Originally Posted by P-Dawger
Sorry to be on the weight kick and I understand if adding a tow package - propogates the species(as in appeals to a wider market and keeps the Jeep SRT8 alive - great) all for it.
Again if I am towing anyting over say 3000 lbs - I would just get an F150 off of craigslist for $2500 and tow whatever I want.
I am sure some folks will tow a race car and trailer with this thing to the track, but why? Towing is tough on all components of a vehicle...even more so on one that is not specifically built for it.
It's more fun towing with the family or friends than grabbing a cheap F-150 that could be uncomfortable for a long haul, break down, leaving you stranded and of course, wouldn't have cooled seats.
Plus, for some, who might be towing a $30K + boat or camper or car trailer, may also not want to rely on a craigslist junker as a safe tow vehicle.
In my situation, I tow my boat twice a year. Once up to the lake for the season and once back. Maybe once or twice bringing it elsewhere, but not much. That would blow having to buy/insure/maintain a tow vehicle just for the couple times towing.
The truck is more than capable than that and the engineers did more durability testing with a trailer than any of us would most likely put the Jeep through.
All this functionality and a couple pounds for only $300 is a good deal IMO.