4x4 Systems

The Jeep® brand has always been about choosing your own path. Our incomparable range of sophisticated 4x4 systems lets you find your own way up, down, through or around almost anything. Jeep 4x4s are champions in all-weather capability so you'll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws your way.

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Comparison of all 4x4 systems 4x4 System Availability

JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE I 4x4 SYSTEM

The Jeep® Active Drive I 4x4 system features an industry-first rear axle disconnect+ feature that only engages when necessary for improved fuel efficiency. A Selec-Terrain® traction management system gives you all-weather capability in four modes: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud. A standard Brake Lock Differential works with the advanced 4x4 system to provide outstanding capability for anything Mother Nature sends your way.

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Cherokee

  • Sport - Available
  • Latitude - Available
  • Limited - Available
Cherokee

JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE II 4x4 SYSTEM

The Jeep® Active Drive II 4x4 system includes all the features of the Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system and adds a low range for added capability. The 4WD Low mode is great for extra-low-speed traction and has a neutral mode for flat towing behind an RV. A remarkable 56:1 crawl ratio allows a more controlled throttle response at lower speeds. The Selec-Terrain® traction management system includes: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud modes for added all-weather capability.

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Cherokee

  • Latitude - Available
  • Limited - Available
Cherokee

JEEP® ACTIVE DRIVE LOCK 4x4 SYSTEM

The Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4x4 system is standard equipment on the Cherokee Trailhawk®. It has all the features of the Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 system but also includes an exclusive rear locker and is Trail Rated® so you can drive off-road. A remarkable 56:1 crawl ratio allows a more controlled throttle response when driving off-road. The Selec-Terrain® traction management system includes: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock modes for all-weather and off-road capability.

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Cherokee

  • Trailhawk - Standard
Wrangler

ROCK-TRAC® 4x4

The Rock-Trac® 4x4 system has attained legendary status in off-road circles. And for good reason: the Rubicon model's tough as nails NV241 OR transfer case with 4:1 low gear ratio, Brake Lock Differential, Tru-Lok® electronic locking differentials and electronic front sway bar disconnect allow for jaw-dropping off-road capability. With these hard-core guts, you have a turnkey Trail Rated® rock warrior that can take you to heights others only dream of.

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Wrangler

  • Rubicon – Standard
Wrangler

Wrangler Unlimited

  • Rubicon – Standard
Wrangler Unlimited

COMMAND-TRAC® 4x4

Made to conquer. When four-wheel power is required, like off-roading or slick conditions where more traction is required, the Command-Trac® 4x4 system with NV241 GII transfer case kicks into action to help you get through with ease. Command-Trac is a proven shift-on-the-fly system with a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and neutral for flat towing. A Wrangler with a Command-Trac 4x4 system is purpose-built for fun and the freedom to go wherever adventure leads.

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Wrangler

  • Sport - Standard
  • Sport S - Standard
  • Sahara - Standard
Wrangler

Wrangler Unlimited

  • Sport - Standard
  • Sport S - Standard
  • Sahara - Standard
Wrangler Unlimited

QUADRA-DRIVE® II 4x4 WITH REAR ELSD

The definitive capability statement, the Quadra-Drive® II 4x4 system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential delivers superior all-weather traction and legendary Jeep® vehicle off-road capability. Choose the Auto mode in the standard Selec-Terrain® traction control system for everyday driving or quickly dial in Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud or Rock for specific driving conditions. Adding another dimension is the Quadra-Lift® air suspension system—it can raise the vehicle for better off-road capability and lower it on-road for better handling and fuel efficiency +.

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Grand Cherokee

  • Limited – Available
  • Overland – Available
  • Summit – Available
Grand Cherokee

QUADRA-TRAC I® 4x4

No buttons to push or levers to pull. The Quadra-Trac I® 4x4 system is always engaged for all-weather capability and peace of mind. Combined with Brake Lock Differential, the Quadra-Trac I 4x4 system provides a "command of the road" confidence that only comes in a Jeep® vehicle.

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Grand Cherokee

  • Laredo – Standard
Grand Cherokee

QUADRA-TRAC® SRT® 4x4

The Grand Cherokee SRT8® uses an all-new full-time SRT8 4x4 system for superior driving performance in any condition. The strongest t-case ever designed by the Jeep® brand handles massive amounts of horsepower and torque produced by the mighty 6.4L V8 engine. The 4x4 system features a massive mechanical "wet" clutch and Electronic Limited Slip Differential in the rear, which allows 100% of the drive torque to be sent to one rear wheel. Managing of torque split and suspension damping is accomplished with a dial on the five-mode Selec-Trac® system.

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Grand Cherokee

  • SRT8® – Standard
Grand Cherokee

QUADRA-TRAC II® 4x4

Capability breeds confidence. The Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system features a two-speed transfer case that uses input from a variety of sensors in order to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. When tire slippage is detected, as much as 100% of available torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction. Choose the Auto mode in the standard Selec-Terrain® traction control system for everyday driving or quickly dial in Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud or Rock for specific driving conditions. Go boldly.

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Grand Cherokee

  • Laredo - Available
  • Limited – Standard
  • Overland – Standard
  • Summit – Standard
Grand Cherokee

FREEDOM DRIVE I4x4

Hydroplaning can be a terrifying experience. This is when the vehicle's tires skim across the road like a skier on water without gripping it. Thankfully, having a Jeep® 4x4 system like Freedom Drive I helps in situations like this—and can tackle snow, ice and mud like a champ. This state-of-the-art electronic system instantly responds to the need for added traction and responds to wheel-slippage by transferring power to the rear wheels when slippage occurs. Ready, willing and all-weather capable.

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Compass 4x4

  • Sport – Standard
  • Latitude – Standard
  • Limited – Standard
Compass

Patriot 4x4

  • Sport – Standard
  • Latitude – Standard
  • Limited – Standard
Patriot

FREEDOM DRIVE II® 4x4

Tame the terrain. The Trail Rated® Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group helps you maintain traction and control on the toughest terrain. You'll keep moving on steep grades and get through all-weather conditions like deeper snow, mud and sand. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group features a CVT2L transmission with Off-Road mode and a 19:1 crawl ratio that provides the torque multiplication needed for steep grades and crawling slowly in off-road events.

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Compass

  • Sport – Available
  • Latitude – Available
  • Limited – Available
Compass

Patriot

  • Sport – Available
  • Latitude – Available
  • Limited – Available
Patriot
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