2019 Jeep Wrangler JL  Rubicon SUV

Here's Everything You Need to Know When it Comes to Jeep 4x4 Systems

Do you appreciate the outdoors? Who doesn't? If you find that your heart calls for the mountains and the plentiful adventures that await in vast valleys and the thick woodland swamps, then a Jeep SUV might be ideal for you. It's a brand that's had its vehicles tested in some of the harshest and rough conditions on the globe that will facilitate your journeys throughout the Attleboro and Mendon, MA area. A Jeep model will only serve to improve your time out and about away from the paved roads and concrete jungle, so find yours today here at Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and join the ranks of the many wild-hearted voyagers that place their trust in the reliable Jeep brand every day.

What's a 4x4 System?

In layman's terms, a 4x4 system (Four-Wheel-Drive) is a two-axle drivetrain that can deliver torque and power to each wheel at the same time making it ideal for off-road trekking over uneven terrain and rugged road conditions. The Jeep brand has become synonymous with this system and leads the pack with its advanced integration of technology and mechanical engineering.

Highlighted Features for the Trail

Jeep vehicles outfitted with a 4x4 system includes off-road ready differentials to provide greater traction when roughing it over snowy mountain passes. Most Jeep models feature included heavy-duty steel skid plates to protect your model's underside when scrambling over sharp rocks while the Wrangler Rubicon model further boasts a front sway bar disconnect system to let you disengage the front sway bar when travelling at slow speeds in the 4 Low drive configuration to deliver greater control. These are just a few of the trail-ready features the Jeep lineup offers on its SUVs. Blow you'll find a brief rundown of each 4x4 system offered by the brand to help guide your search for your tailored adventure vehicle.

Jeep Models that Offer 4x4 Systems

Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Quadra Drive II 4x4 System with Rear electronic Limited-Slip Differential: The most advanced of the offered systems provides the greatest confidence when trekking off the paved roads as it can grant up to 100 percent of your vehicle's torque to one wheel if need be
  • Quadra-Trac 4x4 System: This system is ideal for those who want foul-weather confidence at all times as the system is fully engaged no matter where you may roam
  • Quadra-Trac II 4x4 System: Boasts a hefty two-speed low transfer case to optimize your vehicle's grip and potential tire-slippage to deliver torque to where it needs to go
  • Quadra-Trac SRT 4x4 System: This system makes proper use of a wet clutch to grant maximum power when on the track. It's ideal for drivers looking to set record lap times and have the on-road credibility to overtake any slow vehicles on the highway

Jeep Wrangler

  • Command-Trac 4x4 System: The Jeep Wrangler Command-Trac transfer case delivers a pleasant ride while further letting you tackle the rough trails that surround the Norwood and Worcester area
  • Rock-Trac 4x4 System: Included with the Wrangler Rubicon trim, this system has numerous awards to its name as it boasts impressive off-road credibility through its 4:1 low-gear ratio that grants you the ability to crawl at a snail's pace to ensure you have plenty of grip

Jeep Cherokee

  • Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 System: Senses when your vehicles needs improved grip and automatically engages the system to let you plow through the trails blanketed in freshly fallen snow
  • Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 System: Features a neutral and low range configuration for bolstered off-road confidence
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 System: Included with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, this system features a rugged mechanical rear axle lock and extremely handy Selec-Terrain Traction Management Rock mode configuration to deliver uncompromised control for when you send it into rocky fields and need to scramble over the sides of smooth boulders

Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade

  • Jeep Active Drive 4x4 System: Makes use of a rear axle disconnect to bolster your SUV's efficiency
  • Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 System: Builds further upon the above system with a 20:1 crawl ratio as well as a low range to deliver the legendary Trail Rated capabilities you're looking for out of your Jeep SUV

Interested in familiarizing yourself with a particular Jeep model further? Reach out over the phone to set up a test drive and stop by our dealership as soon as your schedule allows to experience the thrill of piloting a Jeep SUV.