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Jeep Towing Capacity Guide by Model - How Much Can a Jeep Tow?

When you think of Jeep, you think of functional utility. The brand was built on offroad ability, but for a really well-rounded utility vehicle, you need a good towing capacity as well. Fortunately, Jeep vehicles are also good at towing, which means bringing a camper, some four-wheelers, or whatever else your adventure might call for is easy. And since it’s always important to know exactly what those capacities are, Sarchione Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has put together this guide to the whole Jeep lineup and its towing capacities.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

Versatility is the name of the game with the Grand Cherokee, which offers luxury appointments inside, and serious offroad ability on the outside. You can go with a conventional drivetrain if you want, but Jeep also offers a plug-in hybrid drivetrain to help you save fuel without sacrificing power. And if you need to haul more people, you can opt for the Grand Cherokee L, a long-wheelbase version with a third row of seats. Best of all, towing capacity is excellent no matter what configuration you choose.


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 Towing Capacity

The Compass challenges a lot of perceptions about what a compact SUV can do. From its offroad ability to towing capacity, the Compass sets a high bar that other compact SUVs struggle to reach. It is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 200 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. And while the Trailhawk is the way to go for extra offroad ability, every trim of the Compass comes with the same 2,000-pound towing capacity.



Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

Made with the same philosophy as the bigger Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee blends a comfortable interior with the same iconic offroad ability that has always made the Jeep brand so popular. All-wheel drive comes standard, and two different engines are offered. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Payload and towing ratings are the same for both engines, with a 1,000-pound maximum payload rating, and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.



Jeep Renegade Towing Capacity

In most cases, you can have an SUV for going offroad, or you can have a subcompact SUV, but not both. The Renegade is the exception, an SUV that beats most bigger SUVs in offroad ability, but is still easy to parallel park. It’s also a standout in the towing department. Not that that’s difficult, most subcompact SUVs aren’t rated for towing at all. The Renegade is powered by a 1.3-liter engine that makes 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 2,000 pounds, more than quite a few bigger vehicles.



Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

The most iconic model from an iconic brand, the Wrangler is the vehicle that you think of when you think of a Jeep. Still bearing a physical resemblance to the military vehicle that it’s based on, the Wrangler is built to be as uncompromising an offroad vehicle as it can be while still remaining street legal. The Wrangler offers a lot of customization options, so you can outfit it for exactly what you need it for. This includes four different available powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid option. The Wrangler makes it easy to go wherever you want, and its towing capacity makes it easy to bring whatever you need with you.


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 Towing Capacity

While it’s easy to look at the Gladiator and think it’s just a Wrangler with a pickup bed, there are a number of things unique to the Gladiator, and towing capacity is a big one. The Gladiator brings even more utility and versatility to the Jeep lineup, giving you the offroad ability of a Wrangler, but combined with the functionality of a pickup. The Gladiator is offered with one engine, the 3.6-liter V6 which can also be ordered with the Wrangler. It makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the same as it does in the Wrangler, but here the maximum payload is rated at 1,120 pounds, and towing an impressive 6,000 pounds, noticeably more than the Wrangler.



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