Does anyone know if a FWD Cherokee Sport can be equipped with a V6 engine and towing package? It seems possible to "build" one on the Jeep website, but I have searched many dealership inventories and have not found a single FWD model with the V6 and towing package. Now I am wondering if the V6-towing package combo is only offered on AWD models. Thoughts?
Tow is available in most configurations.
Actually what is at dealers can be problematic depending on the size of the dealer. Even then the stock can be biased to 4WD and non Tow equipped vehicles.
I have seen inventories loaded with FWD early on. That is when I purchased in 12/13.
In fact my issue was that Tow equipped Cherokees were not all that common in any configuration. I landed up Factory ordering because of that problem.
Also I wanted AD2 and that added combination was next to impossible to find on a lot with Tow.
I think there is still the bias out there that you need rear wheel drive for towing. That may be true on upper end towing but not for what most of us would do.
I think your problem is the specific combination of FWD only and Tow together. I think also just finding a Cherokee with tow alone can be an issue depending on the dealer network and area.
Makes no difference if its FWD or 4WD as the Cherokee will spend most of its towing time in FWD by default. Mine spends most of its time towing FWD and its just fine.
If you do not want 4WD and the added cost then you might want to factory order it. But depending on the cost work up you might actually come out a head buying one off a lot. I would suggest searching up to 300 miles and include a large urban area with your parameters. If you find one you can go to the dealers web site and poke them for more information. Actually in most cases you can work the deal right over the phone and lock it in. Then your only issue is getting to that dealer. If you have a trade in you can price out the value using that dealers ZIP code and a source like KBB.