The maximum towing capacity of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is 1,500 pounds. This number assumes a single driver and no additional, substantial weight in the truck.
Payload and towing capacity are related. A truck's payload includes factors such as the tongue weight, which is the weight of the portion of the trailer that bears down on the truck's hitch. As the truck's payload increases, the safe towing capacity of the truck decreases.
Manufacturers may use nonstandard features to determine a truck's maximum towing capacity. Exceeding the maximum towing capacity of a truck may damage the truck or cause an accident.