How Much Can the Grand Cherokee Tow and What Can it Tow?

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

When many drivers search for a new SUV, they search for something with a high towing capacity. Some want to bring their boat out to the lake or bring a camper to their favorite outdoor spot. You might even find yourself needing a U-Haul trailer for troops back to New York University in Manhattan. The new Grand Cherokee can be just the SUV you need for these types of endeavors. This midsize crossover can accommodate up to 7,200 pounds of towing capability.

You will find the newest Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV available for sale at Hudson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Visit us here at 625 NJ-440 in Jersey City to learn more; we are less than 15 minutes outside of Bayonne, NJ.

Performance = Possibilities

To achieve proper towing capacities, the right SUV must first have the right performance under the hood. Fortunately, regardless of the engine you choose, you will enjoy anywhere from 6,200 to 7,200 pounds of towing. The standard performance of is SUV is a 3.6-liter, Pentastar® V6 engine, generating 295-horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. With an available trailering package, this engine gives the Grand Cherokee a towing capacity of 6,200 lbs. However, without the trailering package, the SUV can tow up to 3,500 lbs.

While a 3,500-6,200 lb. towing capacity an accommodate many smaller campers and trailers, some driver need more power. 

Can All Grand Cherokee Engines Tow?

Yes! The Grand Cherokee comes available with a few other engines designed to boost towing and horsepower. Each of these choices, when equipped with towing equipment, help the Grand Cherokee reach that best-in-class 7,200-lb. towing capacity.

  • The 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine generates 360-horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque
  • A 6.4-liter SRT® V8 engine generates up to 475-horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque
  • The fastest engine is a high-strength Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine generating 707-horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque

Can the Jeep Grand Cherokee Tow a Boat/Jet Ski?

Yes, as long as the weight young tow does not exceed the maximum towing capacity. Many smaller boats and jet ski trailers, even when equipped, weight in well below 7,200 lbs.

Can the Jeep Grand Cherokee be Flat Towed?

Only Jeep grand Cherokee models equipped with Quadra-Trac II/Quadra-Drive II 4X4 drivetrain can be flat towed. These 4WD systems will have the proper equipment to flat tow the Grand Cherokee safely behind an RV. For flat-towing, you will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, and an extra braking system.

The Right Equipment for Your Towing Needs

To properly secure heavier loads, you should opt to purchase the Trailer Tow Group IV package with your Grand Cherokee. This package contains a Class IV hitch receiver and four/seven-pin wiring harness. This package also features heavy-duty engine cooling to ensure your trailer does not put a strain on the powertrain. Without the Trailer Tow Group IV, the Grand Cherokee can still tow up to 3,500 lbs. However, any excessive weight can cause engine strain and more costly repairs down the road.

Get Equipped for Your Next Big Adventure

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes built for adventure, just like the rest of its Jeep brand brethren. Shoppers from Jersey City to Newark can find a Grand Cherokee with all the right equipment they need. Many Grand Cherokee models feature a ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera which features Trailer View to accommodate your equipment. Many trims also feature red retractable tow hooks for easy access.

To best maximize your SUV's off-road or flat-towing potential, we recommend a good 4X4 drive system. The Quadra-Drive II 4WD system can transfer 100 percent of torque to wheels with the best grip. Tis drivetrain features an available Selec-Terrain® Traction management system. This dial alters the 4X4 to be more useful in specific driving conditions like snow, sand, or mud.

Test Drive the New Jeep Grand Cherokee Today

You will find all trims and packages of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee in Jersey City, NJ. We invite you to test drive this new midsize SUV and see which is best for your next big adventure. You will find the new Grand Cherokee at Hudson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Jersey City, NJ. Our dealership can be found less than 20 minutes outside of Hoboken, NJ. Visit us today!