Lots of folks have come into Bayway CDJR lately wanting to check out the new Grand Cherokee. One of the first things many of them want to know is how much the Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow. What they often don't know is that four different engines are available on this model. And while three of the four engines have the same towing capacity (7,200 pounds), they each have a different amount of torque. We'll explain why that is important below. So if you plan on towing a trailer around the Deer Park area, you'll want to know which engine is right for your needs.

How Much Can The Jeep Grand Cherokee Tow?

The simple answer to this question is that the V6 engine that comes standard on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee can pull 6,200 pounds. The three optional V8 engines can each tow 7,200 pounds.

"Great!" you might be thinking, "I'll just get the least expensive V8 engine. That will be more than enough for what I need to tow."

Not so fast. That could work if you will be towing your trailer mostly on the highway in flat areas. But there are other things you should take into account besides the listed Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity. Will you be towing your trailer through a lot of stop and go traffic in La Porte? Will your travels take you up and down hills? Then you will want to look at your engine's torque.

Why is Torque Important?

Torque is actually more important to towing than horsepower. Torque enables the vehicle to start moving after a stop, or to pull a load uphill. That's because higher torque generates more low-end rpm, or more power at low speeds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity and Torque

Here are the different available engines along with their towing capacity and torque.

3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine (standard):

  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 6,200 pounds towing capacity

5.7L Hemi V8 Engine:

  • 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,200 pounds towing capacity

6.4L V8 Engine:

  • 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,200 pounds towing capacity

Supercharged 6.2L V8 Engine:

  • 645 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,200 pounds towing capacity

Stop By Bayway CDJR of Pasadena Today!

Bayway CDJR has the 2020 Grand Cherokee for sale or lease. Financing is also available. So drop by to take a test drive or contact us today! 


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