What is the 2021 Chevy Equinox Towing Capacity?

July 21st, 2021 by
2021 Chevy Equinox with Rear Door Open
The new Chevy Equinox boasts a generously equipped, spacious interior that’s perfect for Birmingham families who are always en route to their next adventure. But when you want to hitch up a trailer or a lightweight camper, does the Equinox have your back? At 1,500 pounds maximum, the Chevy Equinox towing capacity is right on par for a small SUV of its size! Read on to get a complete look at the Equinox specs and capabilities with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover.


Explore the Equinox Engine Details

The Equinox specs have impressed even the most discerning drivers in Vestavia Hills. What is the Equinox engine that makes the towing capacity possible? A 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder is standard across the lineup, offering fantastic power and competitive fuel efficiency. Get a closer look at the Equinox engine output and other specs, here:

2021 Equinox Specs

  • 1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder Equinox engine
  • 170 hp / 203 lb-ft of torque
  • Equinox towing capacity: 1,500 pounds
  • 26 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Curious about the Equinox payload? Chevrolet has not yet confirmed a maximum payload capacity for the 2021 Equinox. However, drivers can often find this information listed in their owner’s manual to be sure they aren’t overexerting their vehicle.

What Kind of Equipment Can the Equinox Safely Tow?

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine what kind of equipment weighs about 1,500 pounds. Here are just a few examples of things you could safely tow with the Equinox engine supporting you:

  • Compact pop-up camper trailer
  • A trailer with a dirtbike
  • A couple of kayaks
  • A jet-ski

There’s a lot you can do with a 1,500-pound capacity! In the next section, we’ll cover some available towing accessories that can help ease the burden on your SUV.

Accessories to Assist with Equinox Towing

The Chevy Equinox towing capacity allows you to pull a lightweight trailer or compact teardrop camper around Bessemer, but you will want to ensure you have all the right accessories to tow safely. Here are some of the trailering accessories we can help you find at our dealership’s parts department:

  • 7,500-lb Capacity Hitch Trailering Package by CURT™ Group – Associated Accessories
  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Electrical Adapter by CURT™ Group – Associated Accessories
  • Trailer Hitch Coupler Lock by CURT™ Group – Associated Accessories
  • Trailer Hitch Ball by CURT™ Group – Associated Accessories
  • Trailer Wiring Harness Adapters
  • Trailer Hitch Trim Bezel
  • And more

Discover a New Equinox at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover

Whether you’re still searching for your ideal new Equinox trim or you need help determining the Equinox payload for the model you’re already driving, Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover can help! Contact us at your convenience to start a conversation.

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