So, I finally got to haul the snowmobile trailer loaded with 2 sleds about 400lbs each and trailer is all aluminum weighing in around 2500lbs. Towed about 120 miles and was getting 11.5mpg doing 70-75mph. Totally impressed with it. Pulled great even tho the trailer is like a sail. Never bogged down on the hills and always had power to pass. It got better gas mileage than my 2010 PL LE. I did have to use a 4in drop hitch and reversed it and mount the ball on top.
Never felt any issues with the CVT tramission.