The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is always ready for that next Ithaca, Binghamton, or Cortland, NY, adventure. Beyond its off-roading prowess, the 2020 Cherokee also brings a lot to the table in terms of towing.

That's why the Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT sales team is taking a closer look at the 2020 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity. We'll also explain some of the towing equipment and safety features that make the Cherokee a capable companion for your upcoming travels.

Towing with the Jeep Cherokee

When it's properly equipped, the 2020 Cherokee is capable of towing up to 4,500 pounds. There are three different engines to choose from: a 2.4-liter MultiAir® 2, a 3.2-liter V6, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. On front-wheel drive editions, you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds, but it's with the 4x4 capability that towing capacity reaches 4,500 pounds.

Bring a small trailer along for the ride with enough equipment for a weekend getaway in the mountains, or head to the lake with life preservers, fishing gear, or whatever else you may bring for your time spent on the water. With the 4,500-pound towing capacity, bring a medium-size watercraft or similar item and have no issue towing it.

The Equipment You Need

Each of the Cherokee engines is capable of offering impressive power and towing capability. Of course, these engines aren't going it alone. They're all mated to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission, which is able to maximize power and efficiency.

To tow the maximum amount of weight, you'll need to have the Trailer Tow Prep Package, which is an optional package designed to get the most out of the towing experience.

In this package, you'll find:

  • 4- and 7-pin wiring harnesses
  • Class III hitch receiver
  • Heavy-duty engine cooling and 180-amp alternator
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Trailer-tow wiring harness

The heavy-duty engine cooling technology helps to bring heat away from the engine and transmission, so they're able to perform properly without becoming overheated.

Towing Safety

The crosswinds and traffic shouldn't control trailer movements. The standard Trailer Sway Control system is able to help keep you, and the items you're towing along, safe. The available Trailer Hitch View At Speed technology projects a real-time image of the rear hitch using the back-up camera, displaying it on the touchscreen for easy access. You'll have peace of mind knowing you're traveling more safely with your trailer.

Other helpful safety features in the 2020 Cherokee include Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. This available feature can sense when you're approaching another vehicle too quickly, with brake assistance provided if you aren't able to react in time.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go automatically adjusts cruising speed to keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle up ahead. It can even bring the vehicle to a complete stop without driver intervention.

Traveling at night while towing? The standard LED headlamps can help you see more clearly. These lights are 57 percent brighter than traditional lamps, too.

Wet pavement can provide certain challenges while towing. To ensure you're traveling safely at all times, the Rain Brake Support system, which is standard, maintains optimal braking by keeping the rotors dry, even in rainy conditions. When you press down on the brakes, the Cherokee will react to help protect you, your Cherokee, and any trailer you may have attached.

Make the Most of Your Jeep Cherokee

While you may be towing a boat or trailer along for a weekend getaway, you may still need to bring a few more items. After all, it might be a vacation that's taking you to a new destination, so you'll want to have all your valuables with you.

The hands-free power liftgate is an available feature that makes loading in these items easier. Now, you no longer have to handle packages or groceries while trying to find your keys at the same time. As long as your keys are in your pocket, you'll be able to open the rear liftgate automatically, just by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.

Once you're in the cabin, you may be reconfiguring the 60/40 split-folding rear seats to your advantage. Those seated in the second row can recline up to six degrees, or the seats can be moved to accommodate everyone along for the ride (and their gear). Overall, you'll have up to 49 cubic feet of storage space when the rear seats are folded down.

Know Where You're Heading Next in Your Jeep Cherokee

The available configurable 7-inch multi-view display cluster comes in handy, allowing you to scroll through vehicle data displayed on the instrument panel on the 7-inch screen, from available navigation to vehicle information, including engine temperature and fluid levels. That kind of information can help you make smart decisions about towing, and provide directions so you get to your destination on time.

Are you safely towing? You'll know if your tires are properly inflated and how fast you're going with the vehicle dynamics information. Plus, you'll get visual notifications for the various Cherokee safety systems. These vehicle alerts let you know if you're towing in a safe manner.

See the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Today

To learn more about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, contact Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT today. Our sales team will be happy to explain in further detail what towing is like when you're behind the wheel of this capable Jeep model.

We're here to prepare you for your travels throughout Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, New York.

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