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Old 09-29-2016, 07:24 PM   #1
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Ford Edge SEL vs Chevy Captiva LT vs Chevy Equinox LT

I'm thinking of retiring the tow dolly/car combo (about 4K lbs total) and replace it with a 4-down toad from the above subject line. My concern is weight- I have a 5K hitch, 22K GVWR and 26K GCWR. I'm trying to get a handle on the real world weights of the above vehicles in the 2013-2015 year range. All will be FWD. The Ford must have a V6 engine and the Chevys can be either 4 or 6 cylinders (the Captiva is only 4 cylinders).

Does anyone have the measured weights of the above configured SUV's? The shorter Captiva should be lighter than the longer Equinox, but is more difficult to find near me (it was only supplied to fleets/rentals).

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I'm thinking of retiring the tow dolly/car combo (about 4K lbs total) and replace it with a 4-down toad from the above subject line. My concern is weight- I have a 5K hitch, 22K GVWR and 26K GCWR. I'm trying to get a handle on the real world weights of the above vehicles in the 2013-2015 year range. All will be FWD. The Ford must have a V6 engine and the Chevys can be either 4 or 6 cylinders (the Captiva is only 4 cylinders).

Does anyone have the measured weights of the above configured SUV's? The shorter Captiva should be lighter than the longer Equinox, but is more difficult to find near me (it was only supplied to fleets/rentals).

Thanks, Fran

Ford Edge 2.7L ecoboost with AWD weighs 3912 with 3.5L weighs 4078
not sure if there are any FWD?
Chev Equinox weighs 3777
Weights were taken from the 2016 Dinghy Towing Guide, all three of those can be towed 4 down.
Captiva is not listed in the guide, and assume it can not be towed 4 down.
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Ford Edge 2.7L ecoboost with AWD weighs 3912 with 3.5L weighs 4078
not sure if there are any FWD?
Chev Equinox weighs 3777
Weights were taken from the 2016 Dinghy Towing Guide, all three of those can be towed 4 down.
Captiva is not listed in the guide, and assume it can not be towed 4 down.
Just looked up the Edge SEL, it is FWD and weighs 3912
Can not be towed 4 down
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Ford Edge SEL, AWD is towable 4 down.
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