The 2020 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity is up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped. That’s enough strength to pull a couple ATVs, a jet ski or two, or even a midsize U-Haul trailer through the streets of Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, OR.

Keep reading to learn more about how much the Cherokee can tow. If you want to see it in action for yourself, reach out to the team at Wilsonville CDJR and schedule your test drive!

Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity and Powertrain

Jeep Cherokee Back-End Wilsonville OR Of course, when you’re talking about the towing capacity of the Jeep Cherokee, you have to lift up the hood and look at the powertrain. This is where the Cherokee gets its power. With the 2020 Cherokee, you’ll have three engine options to pick from:

2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 I4 2.0L turbocharged I4 3.2L Pentastar® V6
Horsepower 180 HP 270 HP 271 HP
Torque 171 lb-ft 295 lb-ft 239 lb-ft
Availability Standard Available Available
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs. 4,500 lbs.

While all three engines deliver impressive towing specs, you’ll want to go for the available 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine to fully maximize on your Jeep Cherokee towing power. This engine can give you even more hauling prowess when paired with the available Jeep Active Drive II 4-wheel drive (4×4) system.

The Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 system locks the front and rear driveshafts to deliver additional low-end power and improve towing capabilities. In addition to improved hauling, the available Trail Rated® Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 system has a locking rear differential that can take you to even new heights when faced with severe off-road conditions.

Trailer Tow Group: A Must for Towing and Hauling

Choosing the right engine is important, but you’ll also need to equip your Jeep Cherokee with the right tools to meet your SUV’s full towing potential. This means making sure that you have the Trailer Tow Group, which includes:

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

With the Trailer Tow Group, you can be confident that you’re prepared for any kind of hauling you may need to do.

Towing Technology and Safety Features

Black Jeep Cherokee Wilsonville OR The 2020 Jeep Cherokee takes towing seriously, so it provides several towing technology and safety features that can help you hitch your trailer more easily and reach your destination more safely.

Trailer Sway Control, for example, monitors your trailer for excessive sway and applies strategic adjustments to your engine power and brakes to keep you in control. You can also see a real-time image of your rear hitch through your rear backup camera while on the go thanks to the available Trailer Hitch View at Speed feature.

Speaking of which, the available ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera helps you hitch up by providing a live video feed of the area directly behind your Cherokee while in reverse. Then, when you hit the road, the available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning System watches for any drifting. If the weight of the trailer causes you to drift over the line, this system will issue a tactile, visual, and audible warning.

Tow to Capacity with the Jeep Cherokee

Do you want to see just how much towing the Jeep Cherokee can do? Then reach out to the team at Wilsonville CDJR and we’ll tell you more about the 2020 Cherokee towing capacity and even bring you by to see it for yourself.

Drivers near Wilsonville, Portland, and Woodburn can contact us to test drive the Jeep Cherokee today!

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