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anybody know the unofficial tow capacity of the 2016 spark lt cvt

i know the manual says 0 but a 110 lb bike rack can be attached

also have seen on a uk website the capacity of a 2009 spark hatch can tow 1700lb

not looking to tow much , just like to know

 

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14 hours ago, bluer101 said:

Towing Capacity:

200 Pound Tongue Weight

2000 Pound Towing

 

Look at this site. 

 

https://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2016_chevrolet_Spark.htm

thanks

yup seen that ,  the hitch (class 1) can handle it ,but can the car?

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Just don't drive it hard when towing something and everything will be fine.  I throw mine into low gear when towing around my lawncare equipment around town.

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I've had about 800 pounds behind mine. Drive slow (like you have a choice). Brake early.

 

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I am going to get the Curt hitch which is displayed in the link above, apparently it is the same as the GM part number and about the same price. I intend to just use it for the bike rack, but I too was curious about how much the drive train could take in a towing mode. Something tells me if you need CVT transmission work under warranty the GM dealer is going to ask if you put anything on that hitch bigger than bikes....

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On 1/30/2018 at 10:26 AM, 51 Champ said:

I am going to get the Curt hitch which is displayed in the link above, apparently it is the same as the GM part number and about the same price. I intend to just use it for the bike rack, but I too was curious about how much the drive train could take in a towing mode. Something tells me if you need CVT transmission work under warranty the GM dealer is going to ask if you put anything on that hitch bigger than bikes....

They can ask all they want. They have to prove it to deny a claim. 

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I did end up having the manual transmission rebuilt under warranty, due to bearing failure. No one said a word about the trailer hitch.

 

 

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