Jeep Towing Capacity Guide

Jeep Towing Capacity Guide
The name Jeep is synonymous with utility. The storied brand has always set the bar for offroad performance, but that’s not the whole story when it comes to utility. There are some applications where you need to tow a trailer, and with Jeep attracting an adventure-oriented clientele, a guide to just how much each of Jeep’s models can tow is needed. So Germain Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Sidney has put together just such a guide.
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

The Grand Cherokee gives you both the luxury you want for your daily commuting and the offroad capability for weekend adventure. But that’s not all, it also boasts a truly impressive towing capacity, useful on roads or off. There is even a plug-in hybrid drivetrain offered, to give you unrivaled fuel economy without sacrificing space or luxury. There is a three-row Grand Cherokee as well, the Grand Cherokee L, but the towing capacities are the same.

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Engine Horsepower Torque Max Payload Max Towing
3.6L V6 293 257 lb-ft 1,283 pounds 6,200 pounds
Plug-In Hybrid 375 470 lb-ft 1,151 pounds 6,000 pounds

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass Towing Capacity

People tend not to associate offroading capability with a compact SUV, but the Compass is a Jeep, and that means it’s the exception to this rule. This is especially true of the Trailhawk trim, which comes with a variety of equipment upgrades to add even more capability. But regardless of which trim you select, the Compass comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This is good for a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

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Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

As the name suggests, the Cherokee is a smaller version of the Grand Cherokee, but don’t think that this means it’s any less capable offroad. AWD comes standard and there are two different engines available. One is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, and the other is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Whichever one you choose, the Cherokee has a maximum payload of 1,000 pounds and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

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Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade Towing Capacity

The Jeep Renegade is in a class by itself. Sure, there are other subcompact SUVs on the market, but no matter how much those models might want you to believe that they can go offroad, it is only the Renegade that is capable of delivering on that promise. Not only that, but it’s an industry norm for the vehicles in this segment not to be rated for towing at all, while the Renegade will out-tow quite a few larger competitors. The Renegade comes with a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

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Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

When you close your eyes and think of a Jeep, it’s probably a Wrangler you’re picturing. The Wrangler is the model that built the Jeep brand, and it remains the model that most closely resembles the military vehicle that the whole lineup was derived from. Versatility, customizability, and utility are what the Wrangler is all about, and that’s why Jeep gives you several engine options, as well as the option of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. A huge list of trims, options, and equipment is also available.

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Engine Horsepower Torque Max Payload Max Towing
3.6L V6 285 260 lb-ft 1,233 pounds 3,500 pounds
2.0L I4 270 295 lb-ft 1,208 pounds 3,500 pounds
6.4L V8 470 470 lb-ft 1,002 pounds 3,500 pounds
Plug-In Hybrid 375 470 lb-ft 1,280 pounds 3,500 pounds

Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

The idea behind the Gladiator is simple, it’s essentially a Wrangler with a pickup bed. But it deserves its own section for a couple of reasons. One is that the existence of the Gladiator shows just how committed Jeep is to utility and versatility. The other is that the Gladiator is different enough from the Wrangler to actually have pretty noticeably different towing capabilities. Blending the capabilities of the Wrangler with more traditional pickup functions, the Gladiator is powered by the same 3.6-liter V6 that is offered in the Wrangler, producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, but here it allows for a maximum payload of 1,120 pounds and a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds.

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