SELECT A JEEP ® 4x4 TO LEARN OFF ROAD EXPERTISE

Traction

Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4s have enough traction and capability to climb some of the toughest terrain on earth. Jeep® vehicles offer a variety of 4x4 systems to suit all kinds of off-road challenges and driving conditions. Testing includes traction on untamed, slippery roads (wet, mud, snow) and on steep grades.

Traction

comparison

Cherokee
Crawl Ratio
56.1:1 +
Grand Cherokee
Crawl Ratio
44.1:1 +
Renegade
Crawl Ratio
20:1 +
Wrangler
Crawl Ratio
73.1:1 +
Wrangler Unlimited
Crawl Ratio
73.1:1 +
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See how the Compass handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
See how the Cherokee handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
See how the Grand Cherokee handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
See how the Wrangler handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
See how the Wrangler Unlimited handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
See how the Renegade handles traction on the Rubicon Trail
Traction
capabilities of Jeep®
Trail Rated® Vehicles
Compass Fact

The Compass with available Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group features a distinctive brake traction differential that applies brake pressure (similar to having a locking differential) to initiate extra traction when needed.

Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4x4 system features a low-range with an incredible 56.1:1 crawl ratioto help you go slow for added control when off-roading + or pulling a boat out of a lake.

Grand Cherokee Fact

Grand Cherokee features a 44.1:1 crawl ratio+to help you go slow for added control when off-roading+or pulling a boat out of a lake.

Wrangler Fact

The Wrangler Rubicon has a excellent 73.1:1 crawl ratio+allowing for a controlled 0.5 mph cruise up or down the rocks.

Wrangler Unlimited Fact

The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has a 73.1:1 crawl ratio+, allowing for a controlled 0.5 mph cruise up or down the rocks.

Renegade Fact

The Jeep® Active Drive 4x4 system features a low-range with a single-speed power transfer unit and 20:1 crawl ratio to help you go slow for added control when off-roading + or pulling a boat out of a lake.

Water Fording+

Don't let a little H20 get in your way. Your Trail Rated® Jeep® 4x4 vehicle features additional electrical and body sealing along with a high air intake to help you to navigate streams and flooded underpasses that stop others cold.

Water Fording

Comparison

Cherokee
Water Depth
Up to 18.9" +
Grand Cherokee
Water Depth
Up to 22.5" +
Renegade
Water Depth
Up to 20" +
Wrangler
Water Depth
Up to 20" +
Wrangler Unlimited
Water Depth
Up to 20" +
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Compass goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Cherokee goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Grand Cherokee goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler Unlimited goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Renegade goes water fording on
the Rubicon Trail
Water Fording
capabilities of Jeep®
Trail Rated® Vehicles
Compass Fact

The Jeep® Compass can confidently ford through 19 inches of water.+

Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Cherokee can confidently ford through 20 inches of water.+

Grand Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee can confidently ford through 20 inches of water.+

Wrangler Fact

The Jeep® Wrangler has excellent water fording capability+ and can confidently ford through 30 inches of water at 5 mph or less.

Wrangler Unlimited Fact

The Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited has excellent water fording capability+ and can ford confidently in up to 30 inches of water at 5 mph or less.

Renegade Fact

The Jeep® Renegade can boldly ford through 20 inches of water. +

Maneuverability
comparison

Cherokee
Wheelbase
106.2"
Overall Length
182.0"
Turning Radius
26.8'
Grand Cherokee
Wheelbase
114.8"
Overall Length
189.8"
Turning Radius
18.5'
Renegade
Wheelbase
101.2"
Overall Length
166.6"
Turning Radius
17.7'
Wrangler
Wheelbase
95.4"
Overall Length
187.0"
Turning Radius
17.3'
Wrangler Unlimited
Wheelbase
116.0"
Overall Length
187.0"
Turning Radius
20.4'
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Compass Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Cherokee Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Grand Cherokee Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Wrangler Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Wrangler Unlimited Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Renegade Maneuvers its way through the Treacherous
Rubicon Trail
Maneuverability
capabilities of Jeep®
Trail Rated® Vehicles
Compass Fact

The Jeep® Compass features a 24.5 ft. trail-ready turning radius that is perfect for tight parking lots.

Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Cherokee has a nimble 26.8 ft. turning radius, giving you control on the trail or down tight streets.

Grand Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee features an 18.5 ft. turning radius and variable-ratio steering that enables you to take tight turns with less effort.

Wrangler Fact

The Jeep® Wrangler has a nimble 16.3 ft. turning radius that is ideal for parallel parking between two boulders or navigating around a tree when off-roading +

Wrangler Unlimited Fact

The Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited has a notable 18.5 ft. turning radius that is ideal for navigating tight quarters off-road or in the back streets in urban settings.

Renegade Fact

The Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® has a nimble 17.7 foot turning radius, giving you control on the trail or down tight streets.

Articulation

Keeping the rubber on the trail helps keep you moving. Good articulation allows a wheel to stay on the ground longer for maximum available traction when one or more of the other wheels are elevated while going over obstacles. Suspensions help enhance off-road performance by maximizing flexibility, axle articulation and wheel travel.

Articulation

comparison

Cherokee
Ramp Travel Index
N/A
Grand Cherokee
Ramp Travel Index
N/A
Renegade
Ramp Travel Index
N/A
Wrangler
Ramp Travel Index
638 +
w/ sway bar
connected

822 +
w/ sway bar
disconnected
Wrangler Unlimited
Ramp Travel Index
540 +
w/ sway bar
connected

644 +
w/ sway bar
disconnected
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Compass manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Cherokee manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Grand Cherokee manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler Unlimited manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Renegade manage articulation on the Rubicon Trail
Articulation
capabilities of Jeep®
Trail Rated® Vehicles
Compass Fact

To help maintain traction with terra firma the Compass features 6.6 inches of front and 7.8 inches of rear wheel articulation.

Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Cherokee handles uneven or rocky terrain with a front suspension providing 6.7 inches of travel and a rear suspension providing up to 7.8 inches of travel for better articulation. The added flex is especially useful when you hit a pothole on the road to help you maintain control.

Grand Cherokee Fact

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee features impressive suspension travel and flexibility thanks to 8.7 inches of front and 10.2 inches of rear wheel travel.

Wrangler Fact

Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon features an electronic sway bar disconnect that allows a front wheel to drop up to 22 percent further than in a standard configuration.

Wrangler Unlimited Fact

Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon features an electronic sway bar disconnect that allows a front wheel to drop up to 25 percent further than in a standard configuration.

Renegade Fact

The Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® handles uneven or rocky terrain with a front suspension providing 6.2 inches of travel and a rear suspension providing up to 7.5 inches of travel for better articulation. The added flex is especially useful when you hit a pothole on the road to help you maintain control.

Ground Clearance

Why prove that Jeep® 4x4s can climb over obscenely large obstacles? Because one day when you need that capability, you'll know you have it. Jeep® 4x4s are tested for their ability to drive over obstacles such as logs, or whatever else happens to be in your path. Testing criteria includes ground clearance, approach, departure, breakover angles and more.

ground clearance

comparison

Cherokee
Ground Clearance (running)
8.7" +
Approach Angle
18.9° +
Breakover Angle
19.5° +
Departure Angle
25.0° +
Grand Cherokee
Ground Clearance (running)
10.3" +
Approach Angle
36.1° +
Breakover Angle
22.7° +
Departure Angle
27.0° +
Renegade
Ground Clearance (running)
8.7" +
Approach Angle
30.5° +
Breakover Angle
25.7° +
Departure Angle
34.3° +
Wrangler
Ground Clearance (running)
8.9" +
Approach Angle
42.2° +
Breakover Angle
25.8° +
Departure Angle
32.1° +
Wrangler Unlimited
Ground Clearance (running)
8.9" +
Approach Angle
42.1° +
Breakover Angle
21° +
Departure Angle
32.1° +
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Compass puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Cherokee puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Grand Cherokee puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Wrangler Unlimited puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Renegade puts ground clearance to work on
the Rubicon Trail
Ground Clearance
capabilities of Jeep®
Trail Rated® Vehicles
Compass Fact

The Trail Rated® Compass with available Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group has a running ground clearance of 9.1 inches — that's comparable to a Wrangler Sport 4x4.

Cherokee Fact

The Trail Rated® Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk® has a running ground clearance of 8.7 inches so it can climb over rocks, stumps and possibly the odd parking block.

Grand Cherokee Fact

The available Quadra-Lift® air suspension system offers a maximum ground clearance of up to 11.3 inches — that's 1.3 inches higher than the mighty Wrangler Rubicon.

Wrangler Fact

Just point it and go. Jeep® Wrangler offers Best-in-Class Ground Clearance+ with the mighty Rubicon model.

Wrangler Unlimited Fact

Just thought you would like to know. Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon offers Best-in-Class Ground Clearance+ with 10.1 inches of running ground clearance.

Renegade Fact

The Trail Rated® Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® has a running ground clearance of 8.7 inches so it can climb over rocks, stumps and loose debris on the trail.