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Old     (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-26-2010, 7:12 AM Reply   
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...
Old     (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-04-2010, 8:10 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-04-2010, 8:13 AM Reply   
ford and chevy aslo have diesel suvs
Old     (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-04-2010, 8:18 AM Reply   
What diesel SUVs do Ford and Chevy have?
Old     (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       06-04-2010, 8:30 AM Reply   
The excursion had the option of the powerstroke from 2000 to 2003 IIRC. The 7.3. Not sure about current options though.
Old     (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-04-2010, 8:55 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-04-2010, 9:13 AM Reply   
Yea, Excursions are huge!
Old     (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-04-2010, 9:22 AM Reply   
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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