The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out as an off-roading companion for travels throughout Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, New York. Beyond its off-roading capabilities, it's also powerful on the pavement, particularly when you need to do some towing around town or out in the country.

Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT sales experts put together this Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity guide to assist you. There are four unique and available engines to choose from, all with their own power and towing capabilities. Let's take a closer look at them:



Max Horsepower

3.6-liter V6


5.7-liter HEMI® V8


6.4-liter HEMI® V8


6.2-liter V8



2020 Grand Cherokee Towing

With the entry-level 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine, the Laredo trim is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, with a max payload of 1,370 pounds with the 4x4 setup. On the Overland trim, the maximum towing capability is 6,200 pounds, with a max payload of 1,280 pounds.

Moving on to the 5.7-liter V8 engine, towing capability can manage up to 7,200 pounds, with a max payload on the Limited trim of 1,260 pounds.

Both the 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine and 6.2-liter V8 Supercharged engine have a max towing capability of 7,200 pounds, with a max payload of 1,350 pounds. Bring along a watercraft for a weekend adventure, or a trailer loaded with gear for camping. You'll be able to do it all in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Trailering Technology

Every Grand Cherokee engine can easily provide power and towing capability. These engines are all mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, which helps to maximize power and efficiency.

The available Trailer Tow Group IV package is built to help you get the most out of towing.

This package includes:

  • Heavy-duty engine cooling
  • Class IV receiver hitch
  • 7- and 4-pin wiring harness
  • Compact spare tire
  • 20-inch x 6.5-inch Aluminum spare wheel

The heavy-duty engine cooling technology is able to keep heat away from the engine and transmission, so they can tow without overheating, while the Class IV hitch receiver is built to handle the toughest loads.

Towing Safety

Staying safe on every drive is key, and that's particularly true when a trailer is attached. The standard ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera with Trailer View helps you to back up safely. Hidden objects behind your vehicle will be brought to your attention on the touchscreen or with an audible warning with enough time for you to react. This also helps you keep an eye on anything you may be towing.

Crosswinds and traffic shouldn't have an effect on your payload. Trailer Sway Control, which is a standard part of the Electronic Stability Control system, can assist in keeping the items you're towing on track.

Explore the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

To test drive the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and learn more about its towing capabilities, visit the team at Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT. We look forward to helping Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, NY, drivers, and are eager to meet you here at our dealership.

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