2021 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity, Payload, and Curb Weight

If you have a 2021 Jeep Wrangler and need to know your towing capacity, you have come to the right place.

Here you will find all the GCWRs, max trailer towing weights, payload capacity and GVWR suggested by Toyota. The information is collected from the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Brochure, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Brochure and 2021 Jeep Wrangler Owners Manual.

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler has a max trailer towing capacity of 2,000 lbs for all 2-door variations and 3,500 lbs for all 4-door Jeeps. Any weight over 2,000 lbs requires a separate trailer braking system.

Ford says that the tongue weight for any towing should be no more than 10%. So this should be taken into account when setting up your trailer.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler can tow up to 3,500 lbs for 4-door vehicles that are properly equipped. Jeep Wranglers with 2-doors can only tow 2,000 lbs.

The vehicle either has a GCWR of 8,016 lbs for the 2-door or 8,117 lbs for the 4-door vehicles.

The 3.0 L EcoDiesel vehicles are slightly different and have a CWR of 8,247 lbs.

EngineTowing Capacity
2.0 L2,000/3,5008,016/8,117
3.6 L2,000/3,5008,016/8,117
3.0 L EcoDiesel3,5008,427
2021 Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity Chart

For towing over 1,000 lbs in the Jeep Wrangler, trailers with brakes are recommended, but required for trailer weights over 2,000 lbs.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Tongue Weight

Tongue weight refers to the weight exerted on a trailer hitch/ball mount. Generally speaking the tongue weight should usually be between 10-15% of the total trailer weight.

However, Jeep specifies that for the Wrangler this should be 10% of the total weight. This means for a Wrangler carrying the max capacity, the tongue weight should be no more than 200 or 350 lbs for the 2-door and 4-door respectively.

Towing Features

All of the 2021 Jeep Wranglers have the ability to tow. They do not come manufactured to tow right away, but all have the ability to add the Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group package.

This package includes:

  • Class II Hitch Receiver
  • 4/7 pin Wiring Harness
  • 240 amp-alternator
  • 700 amp batter
  • 4 pre-wires auxiliary switches

However, built into every Wrangler is Trailer Sway Control, regardless of the inclusion of the towing package.


There are 8 trims in the 2021 Wrangler, both gas and hybrid versions. These are:

  • High Altitude
  • Rubicon
  • Sahara
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Sport S-80th Anniversary Edition
  • 4xe Rubicon
  • Willys

Each of these vehicles has various features available such as interior and exterior design. When it comes to towing there is no impact on the max towing capacity.

Payload Capacity

The best way to check the payload capacity is to find the GVWR listed on the certification sticker inside the driver’s side door. But they are mentioned in the e-brochure or owners manual which are shown below.

The total maximum payload capacity in the 2021 Wrangler according to Jeep is 1,071 lbs for the 2-door and 1,360 lbs for the 4-door. However, they do mention that this is for when there are all occupants and cargo, so below are the true maximum payload capacity without any persons or cargo.

EnginePayload Capacity
Curb Weight
2.0 L1,240/1,4805,250/5,8004,010/4,320
3.6 L Automatic1,280/1,5855,250/5,8003,970/4,215
3.0 L EcoDiesel1,071/1,3605,250/5,800
2021 Jeep Wrangler Payload Capacity Chart

2021 Jeep Wrangler Engine Specs

2.0 L Turbo I4 Engine

The 2.0 L Turbo I4 Engine is the engine included on the hybrid/electric 4xe Wranglers. The 4xe Jeep Wranglers are all standard equipped with this engine as well as the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) powertrain.

When the car is operated in the hybrid mode, the Jeep can supply 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The 2.0 L by itself only supplies 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

The 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 engine is available in all trim levels in the 2021 Wrangler, but is the only diesel engine offered.

It supplies 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.

3.6 L Pentastar Engine

The 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine is the standard engine that comes in all non 4xe trim levels of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

This engine supplies 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Additional Resources


Toyota states that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler has a max towing capacity of 3,500 lbs and 2,000 lbs for the hybrid, 4xe version.

Though this guide provides good guidance on how much you can tow with your 2021 Wrangler, you should always calculate your own towing capacity.

Not sure how? Read: How is Towing Capacity Calculated? Here you will find a helpful calculator as well.

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