In my opinion the Cherokee would work for your needs, but if your buying a vechile with that pulling purpose in mind, something bigger is what you want. But if you already have the cherokee and want to enlist it for towing duty, then it will work.
I haven't towed a car, but I have towed my familys inboard ski boat, i don't know the weight but it did tow it, it was laboring, but it towed it.
Also I pull my 3 seater jetski around all the time with no problems, but even that small amount of weight, maybe 800 lbs w/ tralier, causes me to need to drive in 3 up any hills or on the interstate if it gets hilly.
Anyways, ill stop babbling.
2001 Cherokee Sport 2-door 4x4
2 inch BB
Surco Safari Rack w/ spare tire roof mount
4 Hella 500's on the rack.
JKS quicker disconnects
Moabs w/ 31inch MTR's