2023 Chevy Traverse Towing Capacity

July 7th, 2023 by

The list of midsize three-row SUVs with style, performance, and comfort is short, with the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse sitting at the top. The Traverse has a spacious cabin, seating up to eight people, and cargo space to haul your gear on your next adventure. Plus, you get a sleek yet rugged modern exterior. The Traverse also has V-6 power and available all-wheel drive, making towing heavy loads easy. This blog highlights the Traverse’s towing capacity and other features that will enhance your adventurous life.

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How Much Can A 2023 Chevrolet Traverse Tow?

2023 Chevy Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse has a 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity thanks to its powerful engine and sturdy frame. Here’s a quick look at your towing possibilities with 5,000 pounds of capacity:

  • Bass boat.
  • Small sailboat.
  • Compact camper.
  • ATVs.
  • Jet skis.
  • Small horse trailer.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Landscape trailer.
  • A-frame trailer.

As you can see, you can tow just about anything with a Traverse.

2023 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specifications

Towing heavy loads is easy when you have a powerful engine. The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse has a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing and spark ignition direct injection technology. Chevy pairs this engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. As a result, this powertrain produces 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, which enables up to 5,000 pounds of towing.

2023 Chevrolet Traverse Towing Features

You’ll want to add the Trailering Equipment Package to your Traverse for maximum towing capacity. The package includes a factory-installed trailer hitch, a wiring harness, and a heavy-duty cooling system to control powertrain temperatures for longer, heavier towing trips.

Chevy also offers a suite of available trailering technologies to make towing easier. And you can get several camera views depending on the camera package on your particular Traverse. Available views include the Transparent Trailer View that renders a see-through image of your trailer for a clearer picture from behind.

The Rear Trailer View projects a live feed behind your trailer. In newer vehicles, you can activate guidelines that show your current and projected paths when backing up. Chevy also provides the Hitch View giving you a top-down view of your hitch to help guide you.

Lastly, there’s also the Inside Trailer View showing you the contents of your trailer. But this is a mirrored view, which means it displays backward. As a result, Chevy recommends you face this camera to the rear. You might also have access to the Picture-In-Picture Side View that sends video from either side of your trailer.

2023 Chevrolet Traverse Trailer Driver-Assist Systems

In addition to the special Tow/Haul mode for your drivetrain, you also get a few driver-assist enhancements for towing. For example, a trailer biasing and length indicator adjusts your tow mirror view for more coverage on your trailer when you turn, either in reverse or forward.

A trailer turn signal system displays the sides of your Traverse and trailer when you activate a turn signal. This system also shows you a red overlay on the camera display, measuring twice the length of your trailer to help you make accurate and safe lane changes.

Chevy also has the Jack-Knife Alert that activates when the system detects you are close to jackknifing the trailer. You receive a two-stage alert when this danger arises. First, you get a yellow icon alert, chime warnings, and safety alert seat vibrations. If you continue to jackknife, the second stage sends a red icon to your touch screen, plus the safety alert seat vibrations and chimes. Also, your infotainment display will automatically show you your Rear Camera and Top-Down Views.

The Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert uses sensors mounted to the side that scan for objects in or approaching your side blind zones. When you activate your turn signal, you’ll receive visual and audio alerts if a vehicle is present, helping you change lanes confidently.

Chevy Safety Assist

With all the trailer-specific driver-assist systems above, the Traverse comes with Chevy Safety Assist, a full suite of technologies designed to enhance your driving experience around Richmond, Kentucky. The suite includes forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator.

These systems use radar, cameras, and optical sensors to scan around your Traverse, with or without a trailer attached. If a system detects a potential hazard, it alerts you with visual, haptic, and audio cues to give you time to react. However, if you respond slowly, some systems will engage emergency braking or steering correction to help mitigate or avoid an accident.

Trailering Integration With the myChevrolet Mobile App

You’ll have remote connectivity through the myChevrolet Mobile App along with the in-vehicle systems listed above. You can set up your trailer profile once you download the app to your smartphone. Once you’ve set up your profile, the system syncs with your in-vehicle systems, so both profiles update simultaneously.

The app allows you to perform light tests during your pre-trip inspection. And you can create custom pre-departure checklists or use one of the pre-installed versions. You can also use the load calculator to ensure you operate safely under the vehicle and trailer weight limits. Do you have questions about how to use these systems? If you do, Chevy has a video library of tutorials to help.

One benefit is the ability to set up several trailer profiles. For example, your bass boat trailer differs from the trailer that hauls your yard waste or ATV. So once you set up all your trailers, you can create custom checklists for each. Chevy also included maintenance reminders and alerts you can customize for each trailer.

Other custom features include the Tire Health system that monitors your tires through the app. You’ll need to install GM-specific sensors that transmit wirelessly to use this feature. Once you do, you’ll get information such as the air pressure and temperature of up to six trailer tires.

Explore the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse Today

So are you interested in getting a personal demonstration of the Chevrolet Traverse’s capabilities? If so, we invite you to visit our dealership, Jack Burford Chevrolet, and speak with a professional. We also recommend that you browse our inventory online to select a model that suits you before arriving. Once here, one of our SUV experts will show you your preferred vehicles and let you take one for a spin.

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