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Cherokee, Durango Named Top SUVs for Towing

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are “Must-Shop SUVs for Towing” according to AutoTrader.com, which recognizes SUVs that offer the perfect combination of towing ability and interior luxury.

“Having both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango make AutoTrader’s list of Must-Shop SUVs for Towing recognizes our commitment to offer our customers best-in-class towing designed for maximum capability and optimum fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle performance or luxury,” stated Reid Bigland, head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group LLC, in a press release. “These SUVs provide the ultimate combination of power, towing and efficiency all rolled into one great package.”

Producing a class-leading 240 horsepower and a massive 420 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep’s award-winning 24-valve dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions. Capable of towing a best-in-class 7,400 pounds, the EcoDiesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers 22 miles per gallon (mpg) city/30 mpg highway in 4×2 models, resulting in a best-in-class fuel economy and a best-in-class driving range of more than 730 miles.

The Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates an impressive 290 horsepower (295 horsepower on Rallye, Blacktop and Citadel) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pentastar V-6 engine allows Durango to tow a best-in-class 6,200 pounds, and delivers up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.