2022 Chevy Equinox Towing Capacity

April 8th, 2022 by

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Parked Outside Building

The 2022 Chevy Equinox towing capacity reaches as high as 1,500 pounds, and the Equinox payload rating ranges from 1,114 to 1,190 pounds depending on how you configure your vehicle. As a result, this model is perfect for busy drivers who need to move heavy or bulky cargo from time to time. Although drivers who want to pull a large camper or trailer may want to look elsewhere, the Equinox is more than capable of meeting the needs of most buyers.

Chevy Equinox Engine Specs & Towing Capacity

The Chevy Equinox towing capacity is impressive for a compact SUV—especially when you consider that many vehicles in this class are not rated to tow at all!

The Equinox excels because of its potent 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. When paired with front-wheel drive, it offers the following power and efficiency ratings:

  • 170 hp
  • 203 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity
  • 26 mpg city/31 mpg highway

With excellent fuel economy and power to spare, the Equinox is perfect for daily drives through Carmel and Noblesville—and as you’ve seen, it’s ready for bigger jobs too!

Is There a Chevy Equinox Towing Package? 

In order to reach the maximum Chevy Equinox towing capacity, you’ll need to equip the accessory Chevy Equinox towing package. It includes a 2-inch receiver opening and an electrical harness with 4-pin connector. If you have any questions about accessing or using your Chevy Equinox tow hitch, don’t hesitate to reach out! We want your experience to be as safe as it can be, and we’re happy to answer any questions on your mind.

Understanding the Equinox Payload Rating

Although many Equinox specs will stay the same no matter how you equip or configure your model, your vehicle’s weight will vary. The Equinox payload rating is calculated by subtracting the model’s curb weight from its gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR. Heavier models—those with a higher curb weight—have lower payload capacities, all other things being equal.

With that said, the Equinox payload capacity only varies by a small amount. The heaviest models can transport up to 1,114 pounds (including the weight of passengers), while the lightest can manage up to 1,190 pounds.

Test Drive the 2022 Equinox at Penske Chevrolet!

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Equinox, our team is ready to help! Start exploring our new Equinox inventory from your home in Indianapolis or Westfield, and make sure to consider our online buying options while you’re here.


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