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Which Chevy SUV has the most towing capacity?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevy Equinox, Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Traverse, Chevy Trax on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 8:00 am
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Towing capacity of 2018 Chevy SUVs

Everybody knows that Chevy trucks like the Silverado 1500 can tow, but what about Chevy SUVs? We will provide you the answers you’re looking for as we explore the towing capacity of 2018 Chevy SUVs. Determine what SUV you need from the Chevy brand that you love.

2018 Chevy Tahoe red side view towing some ATVs

2018 Chevy Trax towing capacity

The Chevy Trax is the smallest SUV in the Chevy lineup. As such, it is not really built for towing and has no maximum trailer weight listed. However, it still has plenty of room for cargo with a maximum cargo room of 48.4 cubic-feet. With all the seats up it can still handle 18.7 cubic-feet of cargo.

2018 Chevy Equinox towing capacity

The Equinox is ready to tow. Standard, this impressive SUV can handle up to 1,500 pounds of trailer weight, but that’s not where this SUV stops. If you opt for the 2.0-liter turbo engine, which is available on both the LT and the Premier trims, then you can tow up to 3,500 pounds!

2018 Chevy Traverse towing capacity

The Traverse is bigger than the Equinox, and it’s the most affordable SUV in the Chevy lineup to have seating for more than 5 passengers. With seating for 7, it also weighs more, which is why this SUV has a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. Luckily, this towing capacity is standard across the Traverse lineup.


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2018 Chevy Tahoe red front view towing ATVs

2018 Chevy Tahoe towing capacity

Once you get to the Tahoe, that’s where the towing capacity gets serious. This model is available in both four-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations, as such, it’s rated differently for towing in each configuration. RWD models can tow up to 6,600 pounds and 4WD models can tow up to 6,400 pounds. It’s a small difference though so you should likely decide based on whether you want 4WD or RWD.


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2018 Chevy Suburban black towing a camper

2018 Chevy Suburban towing capacity

The Suburban is heavily based on the Tahoe except it’s over 20 inches longer. Longer means heavier which means a slightly lower towing capacity. Even so, the impressive Suburban can still tow up to 6,300 in its RWD configuration and up to 6,000 pounds in its 4WD configuration. Both the Tahoe and the Suburban are excellent towing vehicles that both feature seating for up to 9 people.


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