That's nice. Using the reference I posted, please explain why the 2.4 liter gas engine tows the same load in Europe and the U.S. The EUROPEAN TrailHawk is EUROPEAN and should tow more if you are correct. I suspect FIAT went with the lower values for both the gas and diesel version of the vehicle so that they only had to produce a single set of standards to answer questions. So I would bet that a Renegade Diesel can tow 3300 pounds safely here in the U.S. at 60 mph. It also has an oscillation damping system in place, so it may be able to do more. I'd REALLY like to see this tested.
Uhh because you didn't read?
"ENGINE: 2.4-LITER MULTIAIR2 TIGERSHARK (only in Russia, Africa and Middle East)"
So.. not europe. If you look at the rest of the document, they don't list a number of stats.
I'd have to look it up, but I suspect we got the 2.4 liter before anyone else, so it has our stats plugged in because that's what got tested first.
The 1.4 is listed in that doc as having a 2000lb towing capcity. That's not what FCAA provides as the standard for the US.
FCA will have zero issues making statements about vehicles that differ for different regulatory environments.
I've greatly exceed tow ratings and tongue weight limits on vehicles. Not on public roads where anyone else is at risk, and certainly not on vehicles I expect to have warranty coverage. Jeep has to care about both of those things.
Another example of differing regulatory environments
UK "Any trailer weighing over 750 kilograms, including its load, must have a working brake system." That's 1653.5 lbs.
NHTSA " For a trailer with a
loaded weight of more than 1,500 pounds, many
states require a separate braking system and a
breakaway switch, located on the tongue of the
trailer, to activate the trailer brakes in the event
the trailer separates from the tow vehicle."
We don't even regulate that at the federal level.
You want to see their test requirements for towing?
The US test? It's go buy a trailer and have at it.
If jeep was going to support 3000lbs of trailering in the US, the US manual would say so. We are both speculating, but I'd wager money that bringing the diesel to the US would result in zero change to the tow rating based on vehicle dynamics, us liability law, and the minimal regulation on small trailers at the federal level.