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Old 02-13-2011, 03:07 PM   #15
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The 2 door Wranglers are pretty light to tow. My last 01' was about 3500 pounds. How much room do you have for a toad weight?

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #16
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If there is a "Bad thing" about the Grand Cherokee as a towed it is weight... For example my Gasser can pull abut 4,000 pounds.. How much does a Grand Cherokee weigh? How about a LIberty.

Other than that.. I do not see as there is a whole lot of difference (Oh, and the size of the vehicle of course) what works for one should work for the other given the same options drive train wise (both 4x4 with manual transfer case)

IT's the transfer case that makes the difference between JEEP and a bunch of others.. Jeep having a manual transfer case.. One you transfer with a big stick instead of an electric button.. Makes it a great tow car.... IT's better for other reasons too..

Oh, one other diff between say the LIberty and the GC.

The GC is a big station wagon.. The LIberty is FUN.

One of the 'Gear head' magazines does a "Bang for your Buck" test, they test drive a whole bunch of very expensive cars. and guess what beats the charts out of them on the Bang for your Buck... Yup, The smaller Jeeps.

Why... Not many bucks.. Whole lot of "Bang" (FUN)

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #17
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We researched the JGC, Buick Enclave and the Ford Edge pretty well. Ended up with the Edge because it is well within our 5000# hitch limit. If weight is a factor you've really got to watch the JGC. Salesmen generally know little about what they are selling and for sure don't know about weights. they look at curb weight and say "look, you're good to go". Problem is, the curb weight does not include all those options we all like. That JGC showing a curb weight of 4400# plus is a two wheel drive V6 with nothing on it. We really loved the Overland especially the hemi and it has very few options that aren't already standard. But, by the time you get the hemi and a few goodies and the skid plates which are not standard on the Overland per our dealer, you're up to 5300 pounds plus.

When you are close to your maximum allowable, you've got to get the one you want on a scale. We found an Enclave AWD optioned like we wanted and it was 4950 with 1/4 tank of gas. Borderline for us. Anyhow, our Edge is about 4500 and about 500# less than our other choices which is important with a gasser.

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