Do you have a heavy haul ahead of you in the Lewistown and Beaver Springs areas? Are you wondering which Jeep model is going to help you get the job done in Lewisburg and Harrisburg? If so, check out our Jeep towing guide. The team at Beaver Motors put together this brief overview of the towing capacities of all six current 2019 Jeep models.

Jeep Towing Guide Quick Facts

Jeep Compass

2,000 pounds

Jeep Renegade

2,000 pounds

Jeep Wrangler

3,500 pounds

Jeep Cherokee

4,500 pounds

Jeep Grand Cherokee

7,200 pounds

Jeep Gladiator1

7,650 pounds


Jeep Compass Towing Capacity

The Jeep Compass has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is enough strength to pull a folding camp trailer, a small boat, or a motorcycle.

This is possible with the standard 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 I-4 engine that generates 180 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. To truly maximize your towing capabilities, you'll want to equip your SUV with the Jeep Active Drive or Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system. Towing is not recommended for a Jeep Compass with front-wheel drive (FWD).

Jeep Renegade Towing Guide

If you have a truly adventurous spirit, you'll probably like the off-roading capabilities of the Jeep Renegade. This SUV makes the Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 systems available, which can help increase your potential when heading off the main roads.

As for towing, that's not recommended with the standard 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine, however the available 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine can pull a total of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. This is enough strength to take a motorcycle or snowmobile out into the Appalachian Mountains for a long weekend.

Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

The Jeep Wrangler is designed for drivers who crave fresh air and freedom. Not only is it versatile in body styling, it also gives you two different engines to play with.

Both the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine and the 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds, but your ability to reach that maximum capacity depends on your body style:

  • 2-Door Models: 2,000 pounds
  • 4-Door Models: 3,500 pounds

If you need to tow a small camper, you'll probably be okay with the 2-door model. However, if you're bringing along something like a speed boat, you'll do best with the 4-door model.

Jeep Cherokee Towing Guide

The Jeep Cherokee is a stylish SUV that makes a great first impression when you're driving around town. Don't let the refined exterior fool you, though, because this vehicle means business. Your maximum towing capacity will vary depending on your engine:

  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 I-4: 2,000 pounds
  • 2.0L turbo I-4: 4,000 pounds
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6: 4,500 pounds

To maximize your towing capabilities, you'll want to include the Trailer Tow Group, which includes features like a seven- and four-pin wiring harness, an auxiliary transmission oil cooler, and a class II receiver hitch.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

The Jeep Grand Cherokee features the highest towing capacity of the whole Jeep SUV family, coming in at a total of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped. 

This SUV gives you a choice of four different engines. Three of them can reach that maximum towing capacity, while the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine still comes in with an impressing towing capability at 6,200 pounds. This is enough to tow a full-size camper.

The three engines with a 7,200-pound towing capacity also have the following specs:

  • 5.7L V8: 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L V8: 475 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L supercharged V8: 707 horsepower, 645 lb-ft of torque

Certain trim levels also include the Selec-Track® System, which allows you to operate in Tow Mode to further optimize performance while pulling heavy weights.

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck is set to be released in late spring, 2019, so we don't have all the information yet. However, we do know that it's expected to have a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds when properly equipped.1 Stay tuned for more information on this rugged pickup.

Learn More About Our Jeep Towing Guide

If you have any questions about towing capacity after reading our Jeep towing guide, contact the team at Beaver Motors, located near Beaver Springs and Lewistown. We can fill you in on what you need to know and even help you swing by to take any models you love for a test drive.

Drivers in the Lewisburg and Harrisburg areas can contact us to schedule a test drive today!

1Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the manufacturer's website and are subject to change by the manufacturer.

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