Jeep’s 4×4 Basics

4×4 Basics | Taking You Off Road


A Jeep is the vehicle you want to be driving to take you to the end of the road and beyond. With multiple options in 4×4 systems, it doesn’t matter whether you are traveling down steep riverbeds or headed up into the mountains, Jeep will get you there.

Each model that includes a 4×4 system comes with it as standard. As well, there are many available features to improve your vehicle’s performance, each of which have their own characteristics.

Standard on the Compass 4×4 and Patriot 4×4 is the Freedom-Drive I 4WD with the option to upgrade to Freedom-Drive II 4WD. Both systems work in either high or low range and are designed to be operated only when in demand. Freedom-Drive II is ideal for off-road, especially if you are traveling steep grades or will be climbing over rocks and logs.


The Quadra-Trac I and II 4WD are two other systems that you can find on the Grand Cherokee Laredo. The Quadra-Trac II is also standard on the Limited and Overland. While both systems are designed for high range driving, the Quadra-Trac II is equipped with low range and neutral. Another option that is available on the Grand Cherokee Overland is the Quadra-Drive I 4WD. It can handle almost any situation and is useful in both high and low range.

An option on all Liberty models, the Selec-Trac II 4WD is an on-demand system that can handle steep grades or anywhere that traction is limited. It works in both high and low range and can detect slippage of your wheels.

Get the Command-Trac I 4WD if you buy a Wrangler Sport or Unlimited Sport or the Wrangler Sahara or Unlimited Sahara. It is ideal for crawling over rocks or towing on flat ground. It works with both high and low range.

Standard on the Wrangler Rubicon and Unlimited Rubicon, the Rock-Trac 4WD is ready for anything. It can handle inclines and big obstacles for an adventurous ride.

With one of the 4×4 systems on your vehicle, there is nowhere you can’t go. Keep on going even when the road stops with the perfect Jeep vehicle. Price right, right upfront, stop by Sherwood Dodge and let us help you get ready for your next adventure.

Scott Held
Sherwood Dodge