It’s April 4 and if you own or love the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, or any Jeep Wrangler, today is better known as 4×4 Day.
Since it is the fourth day of the fourth month of the year, it is a perfect opportunity to highlight the off-road capabilities of the latest generation of the iconic vehicle.
The off-road capability of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is delivered through two advanced 4×4 systems, and for the first time in Wrangler’s history, a two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that is available on Sahara models.
This new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it, while constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels.
The Command-Trac 4×4 system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and next-generation solid Dana front and rear axles with a 3.45 rear axle ratio.
On Wrangler Rubicon, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system features heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.
Wrangler Rubicon models also offer improved articulation and total suspension travel versus the previous generation with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Wrangler Rubicon has an impressive and improved crawl ratio of 84.2:1, and 77.2:1 on Rubicon models equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission – both of which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy.
Both Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.
An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler is powered by three different engines, including:
- The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology, rated a best in class with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission
- The FCA US 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and now featuring Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment
- A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, which will be available starting in 2019. Wrangler 4-door models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with ESS standard
To learn more about the capabilities of the all-new Wrangler, visit the Jeep website. But do so after celebrating 4×4 Day.