Can the Jeep Wrangler SUV Tow a Boat?
Jeep Wrangler Quick Boat Towing Guide
Looking to tread water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? The Jeep Wrangler offers enough towing capability to trailer many boats out to the water. Depending on which model you’re working with, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler offers a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. on up to 3,500 lbs. Here we explore the capacities of the different Wrangler models and what boats you can tow with them.
Two-door Wrangler models can tow up to 2,000 lbs., while Wrangler Unlimited four-door models can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The table below shows the average dry weights of various watercrafts determined by the knowledgeable team over at boatingbuddy.com:
Personal Watercrafts (PWC) ≈ 850 lbs.
Small Fishing Boat ≈ 1,700 lbs.
Sail Boats ≈ 1,700 lbs.
Pontoon Boat ≈ 3,100 lbs.
Ski Boat ≈ 3,500 lbs.
Generally speaking, the numbers tell us that the two-door Wrangler should be able to tow things like personal watercrafts, small fishing boats, and sail boats. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is needed to tow heavier watercrafts like pontoon boats and ski boats.
What You Should Know Before Towing
Please note that the weights offered are averages and may not reflect the weight of your watercraft and other equipment. We recommend that you always verify your vehicle’s limitations and your trailer’s net weight before attempting to tow. Please also note that the capacities offered represent the vehicle’s maximum towing capacity and must be reduced by the weight of any passenger, cargo hitch, or optional equipment you have on board. You can check your Jeep owner’s manual for more details regarding your vehicle’s towing capacity as well as some other valuable information on how to tow safely.
Get More Jeep Wrangler Information
Looking for more information on the Jeep Wrangler? You can find more content on the Wrangler’s features and frequently asked questions when you visit the Fury Motors Stillwater blog. Drivers in the Twin Cities area are invited to schedule a test drive with our team to experience the Wrangler firsthand!