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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

How much can a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee pull? Compare 7 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • Laredo 4dr 4x2 - 5,000 lbs
  • Limited 4dr 4x2 - 5,000 lbs
  • Overland 4dr 4x2 - 5,000 lbs
  • Laredo 4dr 4x4 - 5,000 lbs
  • Limited 4dr 4x4 - 5,000 lbs
  • Overland 4dr 4x4 - 5,000 lbs
  • SRT8 4dr 4x4 - 5,000 lbs

Laredo 4dr 4x2

Maximum Towing Capacity - 5000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Jeep Grand Cherokee is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 6500 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Jeep Grand Cherokee is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 4470 lb

This is how much Jeep Grand Cherokee weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 2030 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 290 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 260 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.09

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 114.8

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Limited 4dr 4x2

Overland 4dr 4x2

Laredo 4dr 4x4

Limited 4dr 4x4

Overland 4dr 4x4

SRT8 4dr 4x4

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee maximum towing capacity?

When organizing much-awaited outings in the open air, you will need to bear in mind the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity, that is the key attribute for such venture. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's highest volume of weight that it may safely tow. This data can typically be located on a sticker label located within the driver's door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the maximum operating weight (that includes freight and passengers) and should not be surpassed. Generally speaking, the mass of a trailer being towed is usually recommended to stay within 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, we offer the info about the towing capacity of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight can vary depending on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer has its own brakes then its "braked capacity". If not, it is unbraked capacity. When selecting your RV, you have to understand that the weight and score is taken from the trailer's manufacturer plus all the additional payload you might place into it needs to never go beyond the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity. Violating this crucial principle will have an effect on your capability to control and stop in time and can in the end lead to long lasting injury to your automobile or even cause accidents on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.