The 2020 Jeep Renegade towing capacity can hit 2,000 pounds, when properly equipped. This is enough heft to tow a pop-up tent trailer, a lightweight aluminum boat, or a trailer with a jet ski or other personal watercraft.

Do you want to learn how to maximize your Jeep Renegade towing capacity around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland? Then, check out this review from Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County.

When you're ready to take the wheel of this popular subcompact SUV, let us know, and we'll set up a test drive.

Jeep Renegade Towing Overview

Jeep Renegade Maximum Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

Jeep Renegade Off-Roading

Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system

Jeep Renegade Towing Technology

Class III hitch receiver

4-pin wiring harness

Trailer Sway Control

Jeep Renegade Towing Capacity and Drivetrain

How does the 2020 Jeep Renegade manage to tow so much weight? The powertrain is a good place to start. You have two different engines to pick from, but don't fret, because both have the same towing capacity.

What's really important to look at here is the drivetrain. The Renegade comes standard with front-wheel drive, which is great for optimizing efficiency, especially if your daily drives don't see a lot of terrain variation.

However, if you plan to take it off-road, traverse winter roadways, or tow, then you'll want to go for one of the available Jeep 4x4 (4-wheel drive) systems. You'll get two options here…

  • Jeep Active Drive

The Jeep Active Drive system is available on most trim levels and readjusts its torque distribution automatically. This means that you can focus your attention on having a great time while your Jeep does all the work of adapting to your surroundings to provide a high quality of traction control.

  • Jeep Active Drive Low

Jeep Active Drive Low, on the other hand, is available only on the Trailhawk trim. It's meant for the off-road enthusiast who expects to be encountering tough terrain with plenty of ridges, rocks, and unpredictable weather. It features a 21.5:1 crawl ratio that'll keep you moving over rocks with relative ease.

Again, if you want to reach that 2,000-pound towing capacity with your Jeep Renegade, you'll need one of these Jeep 4x4 systems by your side.

Towing Tools for Your 2020 Renegade

Of course, if you're going to tow in your Renegade, you're going to need the right tools for the job. That's why you should equip your Jeep with the Trailer Tow Group. This is a necessity if you're going to hit that 2,000-pound capacity. It comes with the following:

  • Class III hitch receiver
  • 4-pin wiring harness

The Jeep Renegade also equips you with standard Trailer Sway Control. This feature monitors your trailer for excessive sway and applies strategic adjustments to your engine power and brakes to keep you in control.

It comes as part of the standard Electronic Stability Control, which also includes features like Hill Start Assist. Hill Start Assist is useful when you're stopped at a red light or stop sign while facing uphill. It uses auto hold technology to prevent your Renegade and trailer from rolling backwards as you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator.

Take the Jeep Renegade Towing Capacity for a Test Drive

Now that you know the 2020 Jeep Renegade towing capacity, it's time to get behind the wheel and give it a try for yourself. If you're in the Edgewood, Aberdeen, or Bel Air, MD, area, the team at Thompson CJDR of Harford County can help you out.

All you have to do is contact us and schedule your test drive today!

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