The maximum towing capacity of a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is 5,200 pounds when adequately equipped with the trailering equipment package. The calculations for the maximum trailer ratings on Chevrolet.com assume a properly equipped vehicle plus its driver.
The trailering equipment package is available on new 2016 Traverses for an extra charge and includes the appropriate hitch to accommodate Chevrolet's maximum towing ratings and a heavy-duty cooling system. Earlier years of the Chevrolet Traverse allow the same maximum towing ratings of up to 5,200 pounds with the proper equipment. Adding the curb weight of the accessory being towed plus options, cargo and occupants in the vehicle provides the maximum towing capacity.