Ontario (Equinox), will have their current shutdowns extended.

Ford F-150, Explorer, Mustang; Lincoln Aviator, Nautilus
2021 ford f 150 tremor

Ford has already been cutting back on production of the popular F-150 and Explorer, but the automaker said this week that it will keep production rates down at some plants for an extra week or two. Ford plants in Chicago, Flat Rock, and Kansas City will continue to be idle until after the week of May 10. These plants, and others, have been idled since mid-April, and the affected model list also includes the Mustang, Edge, and Transit van. Production of the Lincoln Aviator and Nautilus has also been affected.

car logos on a rainy day

Hyundai apparently had plenty of chips in its supply to keep production moving in the early part of the year, but the company did say it would have to adjust its production numbers in May as it did in April. Beyond that, the picture becomes murky, a company spokesperson told Reuters in Korea, as do the names of the affected models. Earlier this month, the company’s Asan plant, which makes the Sonata for overseas markets, temporarily stopped production, and its main plant in Ulsan shut down for a week. There is no news about a production halt in the U.S. yet.

Jaguar XE, XF, F-Type; Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque
2021 land rover range rover evoque rear

The U.K.-based automaker will temporarily stop producing Jaguar XE, XF, and F-type vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant, and Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs at its Halewood factory starting on April 26, Bloomberg reported. The Halewood plant produces the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque (pictured). Production at the company’s Solihull facility, which builds the rest of the Range Rover lineup plus the Land Rover Defender and the Jaguar F-Pace, will not be affected.

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango
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Stellantis NV’s Jefferson North plant in Detroit will reduce its workers’ schedules in April and May. That means production of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango SUV will be affected by rotating layoffs through the end of May. The plant usually runs for 20 hours a day with three crews, but two crews will be laid off between April 26 and May 17, while the third crew will be laid off from May 17 to May 31, according to Automotive News.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC, EQC
2021 mercedes benz c class coupe side

Mercedes stopped building the C-class at its Alabama plant last year, but there’s no guarantee that production wouldn’t be affected even if it hadn’t. Daimler said that it will temporarily halt production at two of its plants in Germany, in Bremen and Rastatt, for at least one week. The C-class, the GLC crossover, and the EQC electric CUV are built in Bremen, while the Rastatt plant builds Mercedes’s compact cars.

2021 mitsubishi mirage

According to Bloomberg, Mitsubishi built around 90,000 vehicles each month in January and February this year, so the news that the company will drop that number by 16,000 in May means around a fifth of the company’s global production will be affected by the chip shortage. Exactly which models will be pausing production is currently unclear, but a Mitsubishi spokesperson confirmed to Car and Driver that the affected models will come from factories in Okazaki and Mizushima, Japan, and Thailand. The Mirage (pictured) is produced in Thailand and elsewhere.

Nissan Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Rogue
2021 nissan altima

Nissan has not made an official announcement, but sources quoted by Japan Today said it will shut down its Kyushu, Japan, plant temporarily in mid-May. The plant builds the X-Trail SUV (known here as the Rogue), among other models. The same report says one other Japanese plant will shut down for 10 days in May, and two others will cut the night shift for part of May. Already in March, Nissan paused some of its planned production in the U.S. of the Murano plus the Leaf, Maxima, and Rogue in Smyrna, Tennessee, and of the Altima (pictured) in Canton, Mississippi, Automotive News reported.

Subaru Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, Outback
2021 subaru outback rear

Local Indianapolis news outlet WFYI reported that Subaru’s Lafayette, Indiana, plant shut down during the last two weeks of April, affecting production of 15,000 vehicles. The plant builds the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback (pictured).

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