Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity
A rugged vehicle like the Jeep Wrangler can hold its own on the diverse terrain that Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, Michigan, possesses. Can it tow a trailer, boat, or any other towable item, though? You’ll need to find out before you buy one at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Fenton, so let’s see what it can do here.
Five diverse engines mean that your Jeep Wrangler can supply you with the type of power you need. The standard 3.6L Pentastar® engine satisfies most drivers by producing 285 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque.
Depending on the versatility you prefer, this engine can be equipped with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the upgraded 8-speed automatic transmission. Most introductory trims only offer the 6-speed, while higher trims can provide one or the other.
If you want to push the limits with your Wrangler, consider the available 2.0L Turbo engine. It produces 270 horsepower with 295 lb-ft of torque to get you out on the open, rural roads much quicker.
For a combination of the most power and efficiency, look no further than the 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo engine. This available engine pairs with the PHEV to lift you to new heights of dominance. It pushes out 375 horsepower with 470 lb-ft of torque and less emissions for that much pick-up.
The pinnacle of high-caliber performance from your Wrangler begins and ends with the optional 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine. While it offers the same amount of torque as the previous engine, it heightens the production to 470 horsepower.
Plus, you could choose the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine. It can stay hopping for 530 miles and churns out 260 horsepower balanced with 442 lb-ft of torque.
As always, your Jeep takes hugging the ground to a new level with 4×4 support. Three different 4×4 systems amplify that traction and ground control, including the Command-Trac® part-time 4×4 system. It offers a low range for rock crawling and can stay neutral for flat towing.
The other available systems include the Selec-Trac® 4×4 system, which can switch from 2- to 4-wheel drive to accommodate your driving needs. With the Rock-Trac® 4×4 system, it enables you to crawl the terrain at lower speeds and distribute an even amount of torque to each wheel.
No matter the engine configuration, the Jeep Wrangler tows a maximum of 3,500 pounds. If you opt for the Trailer-Tow and Heavy-Electrical Group package, it provides everything you need to make each towing scenario a success. Items include a Class II receiver hitch, 7- and 4-pin wiring harness, a 240-amp alternator, 700-amp maintenance-free battery, and auxiliary switches.
When you’re sure you want to traverse the trails and commute to the city in the Jeep Wrangler, check off every item you need, including the towing capacity. To successfully tow a trailer, boat, or pop-in camper, among other things, around Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, MI, you’ll want to know how much your ride can handle.
Come to LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton for a test drive. While you’re in our store, you can discuss all the benefits of towing in your Wrangler with a seasoned sales professional.