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Well we brought back the 2018 Equinox to the dealer, and they agreed that it cannot be flat towed. So the found a diesel for me and camping world agrees that this can be flat towed. Picking it uo today, then off to camping world tomorrow to get set up fpr towing. Will report back how everything works out.

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Just bought a 2018 equinox premier, 1.5 engine. Called corporation to see if flat towable. They say yes, so I am a bit puzzled why you were told it was not. Was it a 2.0 engine?

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Hey, swapped a gasser for a diesel at no extra cost. Sounds like a sweet deal to me...[emoticon]....Dennis


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We returned our 2018 Chec Equinox 1.5L AWD and got a Diesel AWD. It was set up for towing and we towed it home without problems. Will report back after we do a longer towing trip.

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Thank You for coming back with some results.


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mema/poppop wrote:

RRB456

Just bought a 2018 equinox premier, 1.5 engine. Called corporation to see if flat towable. They say yes, so I am a bit puzzled why you were told it was not. Was it a 2.0 engine?



That's because your 1.5L is FWD, not AWD. In FWD both the 1.5L gas and the 1.6L Diesel are 4Down towable. In AWD only the 1.6L Diesel is 4Down towable.


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This has been interesting. While getting service on my Malibu, I was talking to a salesman about which Equinox was towable. He got a 2019 owners manual. It seems to say pretty much all combinations for 19 are towable 4 down. AWD and FWD. I thought the 6 speed was needed. The manual doesn't say this. I do believe the diesel only comes with the six speed.


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RRB456 wrote:

Just bought an Equinox 2018 Premier, to use for flat towing. Based on the dealer and the manual this can be flat towed. They say it is FWD, and I have a button to push for AWD. I brought to camping world to have set up for towing, and they say this vehicle cannot be flat towed. So now I am waiting to speak with the dealer. Has anyone encounter this issue with this specific car ? It is a great car and would be a nice car to have with you..


We just set up a 2018 Equinox Premier FWD for towing. It is a 1.5 ltr and has no button indicating AWD. It tows like a dream but after towing it for the first time, we now have an issue with our signal lights blinking at double-time when the car is unhooked from the motorhome. They work normally when hooked to the motorhome. The technician at our GM dealership cannot explain this problem and has no solution, so far.

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See my response on your post. Check your fuses....Dennis

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Interesting Subject. I have a chance to buy a 2005 Equinox, Gasoline, Front wheel drive.
Is this one easily towed? Who sells tow bars for it?
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