Can a Chevy Cruze Tow a Travel Trailer or Popup Camper?

The Chevy Cruze has a towing capacity of 1000 lbs. It is not designed to tow.

The Chevrolet Cruze is a perfect representation of an increasingly rare car type; an American compact car that’s built in the United States of America, not imported from overseas. Since its introduction, the Chevrolet Cruze has had one of the lowest initial “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price” of almost every car model in the American market. With this, it became the most suitable car model for young and first-time car buyers especially those who need to get their credit score up.

The Chevrolet Cruze’s low starting price means that it gives you great value for your money. Unfortunately, General Motors has decided not to continue manufacturing for the North American market. However, it will still be available in certain global markets, most notably the Southern parts of America.


The interior of the current Chevy Cruze model provides a lot of legroom in the front and rear seats and can accommodate up to five people never mind that it is still categorized as a compact car. Fabric upholstery is standard, and because driving comfortably is crucial, the car has electronic seat adjustment that allows you to change the height, depth, and backrest of the driver’s seat.

On the dashboard, you will be granted access to the New Chevrolet MyLink, which has full integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With this system, you can chat in text, choose routes and even find your favorite playlists.


Chevrolet designed the Cruze with four doors features. The exterior design of the current Chevrolet Cruze model is built on the D2XX platform, which is the same platform used on the Volt variant. So, as you might expect, these two models share many common features in their exterior designs. The body style of the sedan has a stem that is smaller in comparison to its ilk. The measurements are above the average class; whereas the L and LS trims have 14.8 cubic meters of storage space, the LT and Premier models have 13.9 cubic meters of storage space.

Engine and Performance

The standard engine of the Cruze is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that goes up to 152 horsepower. The Chevrolet Cruze’s engine averages about 30 cities and 38 highway miles per gallon. These figures are above average as it is, but the available turbodiesel engine averages an EPA-estimated 31 cities and 48 highway miles per gallon.

Safety and Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the Chevy Cruze five-star, the highest rating possible based on the protection of driver and passengers against injury. The federal agency rated the Cruze a five-star as well for frontal crash and four of a possible five stars for protection from both side-crash and rollover-crash.

The Chevy Cruze’s Anti-lock brakes increase the vehicle’s ability to turn while braking. Chevrolet also included some other safety features like the Stability control which automatically detects when the vehicles handling limits have been breached. It also features front-impact airbags; Side-impact airbags; Overhead airbags; Knee airbags; Seatbelt pretensioners that tighten seatbelts automatically to place the occupant in an optimal seating position during a collision.

The Chevy Cruze is also equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion. The vehicle has an ignition-disable mechanism that will prevent ignition if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.

Towing Capacity

Straight off the dealership lot, the Chevy Cruze is not equipped to tow anything. However, if you add some special wiring and trailer hitch tools, the Cruze can tow up to a thousand pounds.