2021 Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity Review

Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

With its legendary capability, the Jeep Cherokee has built a reputation as one of the toughest and most reliable SUVs on or off the road. On top of getting you up and over anything that stands in your way, it’s prepared to carry lots of cargo for you, too. Just how much can it haul? C. Harper CDJR finds out. We put this 2021 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity review together to show drivers in Connellsville, Greensburg, Uniontown, and Brownsville, PA what it’s capable of.

Specs & Towing Capacity

Jeep Cherokee TowingThe 2021 Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds. That’s enough power to hitch a trailer, a couple ATVs, or a boat to your SUV. To give you that kind of towing capacity, it runs on a 3.2L Pentastar® V6 that gets up to 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.

While the V6 is the most powerful option, the Cherokee offers a trio of exciting engines. Each one offers an impressive towing capacity and works with a versatile 9-speed automatic transmission. The full lineup of powertrains features the following options:




Towing Capacity

3.6L Pentastar® V6


239 lb-ft

4,500 pounds

2.0L Turbo


295 lb-ft

4,000 pounds

2.4L Tigershark®


171 lb-ft

2,000 pounds

Trailering FeaturesJeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

In addition to its well-equipped engines, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee offers some features that can make towing safe and easy for you, too. For example, the Trailer Tow Group package includes amenities like a Class III hitch receiver and both a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness.

It’s also easy to line up with your trailer. The ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera gives you a better look at what’s behind you when you’re backing up. It even features Dynamic Grid Lines on the display, so you can steer your tow hitch into place.

Once you’re on the road, you can count on Trailer Sway Control to keep everything stable. It uses corrective braking to make sure your trailer stays in line with your SUV. Meanwhile, safety features like Blind Spot Monitoring make it easy to change lanes, even when you’ve got a larger trailer attached.

Plus, to make your Cherokee as versatile and well prepared as possible, it’s available with both front and rear tow hooks.

Jeep Cherokee Trailering

Cargo Capabilities

Whether you’ve hitched a trailer to your SUV or you’re just running to the store for a few things, the Jeep Cherokee can carry everything you need. It features a large trunk and 60/40 split-folding rear seats that can give you extra space quickly.

Jeep Cherokee

Total Cargo Room

54.7 cubic feet

Trunk Space

25.8 cubic feet


Not only can the Cherokee carry lots of cargo, but it can also handle a payload up to 1,000 pounds. Plus, it’s easy to start loading when you’ve got your hands full thanks to the available hands-free power liftgate.

Feel free to tie some things to the roof, too. With roof rails, you can strap longer items to your SUV, or keep the cabin clean when you’re bringing some kayaks or a new tree for your garden home.

Load Up the Jeep Cherokee

From Trailer Sway Control to its powerful engines, the Jeep Cherokee is always ready for hauling extra cargo around Connellsville, Greensburg, Uniontown, and Brownsville, PA. Visit C. Harper CDJR to learn more about our 2021 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity review or take a test drive.