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Towing Capacity

Hello members, I am in process of purcchasing a 2013 Grand Cherokee and trying to decide between V6 and V8 engine. I need ability to occasionally tow my 4500 pound boat & trailor. I know the V6 is rated at 5000 pounds but I dont want to stress the engine. However, I also don't wnat the higher fuel bill of a V8. Does anyone have any experience with V6 towing capability? Since I will only need to tow 3 or 4 times a year am I safe with a V6, at 90% tow capacity?
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Re: Towing Capacity

Provided your trailer is set up properly you should have no problem. They didn't guess at the 5000 pound limit. Just a guess here, but it is probably a conservative limit.

Of course if you're climbing mountains you might be happier with the 8
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I've towed similar weights with my Liberty 3.7, no problems at all. I think you'd be fine.
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Great a diesel better for towing
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