2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

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The base 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow up to 6,200 lbs, a 1,200-lb improvement from the 2013 model’s 5,000-lb towing capacity. With the 5.8-liter V8 engine, the 2014 Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,400 lbs. 
No automaker conveys a sense of adventure quite like
. And, for those who can’t totally commit to the rugged vibe of the
, there’s the Grand Cherokee. This SUV is a happy medium for those who want a car that’s superb for off-roading capabilities but still suited for trips to the grocery store, your kid’s carpool line, or for hauling around all your stuff. 
The Grand Cherokee is beloved for its
excellent interior space
, but sometimes, you’ll want to hitch up a trailer for maximum storage capacity. So, if you’re curious to learn just how much your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow, read on! 
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing capacity

Just how much you can tow with your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee depends on the kind of engine under its hood. To begin, let’s look at the base model. 
Without any add-on packages or special modifications, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow 6,200 lbs. To put that into context, that could be enough to pull: 
  • Multiple jet skis 
  • Certain large pop-up trailers 
  • A large pop-up utility trailer 
The 6,200-lb towing capacity is quite the increase from the previous Grand Cherokee model year’s 5,000-lb towing capacity. However, if you need a little more pulling power, you should go for one of the higher trim models. As we mentioned earlier, the different Jeep Grand Cherokee engines all have different towing capacities: 
  • 6.4-liter V8 SRT: 7,200 lbs 
  • 3.0-liter diesel V6: 7,200 lbs
  • 5.7-liter V8 Class IV Extra Heavy Duty: 7,400 lbs

Jeep towing technology 

So, what exactly makes the Jeep such a strong puller, and why does the towing capacity change across trims? They all are equipped with rear-wheel drive at the standard level, but they are also available with all-wheel drive, which helps give the car more towing oomph. 
Additionally, all of the 2014 Grand Cherokees, even the absolutely monstrous
, now come with an 8-speed automatic transmission—which gives this SUV a little more juice in terms of towing. We primarily have this new transmission system to thank for the increased towing capacity from 2013 to 2014. 
The real stars of the show, however, are the different engines. The base 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine gets an impressive 290 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm. Interestingly enough, the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4-liter V8 engine gets the most horsepower of the bunch with a whopping 470 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm—but it’s the 5.7-liter V8 engine with 360 horsepower @ 5,150 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 lb-ft that can pull the most weight. 
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No, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee does not come standard with a trailer hitch. If you’re keen on having one, you can purchase a towing package at the dealership. Or, if your Jeep is already in your driveway, you can purchase your own
trailer hitch
for $275 from the Jeep Mopar Store.
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