Towing Capacity: Tow With A Jeep Cherokee


Towing Capacity: Tow With A Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

Whether you want to tow a boat, camper, trailer or just use a trailer hitch based bike rack, you will want to know the towing capacity for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Can You Tow With A Jeep Cherokee?

So, Can You Tow With A Jeep Cherokee? Yes, The 2019 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity is 2,000 pounds. It increases to 4,500 pounds when equipped with the trailer tow package and the 3.2L Pentastar engine.

The are three engine choices for the 2019 Cherokee. The 2.4L Tighershark® engine and the 3.2L Pentastar® engine both return for the Cherokee and come standard with the ability to tow 2,000 pounds.

New for 2019, the Jeep Cherokee receives an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I-4) engine. Jeep says the engine is optimized for premium performance and fuel economy all while producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

The New 2.0L 4 cylinder offers:

  • Fuel economy improvement (versus V-6 engine)
  • Improvement in 0-60 mile per hour (mph) acceleration

Since the focus of this article is towing with a 2019 Jeep Cherokee, you may be asking…

What Can I Do To Get The Maximum Towing Capacity From A 2019 Jeep Cherokee?

So, what can you do to get maximum towing capacity from the Cherokee? You can increase the maximum towing capacity of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee by having the “Trailer Tow Group” or the “Tow Prep Packaged” added from the factory.

Adding the special towing package to the 3.2L Pentastar® engine will allow you to get the maximum 4,500-pound towing rating out of the Jeep Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity
2019 Jeep® Cherokee Limited

What are The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trim Levels?

If you want choices, Jeep designers give you plenty of choices with nine different trim levels for the 2019 model year. The Jeep website only shows eight, but there is a bonus trim level called the Trailhawk® Elite.

  • Latitude
  • Latitude Plus
  • Altitude (Limited Edition)
  • Upland (Limited Edition)
  • Trailhawk®
  • Limited
  • High Altitude (Limited Edition)
  • Overland
  • Trailhawk® Elite

The Latitude has a starting MSRP at $25,490 as of the time of writing this article. The highest priced trim package is the Trailhawk® Elite which has a starting MSRP of $37,140.

I was curious what a fully decked out Jeep Cherokee would cost in the Trailhawk® Elite trim, and once I added all of the optional features, I got an MSRP Grand Total of $40,035, which includes additional features totaling $4,650 in total upgrades.

If you were looking to purchase a new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, what features would be most important to you?

I think a lot of people would have to consider which four wheel drive system to pick.

Three Four Wheel Drive Systems to Chose Between

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee provides buyers with three distinct options when selecting four-wheel drive systems.

  • JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE I 4×4 SYSTEM – The available Jeep® Active Drive I 4×4 System includes a rear axle disconnect feature that only engages when necessary for improved efficiency.
  • JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE II 4×4 SYSTEM – The available Jeep® Active Drive II 4×4 System includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive I and adds a low range and Neutral Mode.
  • JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE LOCK 4×4 SYSTEM – The Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4×4 System includes a rear locker for additional traction when off-roading.
tow with a Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Cherokee Color Combinations for 2019

Available Exterior Colors:

  • Blue Shade
  • Sting-Grey
  • Velvet Red
  • Firecracker Red
  • Olive Green
  • Hydro Blue
  • Light Brownstone
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Diamond Black Crystal
  • Pearl White
  • Bright White 

Available Interior Colors:

  • Black
  • Black / Light Frost                                           
  • Black / Ski Grey                                                                
  • Black / Dark Sienna 

Closing Thoughts

2019 Jeep® Cherokee Limited

There is a lot more to explore on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) boasts a new, more premium design, along with even more fuel-efficient powertrain options.

If you are considering adding a Jeep Cherokee to your driveway, you may want to read the buyers guide I wrote on getting the best deal on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler.

These same dealers who are known to offer the best prices when buying a new Wrangler, also have the ability to offer great deals on a new 2019 Jeep Cherokee [Article Link: 2019 NEW JEEP WRANGLER: BEST PRICES ANYWHERE [16 BELOW INVOICE EXAMPLES]].

Watch This! Jeep Cherokee Capabilities [VIDEO]

Mike Manley, Head of Jeep and Ram Brands, Scott Tallon, Director Jeep Brand and Mike Downey, Vehicle Line Executive Jeep Cherokee, talk about the improved capability of the all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee: Can You Tow With A Cherokee?

Kern Campbell

I've had a passion for four-wheel-drive vehicles since I was a kid riding in the back seat of my Grandfather's Jeep Grand Wagoneer. I have owned a lot of vehicles over the years. They each have their pros and cons and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you so you can find the vehicle that's just right for your needs.

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