How Much can the Grand Cherokee Tow?

March 23rd, 2021 by

When you own a vehicle that offers towing capabilities, you open up a whole new world of adventure. Whether you are snowmobiling in Duncansville or taking the trailer to the campsite, you need to trust the tow. At McCall Motors, we understand that towing throughout every season makes for priceless memories, which is why the Jeep Grand Cherokee is so well-loved.

Before you begin your road trip plans, it is good to ask how much can the Grand Cherokee tow? In short, a maximum of 6,200 pounds or 7,200 pounds when properly equipped. Contact us and let our friendly team learn more about what the Jeep Grand Cherokee can do for you!

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity: Engine Options

The most crucial aspect of towing is the power of a vehicle’s engine. Luckily, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a robust engine that can tow a maximum of 6,200 pounds or 7,200 pounds, depending on your trim level and equipment.

Johnstown drivers can start at the base level of towing with the maximum of 6,200-pound towing capacity and the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine. The engine generates 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. However, to reach the full potential of the Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity, you will want to choose one of the following engine options:

  • 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

Each engine comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission which provides optimized shifting to prevent latent hauling when pulling a lot of weight.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity: Towing Assist Features

For Altoona drivers to have the safest and most effective towing experience, the Grand Cherokee offers various towing assist features. Some features include the following:

ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer View: See the trailer from inside the cab to ensure that you line up your hitch and trailer. Check on your trailer while on the road without having to leave your Jeep.

Selec-Trac with Launch Control: The Selec-Trac with Launch Control comes standard with the available Quadra-Trac® On-Demand 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) system. You will love the control this feature provides by choosing the following:

  • Track
  • Sport
  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Tow

You can choose your tow setting to optimize suspension and increase acceleration from a standstill, even while towing. Not to mention that the standard Trailer Sway Control feature will help keep your trailer steady even on winding roads or under windy conditions.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity: Towing Packages

There are plenty of towing packages available for your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some, in particular, can optimize your towing experience by increasing the maximum towing capacity to 7,200 pounds. One option is the available Trailer Tow Group IV package.

Keep in mind that the maximum towing capacity for the Grand Cherokee peaks at 3,500 pounds without this addition. Not only will you instantly increase your towing capacity, but you will also receive powertrain features to prevent your Jeep from overheating. Here are some of the other features included in the package:

  • A Class IV hitch receiver
  • 4- and 7-pin wiring harness
  • Rear load-leveling suspension

Test Drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee at McCall Motors!

There are plenty of places to explore near and find your next adventure. You will love the towing capabilities that the Grand Cherokee has to offer. Let our finance team help get you behind a Jeep wheel and check out our latest new vehicle specials!

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