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I am disappointed with the fact that my Challenger can only tow 1000 lbs, I have read others that have remark the same and one purchased a non MOPAR for that reason. Why do the cars and CUVs have low ratings? Will that Change real soon?
 

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I come from an era where passenger car towing around here was normal. With people my age retiring I don't see many buying an extra vehicle just for towing. The towing option for a 1968 Chrysler included a receiver, did not find a mention about the diff ratio heavy rear springs, police brakes and a trans cooler and gave a capacity of 5000 lbs, Cost $57, if you add an increase of 20 times the amount that would still be a bargain today. Lets face it only Jeep and Durango offer any capabilities SUV category. While fuel economy being OK but not in the passenger car range and not the best for crowded parking lots. With every division being responsible for profit I think a towing option should be available. The 8 speed trans gives the opportunity for a towing diff while returning great fuel economy. Maybe its time for a station wagon again, that could lead to a sedan. Again I've read complaints about "Chrysler passenger vehicle" towing capabilities.
 

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I suspect low tow ratings keep warranty issues down, for sure the 4 speed won;t cut it. With a new line of transmissions I hope the tow ratings go up.
 
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