Jeep is well known for being the brand of off-roading fans everywhere. Before you dive into the many fun and varied locations to leave the road behind around the Midwest, take a moment to learn more about the systems that Jeep has set up each of your favorite models with.
Active Drive 4x4
Active Drive doesn't require input from the driver, and can determine on its own which wheels to send traction to for optimal traction or fuel efficiency. It has four traction modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud.
Found on the Jeep Renegade Sport, Latitude, and Limited
Active Drive Low 4x4
The trail-rated edition of Active Drive, this 4x4 drivetrain includes a low-range mode and 20:1 crawl ratio. It has five traction modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock.
Found on the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk®
Jeep® Active Drive I 4x4 System
Similar to the Renegade's Active Drive system, this 4x4 drivetrain is specifically formatted to the Jeep Cherokee. It has four traction modes: Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud.
Found on the Jeep Cherokee Sport, Latitude, and Limited
Jeep® Active Drive II 4x4 System
Similar to Active Drive Low, this 4x4 system also includes a neutral mode and has a 56:1 crawl ratio. It has four traction modes: Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud.
Found on the Jeep Cherokee Latitude and Limited
Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4x4 System
This trail-rated 4x4 system is similar to Jeep® Active Drive II, but with an added mechanical rear axle lock. It has five traction modes: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock.
Found on the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk®
This 4x4 system is one of the best offered, thanks to its intensively impressive 4:1 low gear ratio transfer case, exclusive front sway bar disconnect, locking differentials and brake lock differential. It is trail-rated.
This 4x4 system is better suited to off-road and extreme weather situations than smooth pavement. It is equipped with a neutral mode, 2.72:1 low range mode, and shift-on-the-fly transfer case.
Quadra-Drive® II 4x4 with Rear ELSD
This 4x4 system includes an Electronic Limited Slip Differential, available air suspension, and five traction modes: Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock.
Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Overland, and Summit
Quadra-Trac I® 4x4
This 4x4 drivetrain is permanently on and factory-ready for light off-roading. It includes a brake lock differential.
Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Quadra-Trac® SRT® 4x4
This full-time 4x4 system was specially designed for the powerful Grand Cherokee SRT® engine, and includes a wet-clutch, a rear ELSD, and the five-mode Selec-Trac® system.
Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT®
Quadra-Trac II® 4x4
The standard 4x4 system on the Grand Cherokee features a two-speed transfer case and can route up to 100% of torque to the needed axle. It has five traction modes: Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock.
Freedom Drive I® 4x4
Similar to the Active Drive 4x4 system, Freedom Drive I® requires no driver input, and transfers torque where needed and as needed. It is ideal for taking on muddy and icy roads.
Freedom Drive II® 4x4
The more capable of the two Freedom Drive 4x4 drivetrains, this system is trail-rated, includes an "off-road" mode, and comes with a 19:1 crawl ratio.
Contact one of the Jeep off-road experts at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram for more information on any of these systems.