2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee named Must-Shop SUVs for Towing from AutoTrader
It should come as little surprise that AutoTrader has named the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee as a “Must-Shop SUVs” when looking for a towing vehicle. With a long heritage of capable 4WD systems coupled with luxury amenities such as leather and automatic transmissions, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pulls in right beside it’s ancestors and carries on the tradition of hauling boats to the lake, or campers to the woods.
The 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 equipped Laredo and Limited models offer a formidable 6200 lb. towing capacity and Class III hitch. Stepping up to the 5.7 liter V8 offers a Class IV hitch and brings the towing capacity up to 7200 lbs. (7400 lbs. for 2WD models), which rivals that of the significantly bigger Toyota Sequoia.
To keep the fuel mileage in check, the Grand Cherokee employs an 8 speed automatic transmission to keep the engine in its power band instead of in between gears. When pulling a heavy load, torque is king – and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not short on it in either engine. The Pentastar V6 with Variable Valve Timing brings 260 lb. ft. of torque where the 5.7 liter V8 with fuel saver technology and Variable Valve Timing offers a whopping 390 lb. ft. of torque. These numbers will even make their bigger cousins in the Dodge Ram truck division stop and take notice.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is not all brawn, though. There’s brains and beauty too. Brains in the form of some of the most advanced electronics ever put into a Jeep 4WD system allowing you to dial in the terrain so that you have traction in snow, sand/mud and rock that is available in Quadra-Drive II with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential. The Uconnect 5.0 system even has voice command and Bluetooth connections to keep you in connected whether you are making your commute to work or your trek to the outdoors.
Beauty can be seen in every aspect of the Grand Cherokee’s styling. From the Capri leather-trimmed seats to the available CommandView sunroof allow you to admire the Grand Cherokee’s inner beauty while taking in some of nature’s beauty as well. With several trim level options to choose from, there is a Jeep Grand Cherokee to suit all comfort levels.
With its package of power, performance and off-road prowess, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a sure winner for all around capability either towing a trailer or hauling a family.