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Old 04-15-2022, 07:59 AM   #1
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Looking at a Grand Cherokee for a toad, are all of them tow-able 4 Down
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Old 04-15-2022, 08:40 AM   #2
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Looking at a Grand Cherokee for a toad, are all of them tow-able 4 Down
With the exception of certain models.

You really need to verify each one you look at.

It has to have a transfer case that can be put into Neutral. For instance Trackhawk & SRT versions are not flat towable.

Also, when you go new enough you will be dealing with Electric Power Steering. The earlier Jeeps with Electric Power Steering need a special kit from Jeep to disable the Electric Steering. Eventually Jeep programmed the computer to disable the Electric Steering while going through the process in the manual to dinghy tow.

Also, some years many folks have experience what is know as the 'death wobble' while towing. If you can I would recommend you avoid these. Or if you have a competent alignment shop who can set you up just a bit outside of stock specs this issue can usually be resolved.

I recommend highly you simply download the Owners Manual for each model/year you are interested in and reference this first. Second reach out to a Jeep dealer and ask them if it is and if there are any possible issues with that model/year for flat towing.

We use a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (V-8) and it works perfectly. The only complaint I have is when you are done towing sometimes the Electric Power Steering doesn't enable right away. Sometimes you have to turn it off and on again or wait a bit then it wakes up.

Also, I recommend if you have a newer Jeep with Electric Assist you also install a charger for your battery on your tow vehicle while towing. These newer ones are very sensitive to low battery issues.

Good luck!
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Old 04-15-2022, 02:44 PM   #3
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It it has Active track II (I believe that is the one) can flat tow.

We flat tow our 2020 Cherokee trailhawk 4 down with NO problem.
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Old 04-17-2022, 12:42 PM   #4
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I have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Overland model, V8, with a Roadmaster tow bar and a Air Force One braking system. Overlan & Summit models have the air suspension which is a real plus for a nice ride and off road capabilities. Car has 120K miles on the odometer, plus another 65K of tow miles. Would I buy another? Absolutely. I have had 4 different toads and this has been the best, in all aspects. Keep in mind all Jeep products have some quality/product issues, so you have to accept that when you buy any MOPAR product. In the winter park we stay in, over the last 4 years, 3/4 of the people that bought new toads bought Jeep Grand Cherokee's and most of them were Overland models.
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Old 04-18-2022, 05:48 PM   #5
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I have a 2015 Limited and it has the air suspension also.

I believe if the Grand Cherokee has the "Trail Rated" badge, it has a drive system that is towable. The towable GC can be hard to find in some parts of the country.

I had to hunt hard to find mine, I also wanted the diesel.
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