How is the 2010 Liberty on towing a boat?
Sorry if this has already been addressed in another post. But, I wasn't able to find one quite yet. Here is my question:
I am looking to buy a 2010 Jeep Liberty to tow my Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW boat but I am concerns about the safety and ability of the Liberty to handle it safely on long trips. The specs for the boat are:
Trailer length: 19' 7"
Dry Boat weight: 1706 lbs
Appr. Wet weight: 2,300 lbs
I am looking at getting the 2010 Liberty Sport 4x4 with:
3.7 Liter V6
Trailer Tow Class 3 Group - capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.
Selec-Trac 2 Active Full time 4WD System (do i really need it?)
18" wheels (better traction?)
Will the Liberty be able to handle the load on a highway without straining the engine too much? Also, I read that wheelbase on this vehicle is a bit small for a nearly 20 ft trailer. I really do not want to create a wag the dog situation.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.