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ian_ashton 05-26-2010 7:12 AM

Does anyone have experiance towing with a CRD Jeep?
I'm curious if anyone has any experiance towing with a Grand Cherokee CRD (diesel)?

I used to tow a buddies boat with my gas Grand Cherokee and it did fine, but the fuel economy sucked. I'm half considering buying something more practical (I currently drive a 2 seat convertable, that can't tow, or hold groceries, lol) but don't want a truck.

I'm intrigued with the prospect of a diesel, and the 7,400 pound towing capacity would be nice...

clubmyke 06-04-2010 8:10 AM

I think the Grand Cherokee Diesel is rated at 6700 lbs. I am not a jeep guy - but that is a pretty nice ride with the Mercedes diesel.

cwb4me 06-04-2010 8:13 AM

ford and chevy aslo have diesel suvs

dbdb 06-04-2010 8:18 AM

What diesel SUVs do Ford and Chevy have?

stuntmonkey 06-04-2010 8:30 AM

The excursion had the option of the powerstroke from 2000 to 2003 IIRC. The 7.3. Not sure about current options though.

wakecumberland 06-04-2010 8:55 AM

Excursion is out of production but did offer the Powerstroke. GM hasnt produced a diesel SUV since the 1999 Suburban. My guess is if Ian is looking at a Jeep Cherokee, he might not want something as big as an Excursion!

Having said that, if I was looking for a used SUV the Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 or the Excursion would be at the top of my shopping list. I own a Yukon XL with the 8.1.

ian_ashton 06-04-2010 9:13 AM

Yea, Excursions are huge!

MattieK27 06-04-2010 9:22 AM

I have done almost all my towing with a GC, and would recommend them to anyone towing a boat that weighs less than 5000lbs. That being said, yes the fuel economy isnt the best.

Diesel is an option, but I heard they are extremely rare. That can present service cost issues down the road.

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