2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a towing capacity ranging from 6,200 to 7,400 pounds, depending on which engine it has and how that engine is configured.
Written by Matt Terzi
Reviewed by Brittni Brinn
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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity ranges from 6,200 to 7,400 pounds depending on the engine the
SUV
is equipped with.
We all know Jeeps have earned a stellar reputation for their off-roading capability, but their powerful engines afford them impressive towing capacities too, which makes the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee an all-around winner when it comes to vacations. Just because the paved road ends, doesn’t mean the fun has to.
Let’s take a look at the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity in this guide and walk you through some useful tips for towing along the way.
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has three engines to choose from—the venerable 3.6-liter V6, the impressive 5.7-liter V8, and the relatively insane 6.4-liter SRT V8. All three of these engines are capable of haplessly towing trailers along with minimal fuss. But just how much weight can each engine handle?
Simply put, the 3.6-liter V6 is capped at 6,200 pounds, while the two V8 engines—both the 5.7-liter and the 6.4-liter—can each tow up to 7,200 pounds. The 4x2 drivetrain with the 5.7-liter V8 can tow an extra 200 pounds, bringing its grand total up to 7,400. And yes, before you ask, that does mean it pulls more than the 475-horsepower SRT!
There’s also a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a diesel-fueled 3.0-liter V6. This SUV can tow up to 7,400 with a 4x4 drivetrain—the same as its 5.7-liter gasoline-guzzling sibling.
It’s worth also noting that choosing different engines means you’re looking into different trim levels, and trim levels will directly affect your
Jeep insurance costs
. So if you’re shopping for a used 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you might want to take those insurance rate hikes into consideration.
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing technology

The secret to the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s excellent towing capacities isn’t really much of a secret at all: Jeep loaded up these SUVs with really big, really powerful V6 and V8 engines and piped all of that muscle through well-rounded automatic transmissions.
These engines are amongst the toughest you’ll find in any SUV, including most of the offroad-ready competitor SUVs from the likes of
Land Rover
and
Subaru
. The torque outputs on offer are very impressive:
  • 3.6-liter V6: 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft at 4,800 RPM
  • 5.7-liter V8: 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft at 4,250 RPM
  • 3.0-liter V6: 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft at 2,000 RPM
  • 6.4-liter V8: 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft at 4,300 RPM
It’s important to note that all of that power doesn’t matter if your trailer isn’t equipped with trailer brakes. It’s very dangerous to tow any trailer weighing over 2,000 pounds without trailer brakes. And if your trailer doesn’t have trailer brakes and weighs between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, do not exceed 50 mph as this is also unnecessarily risky!

Does the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee come with a trailer hitch?

No, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee did not originally come with a trailer hitch, though it did offer an optional towing package that you or the original owner would’ve needed to order when the Jeep was brand-new. 
That’s not to say you can’t get a trailer hitch installed, of course. Your Jeep dealership should be able to install an official Mopar towing kit, depending on the availability of parts. You could also look into aftermarket alternatives that match your Grand Cherokee’s towing capacity.
We hope you have fun, safe adventures while towing with your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. And if you’re in the market for a new SUV and want something capable of towing your pop-up trailer or boat, check out our list of the 10 best SUVs for towing, too!
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