What is the 2021 Chevy Traverse Towing Capacity?

May 26th, 2021 by
2021 Chevy Traverse EXT driving on a dirt road

 

Plenty of SUVs on the road in Gretna claim to be versatile and capable, but how many actually live up to that claim? The new Chevrolet Traverse exceeds all expectations with a strong 3.6L V6 engine that comes standard across the lineup! Backed by this powerhouse, you can achieve 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, making for a seriously fun commute. Not only that, but this robust engine also supports an impressive Chevy Traverse towing capacity: up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped! Join Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc. below to find out what you need to reach that capacity before getting behind the wheel. 

Chevrolet Traverse Towing: Do You Need the Trailering Package?

The maximum 5,000-pound Chevy Traverse towing capacity has led to high praise in multiple industry reviews. With 5,000 pounds to work with, you could safely tow a boat or midsize trailer, but you must opt for the available Trailering Package in order to reach this level. 

How much can the Chevy Traverse tow without the Trailering Package? You’d be a bit more limited at 1,500 pounds. However, that’s still enough to tow a compact pop-up trailer to your favorite camping spot near Belle Chasse.

Explore More Chevrolet Traverse Towing Features

As you now know, the Trailering Package is required if you want to tow up to 5,000 pounds through Marrero with your Traverse. With the Trailering Package, you’ll get special towing equipment that helps your SUV haul that weight without straining the engine. Get a detailed look at the Trailering Package equipment, as well as a couple of other Chevrolet Traverse towing features, below:

  • Available Trailering Package: Adds a tow hitch, a heavy-duty cooling system, and hitch guidance, which displays guidelines on the Rear Vision Camera to help you line up the hitch and trailer. 
  • Tow/Haul Mode: There is a Tow/Haul mode included on the Driver Mode Control dial in the Traverse. When Tow/Haul mode is activated, the transmission shift points are automatically adjusted to foster a smoother towing experience. When you accelerate, the transmission remains in a low gear to provide more torque. If you’re trailering downhill, the transmission downshifts so you can maintain a safe speed without burning out the brakes. 
  • Trailer Sway Control: Every Traverse is equipped with the Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System, which includes Trailer Sway Control. If trailer sway is detected, the brakes are applied as needed until you regain control. 

Learn More About the Traverse at Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc.

Whether you’re planning a family camping trip or picking up tools for your latest home improvement project, the Chevy Traverse towing capacity can support you. If you’re ready to move forward, you can get started by reviewing our current offers or valuing your trade-in. Still have questions about the Traverse? Contact us at your convenience and our Chevy experts will be happy to provide the answers you need!

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