2021 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

2021 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

If you’re a driver in Penn Yan, Geneva, or Watkins Glen, NY, and you’re looking for an SUV that’s sure to have your back when it comes to its towing abilities, our team here at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram would like to direct your attention toward the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

We’ve compiled a few of its chief attributes within this area of its performance to help you understand how this SUV achieves a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Take a moment to review the information below in order to get a look at what it can do.

If you have any questions as you’re learning about the Wrangler, feel free to send us an email, give us a call, or pay us a visit. A member of our team will be happy to discuss it with you further.

Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. With this type of capability, you need rugged and commanding powertrains to get the job done. Under the hood of this SUV, you can equip any of the following motor options:

Engine Option


Torque (lb-ft)

3.6-liter Pentastar® V6



2.0-liter Turbo



3.0-liter EcoDiesel



As you can see, each engine has its own unique perks. For example, the baseline motor delivers the highest power output for an aggressive performance wherever the road takes you.

If, instead, you’re looking to make the most of your fuel tank, so you can roam far past civilization without worry, opt for the available diesel motor. Diesel fuel is denser than traditional fuel, causing it to burn slower and therefore last longer. The result is an impressive EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG.

No matter which of these powertrains appeals to you, they can be equipped to haul up to 3,500 pounds with ease. 

2-Door vs 4-Door

If you’re looking to reach maximum towing capacity with your Wrangler, you’ll need to decide between the 2-door and 4-door models.

The 2-door has seating for four passengers across two rows. In order to climb into the back seat, your friends will need to fold the front passenger seat forward. With the 4-door Wrangler, there’s seating for up to five passengers and two additional rear doors to make loading your kids into the rear easier.

These aren’t the only differences when it comes to these styles, as noted in their measurements:

2-Door 4-Door
Front Headroom: 42.6 inches Front Headroom: 42.6 inches
Rear Headroom: 41.7 inches Rear Headroom: 41.7 inches
Front Legroom: 41.2 inches Front Legroom: 41.2 inches
Rear Legroom: 35.7 inches Rear Legroom: 38.3 inches

As you can see, these two models are identical when it comes to roomy head space. However, if you’re looking for more legroom for your friends in the rear seat, the 4-door Wrangler has more to offer.

Another major difference between these configurations is towing capacity. When you choose your desired engine on the 2-door 2021 Jeep Wrangler, you can take on hauls up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. If you want a little more brawn, opt for the 4-door model, which can take on maximum tows of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

What Can the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Tow?

2021 Jeep WranglerWith the ability to haul just over 3,000 pounds when properly equipped, you may be wondering what exactly the Wrangler can tow. The following are some of the adventures that can be had when behind the wheel of this SUV:

  • A couple of jet skis for tearing up Keuka Lake with your buddies 
  • A lightweight travel trailer for family camping trips by Canandaigua Lake
  • A few snowmobiles to tear up snowy trails in the winter 
  • A small fishing boat for relaxing mornings on Seneca Lake
  • A pop-up camping trailer for solo getaways to the Finger Lakes National Forest

With so many toys to haul, the possibilities are endless with the Jeep Wrangler.

Towing Features

2021 Jeep WranglerWith the Wrangler, you can be confident that you’ll have all the gear you need when you’re out on the road. To provide a safe and simplified haul, the following features come standard:

  • Tow Hooks: Two hooks up front and one in the back are installed on every Wrangler model.
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer View: On-screen dynamic grid lines guide you to line up your trailer to your hitch. When in motion, use this feature to keep an eye on your tow load.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Detects sway and applies the brakes as needed for a stable journey with your trailer attached.

To ensure you’re properly prepared to tow, add on the Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group to your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. It comes with a Class II hitch receiver, 4- and 7-pin wiring harness, 240-amp alternator, 700-amp maintenance-free battery, and four pre-wired auxiliary switches, so you have all the hauling equipment you’ll need.

Features for Extra Safety

The Jeep Wrangler provides you with several safety features that come in handy when towing. One that’s definitely worth mentioning is Hill Start Assist (HSA). This available feature comes into play when you’re ready to get going again after being parked on a hill. When you’re heading the rest of the way up the hill, HSA continues to apply the brakes as your foot moves over to the gas pedal to accelerate. This action ensures that you won’t unintentionally roll backwards.

The Wrangler is also available with Blind Spot Monitoring. By keeping an eye on your side blind zones, you’ll know when it’s safe to change lanes with your trailer attached.

Come Experience the Jeep Wrangler in Person

In terms of towing, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler has you covered. Its towing capacity and features, engine capabilities, and safety features make sure of that.

If this SUV sounds like it’s exactly what you’ve been needing for your everyday Penn Yan, Geneva, or Watkins Glen, New York, commutes and beyond, contact Friendly DCJR today to schedule a test drive.