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The jury is still out on whether the Renegade can really be called an off-road vehicle, but what I am wondering if if Fiat-Chrysler also took care to make sure that the Renegade is capable of towing. What's the point of being an off-road capable vehicle if you can't even tow your trailer or boat to a campsite.

Do you know/think that the Renegade will be capable of towing much, or is it too small to really take on a task like that?
 

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Also note the auxiliary transmission cooler is not included with the tow package, so make sure you order it.
 

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So that's not a crazy big amount but I guess you can't expect too much from such a small vehicle. What type of stuff weighs around 2,000lbs, like what could you tow with the Renegade. A boat? A trailer? ???
 

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So that's not a crazy big amount but I guess you can't expect too much from such a small vehicle. What type of stuff weighs around 2,000lbs, like what could you tow with the Renegade. A boat? A trailer? ???

Not much.... I would say a pair of Jet Skis, a Small pop up trailer or a snowmobile or to pull your cub cadet around on a trailer or something.
 

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Is that 2000-pound towing limit official from FCA? What is a limited based on: frame structure? engine capacity? cooling mods? All of that? Any reasonable way to increase capacity?
 

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Is that 2000-pound towing limit official from FCA? What is a limited based on: frame structure? engine capacity? cooling mods? All of that? Any reasonable way to increase capacity?
Yes, that is from the official spec sheet. It is all of those and brake capacity. You could try a hemi upgrade, looks like it fits, you just need to snip a little sheet metal:

 

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Yes, that is from the official spec sheet. It is all of those and brake capacity. You could try a hemi upgrade, looks like it fits, you just need to snip a little sheet metal:

Hey... Omaha Orange is at least the right color for a HEMI!!!
 

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Towing maximum capacity

For EMEA models
http://www.fiatpress.com/download/2014/schede_tecniche/Technical_Sheet_Jeep_Renegade_ENG.pdf

2.4 l Multiair II (only available on some markets): 907 kg = 2000 lbs

1.4 Turbo Multiair (4x2 and 4x4 versions): 1000 kg = 2205 lbs
same for 1.6 diesel and 1.6 gasoline engined

2.0 diesel engines: 1500 kg = 3307 lbs

For U.S. version should be 2000 lbs for the gasoline 2.4 engine, for 1.4 Turbo Multiair II = "not recommended"
 

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If a Cherokee Trailhawk with the 2.4 is rated for 2000 pounds, I very much doubt the Renegade would be any higher.
We can’t say for sure, but we’re guessing it’s towing about 2500 pounds with that U-Haul trailer it’s got hooked up in the back. That’s well within the 3,300 pound stated towing capacity for this very off-road worthy crossover vehicle.
http://www.tflcar.com/2014/06/2015-jeep-renegade-high-altitude-tow-testing-spy-shots/
It is normal in product development to test your product in excess of the final specification. So if you put a street rating of 2000 pounds tow capacity the you want to stress test it high to see how it behaves.

It is also possible they were testing the EMEA models:
For EMEA models
2.0 diesel engines: 1500 kg = 3307 lbs
 

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So that's not a crazy big amount but I guess you can't expect too much from such a small vehicle. What type of stuff weighs around 2,000lbs, like what could you tow with the Renegade. A boat? A trailer? ???
it should be able to pull a 8 foot U-Haul trailer without much problems. My old Hyundai Excel could do it.
 

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One of the few things that disappointed me about my 2017 Renegade. I got the 1.4 with manual tran, and find that you can't tow ANYTHING with it, they recommend never towing anything. I had a 3-cyl Mitsubishi Mirage with manual transmission that could tow up to 1200 lbs.
 
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