Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips

WARNING!
The driver can lose control when pulling a trailer if the correct equipment is not used or the vehicle is not driven properly. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well—or even at all. The driver and passengers could be seriously injured. The vehicle may also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Pull a trailer only if all the steps in this section have been followed. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with the vehicle.

The vehicle can tow a trailer when equipped with the proper trailer towing equipment. For trailering capacity, see Trailer Towing (Except eAssist) or Trailer Towing (eAssist).

Trailering changes handling, acceleration, braking, durability, and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies, and tires are forced to work harder and under greater loads. The trailer also adds wind resistance, increasing the pulling requirements. For safe trailering, correctly use the proper trailering equipment.

The following information has important trailering tips and rules for your safety and that of your passengers. Read this section carefully before pulling a trailer.

See also:

Delayed Locking
This feature allows the driver to delay the actual locking of the doors. When the driver power door lock switch is pressed with the key removed from the ignition, and the driver door open, a chi ...

Bluetooth Controls
Use the buttons located on the infotainment system and the steering wheel to operate the Bluetooth system. Steering Wheel Controls (Push to Talk): Press to answer incoming calls, confirm system ...

Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends on both the proper oil specification and viscosity grade: Specification (Except 2.0L Turbo Engine) Use and ask for engine oils with the dexos™ certification ...