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What are the Jeep 4×4 Systems?

From Rock-Trac to Command-Trac, Selec-Trac, Quadra and Active Drive, the Jeep 4×4 systems coming standard and available highlight the incredible off-roading prowess Jeep has staked their claim on for decades. Driving a Jeep means driving a vehicle with no limits, the freedom to go where you want and being able to tackle it thanks to the incredible brand capability and systems that have been perfected over the years. Read on below and get to know the Jeep 4×4 systems through our brief overview, and find the perfect Jeep SUV or truck to match your off-roading needs!

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Rock-Trac 4×4

No matter the terrain in front of you, the Rock-Trac 4×4 is a heavy duty system ready to take on the ultimate. Its top-of-the-line features include the Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials, brake lock differential and electronic front sway bar disconnect. Couple those with the NV241OR off-road transfer case and you’ll have incredible torque at your disposal to excel over tough conditions at a low, consistent speed.

Found on the Jeep Wrangler (standard), Jeep Gladiator (standard)

Command-Trac 4×4

Primed to keep you in control over slick surfaces, the Command-Trac 4×4 is here for you whether you’re just driving in the city, or exploring off-road. It features impressive rock climbing ability, and even allows you to shift from 2WD to 4WD HI at up to 72 km/h, thanks to the NV241 GII transfer case. In four-lock the transfer case results in  50/50 torque split to the front and rear axles for ultimate control. 

Found on the Jeep Wrangler (standard), Jeep Gladiator (standard)

Selec-Trac 4×4

If you need a versatile 4×4 system that stays incredibly efficient, the Selec-Trac 4×4 system is for you. This available 4×4 is highlighted by a full-time mode that switches all by itself from 2WD to 4WD depending on the conditions. 4WD is primed for the snow and ice that Red Deer is covered with in the winter time, while 2WD lets you explore trails while maintaining exceptional fuel economy.

Found on the Jeep Wrangler (available)

Quadra

Quadra-Drive II

No matter the weather or off-road traction conditions, the Quadra-Drive II system is ready to succeed. This full time system includes features like the rear electronic limited-slip differential , and a 2.72:1 low range gear. Its Selec-Terrain traction management system has settings for everything you might get into, like Snow, Sand/Mud, Rock and Sport and Auto modes. This all adds up to the most advanced Jeep 4×4 system.

Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (standard)

Quadra-Trac I

The Quadra-Trac I system is active at all times, giving you confidence even with a flurry of weather changes on your drive. It doesn’t require change from the driver, the system operates on its own and reacts to the conditions around it. The highest level of traction performance sees power transferred between 48% on the front and 52% on the rear.

Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (standard)

Quadra-Trac II

Drive with ease in any road condition, on or off, and through the most treacherous of weather with the Quadra-Trac II system. Its 2-speed low transfer case utilizes a host of sensors that look after tire slippage, providing correction immediately. When a situation like this is detected, 100% of the torque available will be sent to the axle that has the most current traction. The Selec-Trerrain traction management system is found here, for your fine-detail needs.

Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (standard)

Quadra-Trac SRT

When you need a 4×4 system to help harness the raw power of your Jeep, the Quadra-Trac SRT gets the job done. With the strongest Jeep transfer case yet, it can withstand the performance of engines like the 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 and 6.2L Supercharged V8. Featured is a huge mechanical “wet” clutch and rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential where up to 100% of traction can be sent to one wheel. The Selec-Track system has  settings for Auto, Snow, Tow, Sport and Track.

Found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (standard)

Active Drive

Active Drive I

Always ready and waiting for the unexpected, the Active Drive I system tackles all from slippery to muddy. Sensors detect wheel slippage and automatically correct by sending torque. For even more control is the Selec-Terrain traction management system with its Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud settings. Fuel efficiency is improved through the fully disconnecting axle, which only uses 4×4 utility when needed.

Found on the Jeep Cherokee (standard)

Active Drive II

Designed for supreme off-road utility wherever your adventure takes you, the Active Drive II system is ready for all. Even when doing tough work like towing a boat or climbing cliffs, the 2-speed PTU torque management and 4-Low mode still leave you with plenty of power left over. At low speeds, the system can lock the front and rear driveshafts for extra power, perfect for towing.

Found on the Jeep Cherokee (available)

Active Drive Lock

Active Drive Lock takes all of the Active Drive II features and combines it with Hill Descent Control, Selec-Speed Control and a mechanical locking rear differential for supreme performance off-road.

Found on the Jeep Cherokee (standard)

Active Drive

Easily switch between 2WD and 4WD on-the-go thanks to the Jeep Active Drive system. It’s fully automatic, a single-speed PTU 4×4 system that’s ready for snow in the winter or trail tackling in the summer. The system saves on fuel by going from its 4×4 capability to front-wheel drive when needed. The Selec-Terrain traction management system comes standard, allowing you to adjust to the conditions you’re about to face.

Found on the Jeep Compass (standard), Jeep Renegade (standard)

Active Drive Low

Included on the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system is a standard single-speed PTU for torque management, highlighting just how well equipped it is for supreme off-road handling. 4WD Low mode locks the front and rear driveshafts for that extra bit of power when towing at low speeds. Exclusive to the Trailhawk trim is the Rock mode setting on the Selec-Terrain traction management system.

Found on the Jeep Compass (standard), Jeep Renegade (standard)

It should come as no surprise that with a brand so dedicated to off-roading that there’s a plethora of 4×4 systems across our Jeep model lineup. If you need help figuring out what works best for you, and what Jeep is primed to help you best take on life in Red Deer, don’t hesitate to contact us for more! We have a deep inventory of new and used Jeeps, along with resources to help you make a decision, or just to learn more.

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