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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

How much can a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee pull? Compare 11 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2021 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.

  • 6.4L V-8, 3.70 axle ratio, 475 hp, 470 lb/ft - 7,000 lbs
  • 6.2L V-8, 3.70 axle ratio, 707 hp, 645 lb/ft - 7,000 lbs
  • 3.6L V-6, 3.45 axle ratio, 295 hp, 260 lb/ft - 6,000 lbs
  • 3.6L V-6, 3.45 axle ratio, 293 hp, 260 lb/ft - 3,000 lbs
  • 3.6L V-6, 3.27 axle ratio, 293 hp, 260 lb/ft - 3,000 lbs
  • 3.6L V-6, 3.27 axle ratio, 295 hp, 260 lb/ft - 3,000 lbs

Laredo 4dr 4x2

Maximum Towing Capacity - 3000 lb

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 - 4513 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 - 1987 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 - 293 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 - 3.27

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

Drive Type - rear-wheel

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

Transmission - 8-spd auto w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

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 - N/A

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

Laredo 4dr 4x4

Limited 4dr 4x2

Limited 4dr 4x4

Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

Overland 4dr 4x2

Overland 4dr 4x4

Summit 4dr 4x2

Summit 4dr 4x4

SRT 4dr 4x4

Trackhawk 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 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee maximum towing capacity?

When planning fascinating outings in the open air, you need to bear in mind the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity, which is the key quality for such adventure. The towing capacity is a the vehicle's maximum volume of weight that it may safely tow. This data can typically be discovered on a sticker located within the driver's front door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the greatest operating weight (which includes cargo and passengers) and ought not to be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the weight of the trailer being towed is required to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Down the page, you are invited to see the details about the towing capacity of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with all trims and generations. Take note the maximum towing weight may vary according to the braking system of what is being towed. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Or else, it really is unbraked capacity. When buying the future RV, you need to consider the weight and ranking is obtained from the trailer's making company plus all the added payload you are likely to place into it needs to never exceed the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity. Violating this important rule will impact what you can do to control and stop in time and might someday result in long-lasting injury to your vehicle or even lead to accidents on the highways.


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.