Which 2022 Chevy Crossover SUV is Best For Towing?

The 2022 Chevy Traverse parked in a field.

2022 Chevy Crossover SUV Towing Guide

Crossover SUVs, especially Chevrolet crossover SUVs, are among the most popular style of automobiles on the road, today. These platforms offer comfortable handling, adaptable interiors, and the latest technology. Did you also know that Chevy crossover SUVs are among their individual class leaders in towing? It’s already hard enough to pick out the right vehicle to meet your needs, the team at Ernie Dean GM thought doing a 2022 Chevy crossover SUV towing comparison would be extraordinarily helpful. Let’s take a look at some important information about the 2022 versions of the Chevrolet Trax, Blazer, Equinox, and Traverse.

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How Much Can Chevy SUVs Tow?

In the early days of sport utility vehicles, automakers used a method of construction that was very similar to how pickup trucks are built. This gave these vehicles rugged capabilities and towing capacities similar to pickup trucks. In fact, the Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoe are still built this way. 

Crossover SUVs use what is called unibody construction, similar to that of sedans. When combined with specially tuned suspension systems, crossover SUVs are able to demonstrate the easy handling profiles that helped make them popular. No crossover SUV will be able to tow as much as a Suburban or Tahoe, but that isn’t really their purpose. Check out the chart below for a better look.

2022 Chevy Trax 2022 Chevy Blazer 2022 Chevy Equinox 2022 Chevy Traverse 
Engine Turbo., 1.4-L, I4-Cyl. Turbo, 2.0-L, I4-Cyl.; 3.6-L, V-6  Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.  3.6-L, V-6
Horsepower 155 228 (2.0-L)
308 (3.6-L)
170 310
Torque (lb.-ft.) 177 258 (2.0-L)
270 (3.6-L)
203 266
Towing Cap. (kg/lbs.)  573 / 1,263** 680 / 1500*
1,588 / 3,500**
2,041 / 4,500**
680 / 1,500 2,268 / 5,000**

What Determines How Much a Crossover SUV can Tow?

A crossover SUV’s towing capacity is determined by more than horsepower or torque. Automakers use a complex formula including a vehicle’s gross combined vehicle weight rating and curb weight, how much is already in the vehicle, including passengers and interior cargo. Some of the important towing-related terms you should know include:

  • Towing Capacity: The amount of weight, including the trailer and cargo, that a given vehicle can safely tow.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): This is the maximum weight a vehicle can physically hold. It is important to note that the GVWR is different from towing capacity.
  • Gross Trailer Weight (GTW): The total weight of the trailer someone will be pulling, plus the weight of any cargo on it.
  • Curb Weight: This is how much a vehicle weighs with fluids added, as well as a full tank of fuel.

Make an appointment with an Ernie Dean GM product expert, today, to examine your towing needs and the best Chevy crossover SUV to perform towing functions. 

*Without towing package, when properly equipped. **With standard/available towing package, when properly equipped.