Pretty much any type of vehicle is fine for getting around town, but when you want to get off the pavement, not any car will do. In this case, you need a rugged model designed to take a pounding, which is why you’ll want to look for a Jeep® SUV for sale.
While front-wheel drive is standard with the Jeep Cherokee, it can come with one of three four-wheel-drive systems. Active Drive I has automatic four-wheel engagement, while Active Drive II has low-range gearing and hill descent control. The best off-roading trim is the Trailhawk, which comes with a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, and low-speed crawl control. It also has a rear skid plate and a Rock driving mode.
Of course, you’ll want to ensure you’re well-equipped for your adventures. Equip the Jeep Cherokee with towing features like a hitch receiver, a wiring harness, and revised gear ratios, and it can tow up to 4,500 lb.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes with front-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available. It, too, can be very well-equipped to tackle very rough terrain. You can get yours with a limited-slip differential, skid plates, and an integrated off-road camera. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 7,500 lb.
Perhaps the best off-roader of the bunch, the Jeep Wrangler comes standard with four-wheel drive, low-range gearing, and skid plates. You can get 33-inch all-terrain tires, locking front and rear differentials, and steel bumpers. As for towing, the four-door model will let you tow up to 3,500 lb.
Ready for your next adventure? If you’d like to take any of these models out for a test drive to get a feel for what they can do off-road, visit Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.