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Old 06-13-2019, 07:03 AM   #15
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We're towing a 2015 Chevy Malibu and it's working well for us. It sits a little lower than some vehicles but hasn't been a problem so far. If you consider one, you have to make sure it's one of the models that can be towed four down. Basically, you can't tow one that has the automatic air vents which are standard on the turbo models. We were watching the budget and the Malibu was a lower priced option.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:49 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by PAtrailtrim View Post
Towing 4-down Chevy Sonic (automatic). Blue Ox tow bar with brake controller. No need to pull fuses, hook-up and take-off in 5ish minutes.

My power plant is a Ford E450 V10.

Easy tow, neat little get around car, big trunk, and car gets 50 MPG.
I also tow a Sonic 4 down. It's a 2016 hatchback LTZ with 1.4L turbo engine and 6 speed automatic transmission. I bought it specifically to tow behind my 36 foot Class A gas motorhome because of its light weight (around 3K lbs). I now tow it behind my Class B Roadtrek. Never buy a new Sonic....they depreciate way too fast. BTW, I humbly disagree with your gas mileage statement. I typically get about 30-32 mpg in hot, high speed Florida and 34-36 in cooler, slower speed New Hampshire.

The photo shows how I get around the low storage capacity (volume) of the Roadtrek. The cargo box and the rear passenger area are full of snowbirding supplies. Although I still have about 800 lbs of OCCC left in the Roadtrek, there is no room to store stuff. Click image for larger version

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Originally Posted by PAtrailtrim View Post
Towing 4-down Chevy Sonic (automatic). Blue Ox tow bar with brake controller. No need to pull fuses, hook-up and take-off in 5ish minutes.

My power plant is a Ford E450 V10.

Easy tow, neat little get around car, big trunk, and car gets 50 MPG.
How do you get around the requirement to pull the DLIS fuse?

On my Sonic I have the fuse pulled permanently. It's just an Interlock and with the fuse pulled you can leave the transmission in neutral and remove the key (no steering wheel lock) removing ACC power immediately instead of after the timeout period if you leave the key in ACC. But if you don't pull the fuse and leave the key in ACC the power is always applied while you're towing.

And 50 MPG? Maybe at a steady 45 MPH. I can get close to 40 MPG at 65 MPH.
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We tow a 2019 Chevy Equinox without problems. Just follow owners manual. No fuses to pull, but a charge line is required.

I installed Roadmaster (Excellent instructions) brackets (64 screws to remove), Air Force One Braking system, and wired added led bulbs for turn, brake, tail lights. Not for the faint of heart, but a #15 torx bit, battery drill/driver, 7mm nut driver and a set of nylon body tools(Harbor Freight). Takes more time to wire the lights then to all the rest.
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