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1995 Jeep Cherokee towing capacity

05-13-2005, 03:06 PM
Hello everyone, just wondering if anyone has information about this peculiar model's towing capacity?
Thanks a bunch!

05-13-2005, 04:34 PM
If you have the 2.5 liter it is 1000 lbs. The 4.0 liter is 5000 lbs.

05-13-2005, 10:12 PM
If you have the 2.5 liter it is 1000 lbs. The 4.0 liter is 5000 lbs.
Most people I know who tow trailers with a Cherokee would say 5000 lbs is too much weight. The Cherokee is too light to safely control much more than 2000 lbs. I know, from experience.

The advantages of a Cherokee (relatively light weight and compact size) make it a BAD tow vehicle.

Sure, you can get 5000 lb Class III hitches for Cherokees, but the chasis (weight and wheel base) and brakes are simply not up to the task. The 4 L will get a 5000 lb trailer moving down the road, but cornering, sway control and braking are simply DANGEROUS at such loads.

So, limit yourself to 2000 lbs.....up to 3000 lbs at most if you have a double axle trailer with trailer brakes.

05-15-2005, 10:58 PM
I pulled about 2300 ish LBS with my stock XJ with a 4L was not cool so i waited for my buddy to come with his Tahoe much better.

If i had ALOT better brakes and lil more power in whole band it would be cool

PS I was towing another car on a trailer.

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