So you may be buying a Jeep Gladiator and wondering if you need the Max Tow Package, or you may be looking at a used vehicle and wondering what is in the Max Tow Package.
In this article we will discuss everything in the Max Tow Package.
In summary the Mat Tow Package provides the necessary equipment to tow and increases the towing capacity of the Jeep Gladiator to 7,650 lbs.
The Jeep Gladiator inherently doesn’t accommodate towing. This is why Jeep offers towing packages.
What is in the Jeep Gladiator Max Tow Package?
The Max Tow Package on the Jeep Gladiator is the most premium tow package offered. It is only available, however with the Sport and Sport S trims equipped with the 3.6 L Pentastar engine.
The features included in the Gladiator Max Tow Package (2023) are:
- 240 Amp Alternator
- All-Terrain Tires
- 4.10 Axle Ratio
- Trac-Lok Anti-Spin Rear Differential
- 2-Piece Fender Flares
- Class IV Hitch Receiver
- Heavy-Duty Dana 44 Wide Front Axle
- Daytime Running Lamp System
- Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
- Trailer-Hitch Zoom
The regular towing capacity for the Sport and Sport S without the package is only 4,000 lbs but with the Max Tow Package, the towing capacity increases to 7,700 lbs.
It also increases the GCWR to 12,800 lbs and GVWR to 6,250 lbs.
This package costs an extra MSRP of $1,695.
Other Towing Features in the Gladiator
There are a few standard and optional towing features included on the Gladiator that aren’t part of the towing packages.
The standard towing features on the Jeep Gladiator are:
- 4/7 Pin Trailer Wiring Harness
- Trailer Sway Damping
The only available feature that can be added outside the towing packages is a Trailer Brake Controller.
How Much Can You Tow With The Max Tow Package?
The Max Tow Package increases the towing capability of the Jeep Gladiator because it adds features that improve the power of the truck, particularly the axle ratio.
The higher the axle ratio, the higher the towing capacity.
The regular Gladiator has an axle ratio of 3.73 but the Max Tow Package improves this ratio to 4.10.
This translates to an increase in towing capacity to 7,700 lbs compared to 4,000 lbs without the package.
Are There Any Other Towing Packages Available on the Gladiator?
Also available on the Gladiator is the Trailer Tow Package.
This package is the lower level package offered with the Gladiator. It provides much fewer features compared to the Max Tow Package.
The Trailer Tow Package on the Gladiator includes:
- 240 amp alternator
- Heavy duty engine cooling
- Class IV hith receiver
- Trailer hitch zoom
This package is also much cheaper with a price point of $695.
This package has little to know impact on the towing capacity of the Gladiator, but provides the necessary equipment to actually tow with the Gladiator.
As mentioned, the Gladiator is not equipped to tow in it’s stock form, so in order to use this truck for towing applications, one of the Tow Packages is necessary.
Features of Tow Packages by Year
|Max Tow Package|
|Trailer Tow Package|
|240 Amp Alternator||X||X|
|4.10 Axle Ratio||X|
|Trac-Lok Anti-Spin Rear Differential||X (2023)|
|Trac-Lok Limited Slip Differential||X (2022-2020)|
|Class IV Hitch Receiver||X||X|
|Heavy-Duty Dana 44 Wide Front Axle||X|
|Daytime Running Lamp System||X|
|Heavy Duty Engine Cooling||X||X|