Do you need a vehicle that can tow a whole lot but you’re torn between an SUV and a pickup truck? You might have an even more difficult decision than you realize if you’d be happy with either a luxury SUV or one of the best pickup trucks out there. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the 2022 Ram 1500 each offer a whole lot of towing capacity. So which can tow more, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer vs the 2022 Ram 1500? Let’s take a look at how much each of these can tow so you can decide which vehicle is right for you.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer can tow up to 10,000 pounds
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer can tow an astonishing amount for an SUV according to Jeep. It can handle up to 9,850 pounds. That’s if you choose the 6.4-liter V8 engine that can make 470 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. Of course, you’ll sacrifice a little bit of fuel economy with this setup. You’ll get just 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
There’s another engine choice that delivers more horsepower and torque but loses a little bit of towing capacity. Choose the 3.0-liter twin turbo I6 that makes 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. You’ll lose 100 pounds of towing if you choose this option.
The 2022 Ram 1500 towing capacity is even higher
The 2022 Ram 1500 can tow even more than the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, but it isn’t so much more that it’s obviously the better choice. Properly equipped, the Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds. What does properly equipped mean? That’s the Ram’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. That makes 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. You have to choose the one with eTorque though, as the similar engine without eTorque can tow just 11,610 pounds.
There’s a Ram with a slightly less powerful engine. That’s a 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque that makes 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. This can tow up to 7,730 pounds. There’s also a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that makes 480 lb-ft of diesel torque and can tow up to 12,560 pounds.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer vs the 2022 Ram 1500
Okay, so the 2022 Ram 1500 can tow more than the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Does that automatically make it the better choice? That really depends on just how much you need to tow and how often you’ll need that towing capability. There are very few similarities between these two vehicles other than their high towing capacity.
You’ll certainly pay more for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and get less towing capability. The Grand Wagoneer price starts at $86,995. That’s unquestionably high, but if it’s a luxury SUV you’re looking for, you’ll certainly get it in the high-end Grand Wagoneer. Conversely, the 2022 Ram 1500 is a steal in comparison. Its price starts at $36,675. Of course, you’ll get a lot less for your money in terms of features, but if all you need is good towing capability, you’ll get it with the Ram.
Your budget may be the deciding factor in the 2022 Ram 1500 vs 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Yet if money is of no concern, you may be torn between these two impressive vehicles. If you want something refined with an excellent towing capacity, the Grand Wagoneer may be your best bet. If you really need to be able to tow a lot, then the Ram 1500 is definitely the truck for you.