The Chevy Trax was introduced into Chevy’s lineup as a crossover SUV in 2015 and was discontinued after the 2022 model year, then reintroduced again for the 2024 model year. The Trax is known for its unique styling and for having the features consumers expect from SUVs, including towing. But what is the 2024 Chevy Trax towing capacity?
The 2024 Chevy Trax has a towing capacity of up to 1,263 pounds, but Chevy does not recommend using the 2024 Trax for towing in the United States.
There’s a bit more to know about Chevy Trax towing capabilities which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
2024 Chevy Trax Towing Capacity
The 2024 Chevy Trax can tow 1,263 pounds across all trim levels and configurations.
Refer to the chart below to find how much your 2024 Chevy Trax can tow.
NOTE: Chevrolet does not recommend using the 2024 Trax for towing.
|2024 Chevy Trax Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|Trax LS||1,263 lbs / 573 kg|
|Trax 1RS||1,263 lbs / 573 kg|
|Trax 1LT||1,263 lbs / 573 kg|
|Trax 2RS||1,263 lbs / 573 kg|
|Trax ACTIV||1,263 lbs / 573 kg|
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2024 Chevy Trax Braked Vs. Unbraked Towing Capacity
All vehicles have different towing capacities based on whether or not you’re towing a trailer that has trailer brakes installed.
Trailer brakes allow the trailer to stop faster than if only the vehicle is using its brakes, allowing the vehicle to tow more weight, so braked towing capacity will always be higher than unbraked towing capacity.
2024 Chevy Trax Braked Towing Capacity: up to 1,263 lbs / 573 kg
2024 Chevy Trax Unbraked Towing Capacity: 1,263 lbs / 573 kg
2024 Chevy Trax Towing Capacity Factors
There’s only one factor that affects the Chevy Trax tow capacity, which is the weight of cargo and passengers you’ve got in the Trax when towing something.
Number of Passengers
A big factor in calculating your vehicle’s towing capacity is how many passengers you’re carrying, which directly calculates into the vehicle’s GCWR.
This is true of all vehicles, not just the Chevy Trax, so always take into consideration the total load of your passengers and gear in addition to what you’re towing.
2024 Chevy Trax Tow Package Info
Does The Chevy Trax Have A Tow Package?
Chevy does not offer a towing package for the Trax, so you’ll need to have one installed.
Can You Install A Trailer Hitch On a 2024 Chevy Trax?
If you plan on towing anything with your 2024 Chevy Trax, you’ll need a tow hitch and wiring harness.
Depending on what you’re towing, you’re going to need a ball mount (aka a trailer ball hitch) so you can attach items for towing.
Make sure to get the right trailer ball size that matches your hitch and trailer.
2024 Chevy Trax Trailer Hitch Installation
Always follow the manufacturer’s directions and use proper safety precautions.
Here’s a great video walkthrough on a Chevy Trax trailer hitch installation:
2024 Chevy Trax Trailer Hitch Installation Cost
If you’re considering having a tow hitch added to your Trax, expect to pay between $100 and $200 to have a tow package professionally installed (excluding the cost of the tow hitch and wiring harness).
If you’re handy and looking to save money, you can install the trailer hitch and wiring harness yourself.
Hitch Receiver Vs Rear Step Bumper Towing
Some vehicles allow for bumper towing, which means you can mount a tow hitch ball directly on the bumper instead of installing a tow hitch to the vehicle’s frame.
Can I Bumper Tow With a 2024 Chevy Trax?
The Chevy Trax stock bumper is not rated for bumper towing, so you’ll need to install a frame-mounted hitch like the one we listed earlier in this guide or an aftermarket bumper with a hitch ball on it.
How Do I Know If My 2024 Chevy Trax Has A Tow Package?
You can start by looking under the rear bumper of your Trax to see if you notice a trailer hitch or trailer ball.
That will give you a good indication of if you have a tow hitch already installed on your Trax.
Another way to research this is by checking the paperwork that came with your vehicle or taking it to a local dealer to see what’s installed.
Make sure to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) handy if you call the dealer so they can look up the exact specs and whether or not your vehicle has any towing packages or features installed on it.
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2024 Chevy Trax Owner’s Manuals on Chevy’s website and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your Chevy Trax.