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I was wondering if anyone knows what the towing capacity will be? With all that torque I am hoping to have at least 5k, but I was disappointed before when the diesel version only had 3500.
 

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Welcome to the forum @jmulcahy.
The Wrangler 4xe tows up to 3,500 lbs and carries as much as 1,280 lbs of payload. So its on the lower end but would that be a deal breaker for you? What are you trying to tow?

You might be in luck if the Gladiator 4xe actually happens.
 

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Welcome to the forum @jmulcahy.
The Wrangler 4xe tows up to 3,500 lbs and carries as much as 1,280 lbs of payload. So its on the lower end but would that be a deal breaker for you? What are you trying to tow?

You might be in luck if the Gladiator 4xe actually happens.
It is a dealbreaker. I had a 2014 Wrangler I loved but it wouldn’t tow my 4500 boat. I traded it in assuming that the diesel that was due to come out would due the trick. Why Jeep would have a diesel without increasing its towing capacity is crazy dumb. I personally know 3 other people that don’t have wranglers because of towing capacity. Even the 6 cylinder Cherokee can tow my boat but a much bigger wrangler can’t. Makes no sense. Not a fan of the Gladiator. It is way overpriced compared to much better trucks. I was really looking forward to another Wrangler too.
 

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It is a dealbreaker. I had a 2014 Wrangler I loved but it wouldn’t tow my 4500 boat. I traded it in assuming that the diesel that was due to come out would due the trick. Why Jeep would have a diesel without increasing its towing capacity is crazy dumb. I personally know 3 other people that don’t have wranglers because of towing capacity. Even the 6 cylinder Cherokee can tow my boat but a much bigger wrangler can’t. Makes no sense. Not a fan of the Gladiator. It is way overpriced compared to much better trucks. I was really looking forward to another Wrangler too.
Sorry to hear. With Wrangler sales volume so high, there probably isn't much of an incentive for Jeep to include anything more. And plug-in hybrid buying demographics might have something to do with that too.
What higher towing capacity vehicles are you looking at currently?
 

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Sorry to hear. With Wrangler sales volume so high, there probably isn't much of an incentive for Jeep to include anything more. And plug-in hybrid buying demographics might have something to do with that too.
What higher towing capacity vehicles are you looking at currently?
I have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was hoping to trade it in on the phev Wrangler. Now that this is out the window I have no idea what I will do. Thanks for your help.
 

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I have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was hoping to trade it in on the phev Wrangler. Now that this is out the window I have no idea what I will do. Thanks for your help.
Hey @jmulcahy. If you want to stick with Jeep maybe you might want to consider the 3-row Grand Cherokee or Grand Wagoneer when it comes out.
 

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Hey @jmulcahy. If you want to stick with Jeep maybe you might want to consider the 3-row Grand Cherokee or Grand Wagoneer when it comes out.
Yes, Jeep is working on a Grand Cherokee 4xe and should be priced within reach of anyone that can already afford the Wrangler 4xe. It should be able to tow about 1,500-2,000 lbs more considering what current numbers are like.
 

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I have a 18 JL Sahara with the 2.0 and tow a TAB teardrop trailer. It does pretty good towing, but on hot Arizona days it does not like going up hills with the AC on. I was going to get a diesel Rubicon, but have a 4XE Rubicon arriving next week. My hope is the extra power from the electric motors helps me up the hills without needing to turn off the air conditioner. I know buying the diesel would eliminate this concen, but I really like the 2.0 turbo and having a hybrid will be pretty cool. With the batteries located under the back seats I think it will be important to have the AC on or else the batteries will add to the heat in the Jeep and then I will hear about it from my wife. I'm excited and nervous since there is no reviews of the towing abilities of the 4XE that I have seen.
 

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I have a 18 JL Sahara with the 2.0 and tow a TAB teardrop trailer. It does pretty good towing, but on hot Arizona days it does not like going up hills with the AC on. I was going to get a diesel Rubicon, but have a 4XE Rubicon arriving next week. My hope is the extra power from the electric motors helps me up the hills without needing to turn off the air conditioner. I know buying the diesel would eliminate this concen, but I really like the 2.0 turbo and having a hybrid will be pretty cool. With the batteries located under the back seats I think it will be important to have the AC on or else the batteries will add to the heat in the Jeep and then I will hear about it from my wife. I'm excited and nervous since there is no reviews of the towing abilities of the 4XE that I have seen.
Welcome to the forum @AZ 4XE.

If the 4XE won't fill in for what your 2018 JL can't do,do you see yourself moving onto something bigger?
 

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Welcome to the forum @AZ 4XE.

If the 4XE won't fill in for what your 2018 JL can't do,do you see yourself moving onto something bigger?
Hi JeepFAN

I don't think I would move on to something else. I would just continue to turn off the AC and drive slower up the big hills. My biggest issue is the looks I get from the boss in the passenger seat when I turn off the AC. I know with a diesel it would get up the hills without a problem. I like the 2.0 and I think the electric motors will give me the extra push up the hills without the turbo screaming at me. I think temps over 110 degrees is bad for just about anything going up a hill.
 

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Hi JeepFAN

I don't think I would move on to something else. I would just continue to turn off the AC and drive slower up the big hills. My biggest issue is the looks I get from the boss in the passenger seat when I turn off the AC. I know with a diesel it would get up the hills without a problem. I like the 2.0 and I think the electric motors will give me the extra push up the hills without the turbo screaming at me. I think temps over 110 degrees is bad for just about anything going up a hill.
Without AC, it shouldn't be too bad. At times the fan can be sufficient.
Are you planning to do any towing related upgrades after taking delivery next week?
 

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You haven't meet my wife when the AC is off and it is 110+ degrees out. Also the AC is used to cool the batteries in the compartment under the back seats, so my concern without the AC on the batteries will heat up the cabin of the Jeep causing it to be a little hotter than hot. Not a big problem, just a concern since I haven't seen any reviews on the 4XE towing capabilities.

My Tab 320 teardrop trailer is not too heave so I don't plan on upgrading anything for towing. I haven't found a need for a break controller with my current jeep. I think going downhiil with a little extra weight will help charge the EV batteries on the downhiils. I think the only upgrade I plan on doing is a roofrack for my kayaks, other than that it will be a heavily optioned stock Rubicon. I will post pic when I get it.
 

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You haven't meet my wife when the AC is off and it is 110+ degrees out. Also the AC is used to cool the batteries in the compartment under the back seats, so my concern without the AC on the batteries will heat up the cabin of the Jeep causing it to be a little hotter than hot. Not a big problem, just a concern since I haven't seen any reviews on the 4XE towing capabilities.

My Tab 320 teardrop trailer is not too heave so I don't plan on upgrading anything for towing. I haven't found a need for a break controller with my current jeep. I think going downhiil with a little extra weight will help charge the EV batteries on the downhiils. I think the only upgrade I plan on doing is a roofrack for my kayaks, other than that it will be a heavily optioned stock Rubicon. I will post pic when I get it.
What hitch are you using to haul that trailer? Curious to know as I'm looking for one.
Looking forward to seeing pics!
 

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Interesting thread. My 4xe is still sitting somewhere in Toledo. Deposit down on a Taxa Tiger Moth trailer (1350 lbs) should be well within range of towing capability and I’m looking forward to warmer weather camping with the kiddos. I’d be curious to hear towing experiences / capabilities from the rest of the group as deliveries begin.
 

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Interesting thread. My 4xe is still sitting somewhere in Toledo. Deposit down on a Taxa Tiger Moth trailer (1350 lbs) should be well within range of towing capability and I’m looking forward to warmer weather camping with the kiddos. I’d be curious to hear towing experiences / capabilities from the rest of the group as deliveries begin.
A trailer like that shouldn't be an issue for the 4xe but it will be good to some towing reviews once Jeep starts giving out press vehicles.
 
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