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Can the Jeep Grand Cherokee Tow a Travel Trailer or Popup Camper?

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in four powerful engines, each with different towing capabilities. The largest engine can tow 7600 lbs.

These are the options:

  1. 3.6L Pentastar® V6:

The Pentastar is a high-performance; efficient six-cylinder engine that turns off and cuts fuel flow when the vehicle comes to a stop for maximum efficiency. The engine is standard on the lower-level trims of the Cherokee. Capable of delivering 295 hp with a torque of 260 lb-ft, the 3.6L Pentastar can tow an impressive 6200 lbs. The high performance by the Pentastar allows it to pull Ski or bay boats along with its trailer.

  1. 5.7 Hemi® V8:

The Hemi is a part of a line of engines built by Chrysler, consisting of hemispherical combustion chambers. The Hemi V8 features fuel-efficient technology, which automatically deactivates four cylinders when all eight cylinders are unnecessary. The Hemi generates up to 360 hp with a torque of 390 lb-ft. It can tow 7200 lbs, meaning that towing a loaded large camper trailer would be a breeze.

  1. 6.4L SRT® V8:

The SRT has a unique drive mode to aid in towing, which works by allowing lower gears to be held for longer. The SRT is a powerhouse, delivering up to 475 hp and a torque of 470 lb-ft. It can tow up to 7200 lbs.

  1. Supercharged 6.2L V8:

The Supercharged 6.2L is a beast in terms of performance, not only achieving 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds but also boasting up to 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Towing up to 7200 lbs is possible with the Supercharged 6.2L.

Is Towing Recommended with Grand Cherokee?

The Grand Cherokee SUV does not come with towing capabilities. But, there are a number of aftermarket options that will allow you to tow your Cherokee. Towing requires a trailering hitch and a trailering brace (which can be either 4-pin or 7-pin, as the Grand Cherokee recognizes both).

A rearview camera is recommended to track the trailer while towing and a cooling system for the engine, which is prone to overheating whilst towing. To help minimize heat generation, the manufacturer recommends avoiding driving at high RPM for long durations. To deter damaging the motor, axle, or other components, towing a trailer for the first 500 miles should be avoided.

The Grand Cherokee is a powerful tool for towing with towing capacities up to 7200 lbs with a minimum of 6200 lbs. It has more than enough to pull a camper.