Here at Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, a question we get asked in our Boston area dealership in Franklin, MA is what's the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive? Especially when it comes to the Jeep lineup. We'd like to explain the general difference, and how it applies to our Jeep vehicles so you can make a smart and informed choice.

All-wheel drive is when power is provided to the front and rear wheels at the same time. Usually, the power is continuously applied to all four wheels as you drive. Four-wheel drive sends power to all four wheels and provides added traction, making them the choice for people who like to explore off the beaten path and off-road. Basically, each covers your control, but one is preferred on a wider range of surfaces.

Jeep has created multiple 4x4 systems that are four-wheel drive to give you greater peace of mind, not only because they can perform in snow, sand, mud, and rocky terrain, but it's all able to be efficiently utilized to work when you need it, and retain energy and efficiency when you don't. Different models have different systems like the Compass, Cherokee and Renegade utilize Jeep Active Drive to send power to all four wheels, while the Grand Cherokee uses Quadra-Trac, and the Wrangler JK and JL use Command-Trac. Each is unique to the needs of the individual Jeep based on the size, capability and capacity they have, but across the board all are able to give you confidence with their command.

The Jeep 4WD systems are what help set them apart from the rest of their competitors. It's a true original with the highest levels of innovation which can tackle whatever Mother Nature brings and keep you firmly planted whether it's snowy roads, trails, or potholed roads.

If you'd like to learn more, contact us and we'd be happy to help you today here at Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge, where you can take a test drive in an all-wheel drive Jeep 4x4 vehicle soon.

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