You love the renegade look of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler
, but do you know anything about its towing capacity? If you plan to tow a trailer or a boat through the Chicago or Skokie, Illinois, areas, you need to know how far you can go and with how much weight. Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram designed this review for new and veteran towers near Park Ridge and Forest Park who need to know.
Select Your Engine
Three engines figure into your towing prowess in the Wrangler, including:
- 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine with or without eTorque that pushes you forward with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque
- 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine that pushes you forward with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with or without eTorque that pushes you forward with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
You just need to gauge how the engine you ultimately wind up with can serve you best when it comes time to tow. Each engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Here’s a little insight into the added eTorque Mild Hybrid System and what it does for the engine. It gives you some extra low-end power for enhanced performance through an electric motor.
Wrangler Towing Capacities
In any standard trim of the Jeep Wrangler—including Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon—you can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. With the help of the available Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group, this comes easy. See below for the gear you receive in this package.
- 240-amp alternator
- 700-amp maintenance-free battery
- 7- and 4-pin wiring harness
- Pre-wired auxiliary switches
- Class II hitch receiver
Using these items, you can tow at the Wrangler’s allowable maximum towing capacity. This, along with trailer and safety systems, makes each haul you make successful and fun.
Two standard trailer technology systems keep you right on course in your Jeep Wrangler. The Trailer Sway Control provides you with the stability you need even in the fiercest of winds and excessive traffic. It works in tandem with the Electronic Stability Control system to do so.
Check out the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer View to stay in touch with your trailer. On your Uconnect® screen, you can manage the direction in which your trailer heads with on-screen dynamic gridlines and make sure it accurately attaches to the hitch.
Jeep Wrangler Safety
While you’re pulling a trailer, you may happen upon a hill that you need to climb up or down with your trailer intact. To prevent your vehicle from rolling backward when ascending, the Hill Start Assist can help you remain on even ground. Hill Descent Control cedes deft maneuvering over your Wrangler to you by ensuring that you can safely and slowly descend a steep hill.
Maintain a set distance from the car ahead of you by using the available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop. You select the distance you want to remain away from cars in front of you, and the system adjusts your speed to keep that distance. This also works when you have your trailer attached.
Learn About the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity
Unwrap the 2020 Jeep Wrangler’s outer majesty, and you have a towing machine fit for hauling near Chicago and Skokie. To see this vehicle in action near the Park Ridge and Forest Park areas, stop by Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for a test drive.