The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a force to be reckoned with on and off the roads in the Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, TX, areas. Its superior design allows you to stand out, while the interior features are sure to elevate your drives no matter where you’re headed. What does it offer in terms of capability, though?
To shine some light on this aspect, the pros at Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram have created this 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity guide. Discover more about this robust vehicle when you continue reading below.
To learn about how much this Jeep can tow, we must first discuss what makes it all happen—the engine under the hood. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lineup of four available engines, all designed to take on the road ahead with ease and vigor.
Standardly, you have the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine. This gives you a great amount of power with 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque as well as a solid fuel economy thanks to its Electronic Stop/Start Technology.
While this engine saves you on gas, it also saves on the need for rentals. Instead of renting water skis or a camper for your next weekend in the wilderness, bring the one you own along. This engine’s 6,200-pound maximum towing capacity when the vehicle is properly equipped will tow your equipment with ease.
Next, you have the upgraded 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, which is available for select 4×4 models. With this engine under the hood, you’ll have 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque to work with—a significant boost from the standard engine.
With this kind of power under the hood, you’ll have even more towing capability than the Grand Cherokee’s standard engine. When properly equipped with this engine and other necessary equipment, the Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,200 pounds.
When you’re not towing at full capacity, this engine actively looks out for your fuel economy ratings. Its built-in fuel-saving tech automatically deactivates four cylinders of the engine when it detects that all eight aren’t necessary to save you fuel.
Last but certainly not least in the Grand Cherokee engine lineup is the available Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. As its name implies, this engine pulls out all the stops when it comes to power, manufacturing an insane 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.
This engine gives the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the capability to tow up to 7,200 pounds of trailer weight and go from 0-60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. Whether you’re towing or not, this engine ensures there will be fun to be had.
Jeep has included a variety of handy available additions and accessories for the 2021 Grand Cherokee to make hauling even easier. These features assist greatly in your towing adventures, allowing you to focus on the road ahead and not what’s behind:
Tow hooks: Newly added available tow hooks in a bright red color provide optimal functionality and even add to your Grand Cherokee’s appearance.
Launch Control: This system, which comes standard on the SRT and Trackhawk trim levels, optimizes performance with a launch-like lurch and unwavering power as you accelerate.
Towing packages: No matter which trim you choose, you’ll be able to find a towing package that suits your transporting needs.
In true Jeep tradition, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers not one but several available 4×4 systems to choose from, including the Quadra-Trac® II 4×4 System with Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential and the Quadra-Trac® Active On-Demand 4×4 System. Both systems provide a specialized capability, but all systems offer exceptional grip.
Speaking of grip, maximize your confidence on and off the pavement with the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. This system gives you several drive modes so you can adjust power distribution based on your driving conditions. Maximize your traction in snow, mud, and sand while you’re towing.
The Grand Cherokee still doesn’t stop there, though. This model also offers high-performance Brembo brakes with 15.75-inch slotted rotors in the Trackhawk and 15-inch vented front rotors in SRT. With great power comes a great braking system to keep you in good shape while you’re completing high-performance jobs.
As you can see, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee lives up to its name as a grand choice for those who need a vehicle that can keep up with your many adventures. Now that you know about the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity, it’s time to get behind the wheel and experience the strength for yourself.
Drivers near Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, Texas, can schedule a test drive in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee by giving us at Rockwall CDJR a call or using our online scheduling tool!