With its powerful performance, smooth handling, and spacious interior, it's no surprise that the Chevrolet Equinox is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. One of its best advantages, however, is its remarkable utility.

Drivers in Chalfont, Philadelphia, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, can find out more about the 2022 Chevy Equinox towing capacity and towing features with this in-depth review. If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to the friendly team at Fred Beans Chevrolet.

How Much Can the Chevy Equinox Tow?

The 2022 Equinox offers lively acceleration and smooth handling, easily carrying this SUV around curvy roads or through turns without excessive body roll. When properly equipped, the Equinox can tow up to 1,500 pounds, which is enough to tow a smaller camper, small motorboat, or a couple of jet skis.

What makes this all happen? …a reliable powertrain that offers the perfect amount of power and strength. Across all trim levels, the Equinox is powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. This allows you to reach up to 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to tow small loads with vigor.

Melded to this engine is a 6-speed electronically controlled transmission. With overdrive and Driver Shift Control, you'll have a seamlessly even and effortless drive even while towing. For even more control, opt for the available switchable all-wheel drive system. This monitors all your wheels, and when needed, will make adjustments for extra traction. This transforms the Chevy Equinox into an all-weather SUV.

Chevy Equinox MPG: Tow for Longer

Along with a respectable towing rating and a performance suitable year-round, you may expect the fuel economy on the Equinox to be less than what it is. While in fact, it boasts an MPG rating that's sure to keep you towing for longer distances.

When standardly outfitted with the 1.5L engine and front-wheel drive, you can expect an EPA-estimated 26 city/31 highway/28 combined MPG! Plus, with its 14.9-gallon fuel tank, you'll be stopping at the fuel pump far less frequently.

If you choose to equip the Chevy Equinox with all-wheel drive, you won't see much of a difference. With an EPA-estimated 25 city/30 highway/27 combined MPG, you'll have the perfect mix of power and efficiency. AWD models also come with a larger 15.6-gallon tank!

One of the features that helps this Chevy SUV remain so efficient, even while towing, is Automatic Stop/ Start. This feature will shut off your engine when you're at a stop. Once you remove your foot from the brake pedal, the Equinox will start up again instantly. This saves engine power, thus saves fuel, so you won't have to refuel as often!

Towing Safety Features of the 2022 Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is available with many advanced safety features that enhance overall safety. However, they also are a huge help with a trailer in tow, ensuring your towing experience is as seamless and safe as possible.

  • HD Surround Vision: This available feature uses cameras around the Equinox, giving you an overhead view of the area around your vehicle on your dashboard display. This will detect nearby objects, make it easy to keep an eye on your towing load, and may even help you hitch up a trailer easier!
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: Also available for this SUV are lane warnings. These will alert you when you drift out of your lane and even help gently guide you back in. This is especially helpful with a trailer, as highway driving can present special challenges.

Another helpful towing tool is the available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. This will notify you when someone is beside your vehicle you may not see.

  • Forward Collision Alert: This standard feature works to alert you of potential collisions ahead, so you have time to apply the brakes. If you don't react quickly enough, this system will use Automatic Emergency Braking to help prevent the crash. It can also let you know when someone is following you too closely from behind.
  • IntelliBeam® Auto High Beam Assist: A standard on all Equinox trim levels, this automatic high-beam feature will help while you're towing at night. It starts by automatically turning your high beams on when needed. Then, when it senses another vehicle approaching, it'll dim them, helping keep you and others on the road safer. When they pass, your high beams will turn back on.

Additional Technology

Along with the many safety features, the 2022 Chevy Equinox also has a wealth of technology features that you can enjoy while heading to the lake with your jet skis in tow.

This model is standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a 7-inch touchscreen. This is equipped with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, giving you access to your smartphone's apps and media to keep you thoroughly entertained.

All trims also come with a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot and the Teen Driver system. While the Wi-Fi lets your passengers save their phone data, Teen Driver sets parameters for the speed, sound volume, and other functions. This is great if you have a young driver first hitting the roads with your Equinox.

There's a suite of available technologies that you'll love to utilize while towing your way to your next destination. Some include:

  • Built-In Amazon Alexa
  • 4.2-inch multi-color driver information screen
  • 6-speaker sound system, or Bose® premium 7-speaker sound system
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8-inch touchscreen and navigation

Explore the 2022 Chevy Equinox Towing Capacity

There's a lot to love about the Chevy Equinox, but its outstanding utility and towing capacity are among its greatest advantages. No matter what you need from an SUV, the Equinox fits the bill.

Drivers in Chalfont, Philadelphia, and Doylestown, PA, can learn more about the Chevy Equinox towing capacity by visiting Fred Beans Chevrolet. Stop by our dealership or schedule your test drive today, so you can see what this SUV can really do on the roads.



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