Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
a 170hp turbo diesel should have sufficient towing capacity for at least 3500lb if not 4500lb and better fuel economy than the 3.2. Have driven many 3, 2.8, 2.5, 2.4, 4.2L Turbo Diesel's from Japan and they are amazing vehicles. My current has a 3L 240hp Turbo Diesel with 406lbs of torque so this 170hp one should be around the 300 or 300ish lbs of torque which is better than the Cherokee 3.2L.
ie here are the specs on a JDM Hilux Surf Turbo Diesel(4-Runner) although it has a 3L KZN185 engine as a comparison
Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm 140 ps (102.97 kw) / 3600 rpm
Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm 34.0 kg*m (333.43 N*m) / 2000 rpm