What’s the Jeep model with the best 4×4?

All the jeeps have 4×4, but which one TRULY has the strongest 4×4 power?


8 Responses to What’s the Jeep model with the best 4×4?

  1. Nathan F August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Well, are you looking for new Jeeps? Old Jeeps? You won’t beat some of the older CJ series Jeeps. Do you want a stock vehicle? If you’re looking for a brand new Jeep, the Rubicon is the best. Honestly, I doubt you can find a stock vehicle with more overall off-road prowess. If you just want pure power, the new Grand Cherokees with the Hemi would be great, or even the diesel models. The diesel will give you tons more torque. It depends what you mean by power.

  2. Beau A August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    One of the older Jeep Wranglers with the 4.2 I6 258 engines are one of the more torque engines. Or another one would be a Wrangler with a 5.7 V8 350 engine.

  3. G T August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    The Rubicon is the only vehicle that has true four wheel drive using an air locker system.

  4. Seahorse August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    The Wrangler is best

  5. tcfoos August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    My 1950 Willys goes right around the newer higher powered Jeeps. It only has 34 horsepower out of the flathead 4 clyd., but is geared very low and when the high powered models are spinning out I can just putt around them. Wheel spin is the enemy of the off roader.

  6. Mike S August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    My preference is the Jeep Cherokee. It is extremely versatile and the longer wheel base compared to the Wrangler helps to get it over many obstacles. I notice that most highly modified Wranglers have the wheel base extended to about the same as the Cherokee.



  7. oliver_a2002 August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    All of the Wranglers or it predecessors (CJ’s, MB’s) are excellent off roaders, also all 4X4 Cherokees and Wagoneers.

  8. Mike August 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    I know most ppl will disagree and give me thumbs down, but HEAR ME OUT. First off, I am a Jeeper, having a ’99 Grand Cherokee Laredo and a ’99 Wrangler Sport. Both have the iconic 4.0L I-6, and both of course have 4WD. I agree the Rubicon has the best 4×4 system, but when it comes to the earlier models (except the CJs), I much rather prefer the Grand Cherokee’s 4×4. Why? The Wrangler’s system only has 2HI, 4HI, and 4LO. You can’t use either 4wd gears on dry pavement. When off-roading, I usually use 4HI since I don’t do any hardcore stuff, however both 4HI and 4LO spin all 4 wheels at the same time, unless you have lockers, which I don’t. So if I got 1 wheel stuck completely in mud, when I accelerate, that wheel spins as fast as the others even though it has no need. The Grand Cherokee hoewever, (Laredo, NOT Limited) has the same options as the Wrangler, (4HI is called 4 Part Time), but it also has 4 Full Time which is one of the best out there, in my opinion. This is the system you can use on dry pavement, if you wish, but here’s the best part. If I’m back in that situation with 1 wheel stuck in mud, that one will spin slowly or not at all, while the torque is transfered to the other 3. All 4 wheels can spin at different speeds w/ different amount of torque, no lockers needed. I much rather prefer the Wrangler overall, especially in off-roading, but a 4 Full Time option in the Wrangler would definitly help.