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Can you flat tow a 2018 Jeep?

Below is a list of 2018 4×4 Jeep models and whether they can be flat towed or not. Checking your owners manual for your specific vehicle is always a good idea before attempting to tow. A link to the Jeep owners manuals is provided at the bottom of this article.  Manufacturer warranty will not cover damage to vehicles due to incorrect towing.

What is flat towing?

Also known as ‘dinghy towing’ or ‘four down’ towing. ‘Four down’ because the vehicle being towed has all four wheels down on the ground behind an RV or another vehicle.

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

Flat towing a Jeep Wrangler. Photo: J Forsell of Wyoming

Compass

No.

The 2018 Jeep Compass cannot be flat-towed.

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

2018 Jeep Compass, Photo: FCA

 

Renegade

No.

The 2018 Jeep Renegade cannot be flat towed. The Renegade should be towed on a trailer.

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

2018 Jeep Renegade, Photo: FCA

 

 

 

Cherokee

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Photo: FCA

 

Yes and no.

This depends on the trim level of Cherokee.

Cherokee’s with a single speed Power Transfer Unit cannot be flat towed.   All four wheels must be on a trailer when towing (never Dolly tow a 4×4 vehicle).

Flat towing Cherokee’s with the ActiveDrive II or 2-speed PTU (Power Transfer Unit) is allowed. 2018 Jeep Cherokee’s with the 2-speed PTU are the Trailhawk models and the Mopar flat tow witing kit must be used.

Check page 165 of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Owners Manual for instructions on how to set up the vehicle to be flat-towed.

 

Grand Cherokee

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

Yes and no.

This one also depends on the trim level of the Grand Cherokee. Grand Cherokee’s without 4-LO and the SRT models cannot be flat -towed. Models with 4-LO can be flat-towed.   Dolly-towing is not allowed on 4×4 models.

 

Wrangler JL

Yes.

4×4 models of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL can be flat-towed. Refer to page 371 of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler owners manual for instructions on how to set up the vehicle for flat-towing.

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

2018 Wrangler JL, Photo: FCA

 

 

Wrangler JK

Yes.

Just as with the new JL Jeep Wrangler’s, the JK models in 4×4 can also be flat-towed. instructions on how to set up the vehicle to be flat-towed are available in the owners manual.

flat tow a 2018 Jeep

Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Photo: FCA

 

Jeep Owners Manual

Download the owners manual to find out how to flat tow a 2018 Jeep.

 

 

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Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to:

lauren@trustedautopros.com

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