Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity Review
Drivers in the Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus areas know that towing requires a strong and durable vehicle. Whether you need to tow for work or tow a trailer for a long road trip, you want your automobile to handle the weight and not cause any damage. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerful car that can tow trailers and heavy machinery with ease and is highly regarded for its standout towing and payload capacity. Learn more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity in our detailed review.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Package and Features
Before you start towing, you need to make sure you have the right equipment to tow. The Trailer Tow Group IV package comes with a Class IV receiver hitch, wiring harness, a full-size spare tire, engine cooling system, and 180-amp alternator. The Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit trims also have a rear load-leveling suspension in this package.
The Jeep provides technology features to help you handle an attached trailer on the road. The Trailer Sway Control function helps stabilize your trailer and minimize its sway while you’re driving. The rearview camera has a trailer-view function that allows you to check on your trailer and see the traffic around it.
Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity
The Grand Cherokee comes with 12 trim levels and four different engines. While all models and engines can deliver decent towing, the more powerful engines and higher trims give you maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.
With the base 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Laredo and Upland trims can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and Laredo E and Altitude models tow up to 6,200 pounds.
Using a 4-wheel drive system gives you better towing capacity with this engine. For example, Limited X trim tows 3,500 pounds with 2-wheel drive, but the towing capacity goes up to 5,000 pounds with 4-wheel drive. The Limited, Overland, High Altitude, and Summit tow up to 6,200 pounds with 2-wheel drive and up to 7,200 pounds with 4-wheel drive. The Trailhawk maximum towing capacity is 7,200 pounds.
The more potent 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine boosts towing capacity and is available in six trims. The Limited X can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, and Summit trims all can tow a maximum of 7,200 pounds.
The higher-end SRT and Trackhawk trims have specialized engines, with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 for the former and a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine for the latter. Both models can tow the Grand Cherokee maximum of 7,200 pounds.
Grand Cherokee Payload Capacity
Besides towing, the Grand Cherokee also ranks high in its class with its hauling ability. The Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, and Altitude trims can haul from 1,180 to 1,370 pounds depending on the drivetrain. The Limited and Limited X models’ payload capacity ranges from 1,260 to 1,380 pounds. The Trailhawk hauls up to 1,130 pounds while Overland and High Altitude both can haul 1,280 pounds. The SRT and Trackhawk trims have a payload capacity that reaches 1,350 pounds.
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The Grand Cherokee makes a smart choice for any driver who needs an SUV that tows. If you live near Ontario, Wayne County, or Sodus, stop by Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT and find out more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity or schedule a test drive today.