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2008 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

How much can a 2008 Jeep Wrangler pull? Compare 9 trim levels.

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 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.

  • Unlimited X 4dr 4x2 - 3,500 lbs
  • Unlimited Sahara 4dr 4x2 - 3,500 lbs
  • Unlimited X 4dr 4x4 - 3,500 lbs
  • Unlimited Sahara 4dr 4x4 - 3,500 lbs
  • Unlimited Rubicon 4dr 4x4 - 3,500 lbs
  • X 2dr 4x4 - 2,000 lbs
  • Sahara 2dr 4x4 - 2,000 lbs
  • Rubicon 2dr 4x4 - 2,000 lbs
  • X RHD 2dr 4x4 - 2,000 lbs

X 2dr 4x4

Maximum Towing Capacity - 2000 lb

The maximum weight that Jeep Wrangler 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) - 4602 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Jeep Wrangler 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 - 3760 lb

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

Payload Capacity - 842 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 - 202 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 237 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 - 3.21

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 - 95.4

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) - 2650 lb

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

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 3400 lb

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

Sahara 2dr 4x4

Rubicon 2dr 4x4

X RHD 2dr 4x4

Unlimited X 4dr 4x2

Unlimited Sahara 4dr 4x2

Unlimited X 4dr 4x4

Unlimited Sahara 4dr 4x4

Unlimited Rubicon 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 2008 Jeep Wrangler maximum towing capacity?

When preparing family outings in the open air, you will need to remember the 2008 Jeep Wrangler towing capacity, that is the crucial characteristic for such adventure. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it may safely tow. This data can generally be found on a sticker positioned within the driver's door next to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the greatest operating weight (including freight and passengers) and really should not be surpassed. Usually, the load of any trailer being pulled is advised to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Beneath, we present the info on the towing capacity of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler with all trims and generations. Please be aware the maximum towing weight could differ based on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer has its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is actually unbraked capacity. When selecting the future RV, you need to remember that the weight and ranking is extracted from the trailer's producer plus all the additional payload you are going to put into it must never surpass the 2008 Jeep Wrangler towing capacity. Violating this significant tip will have an effect on your capability to control and make a full stop just in time and can eventually lead to long term problems for your car or even lead to crashes on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Jeep Wrangler 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.