What's the Chevy Traverse’s towing capacity?

I have one kid in college, one in high school, and a couple of younger ones in middle and elementary school. We live for our family road trips, and we need a vehicle that’s built to tow our boat whenever we head to the lake. What is the Chevy Traverse’s towing limit like?

Kaitlin May · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It sounds like you have an amazing family! If you decide to get a Chevy Traverse, you can expect to tow between 1,500 and 5,000 pounds on your family road trips.
With a robust engine, the Traverse can handle 1,500 with its base model. If you’re in charge of college dorm move-ins and boat transportation, you might want to consider the trailering package option with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
If you have the trailering package added on, you can reach the full 5,000 pound capacity of the Traverse. These are some other features to consider as well:
  • Driver Mode Control can help you adjust the transmission into Tow/Haul Mode.
  • Trailer Sway Control will sense your cargo swaying and apply brakes to recenter your vehicle.
Depending on how often you’ll be on the road and how much you’ll be trailing behind you, it might be a good idea to include all of the Traverse’s add-ons. With that kind of power, precision, and steering you’ll be a lean, mean
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