Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale in GreensburgWhether they’re doing some weekend camping, taking a boat to the lake up north, or moving to a new house, there are many ways drivers in the Greensburg, Jeannette, or Delmont areas could benefit from driving an SUV with a hefty towing capacity.

In fact, the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity ranges from 3,500-7,200 pounds depending on several factors, which we’ll discuss here in this review from the team at Hillview Motors. Keep reading to learn more about this SUV’s towing capabilities.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity: Engine Options

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance

The first factor that affects the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity is the engine you have working under the hood. This SUV makes four powerful engines available that can help you tow a maximum of 6,200 pounds or 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.

The engine that’ll get you a 6,200-pound towing capacity is the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 that generates 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

The options that can help you reach a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped are as follows:

5.7L HEMI® V8: 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque
6.4L HEMI® SRT V8: 475 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque
6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8: 707 horsepower, 645 lb-ft of torque

All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that provides optimized shifting to help you prevent potential lugging while you’re pulling a lot of weight.

Towing Assist Features

The reliable Jeep Grand Cherokee offers several features to help you have a safe and effective towing experience. These include features like the available ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer View.

This rearview camera gives you a clear image of the space behind you, along with guiding gridlines to help you line up your hitch with your trailer. While on-the-go, you can also use this camera to check on your trailer.

Selec-Trac with Launch Control is also standard with the available Quadra-Trac® On-Demand 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) system. This feature allows you to choose the appropriate setting from the following options:

  • Track
  • Sport
  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Tow

Choose the Tow setting to optimize your suspension and improve acceleration from a standstill while towing a trailer.

While you’re traversing a windy highway or winding back road, the standard Trailer Sway Control feature will help to keep your trailer steady and on-track.

Towing Packages for the Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capability

If you’re going to be towing with your Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll want to be sure to add the available Trailer Tow Group IV package option. This is what we mean when we say that this SUV can reach a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Without this package, the Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

This package includes useful powertrain features, like engine cooling to prevent overheating. It also includes the following accessories:

  • Class IV hitch receiver
  • 4- and 7-pin wiring harness

You’ll also get a rear load-leveling suspension that can help you keep your SUV evened out when you’re towing a lot of weight.

Learn More about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

If you want to learn more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity, come to Hillview Motors in the Greensburg area. We can show you how to get the most out of your SUV, as well as some of the other features it brings to the Jeannette and Delmont areas.

Contact us today!