What are the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Different 4×4 Systems?

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Systems Overview in Devon, AB

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a premium SUV that delivers on style, technology and practicality. Featuring three distinct four-wheel drive systems, the 2024 Grand Cherokee lives up to the Jeep brand’s legendary off-road capabilities. Continue reading below as our team here at Devon Chrysler explores each of these 4x4 systems, highlighting the key differences between them, as well as the impressive capabilities of each system.

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Quadra-Trac I® 4x4

Working in tandem with the 2024 Grand Cherokee’s standard brake lock differential and 4-wheel brake traction control system, the Quadra-Trac I® 4x4 system uses an active transfer case to deliver optimal traction in a variety of road conditions. Automatically detecting wheel slippage, this system can send as much as 100% of the vehicle’s available torque to the front or rear axle. 

Standard on: Laredo, Altitude and Limited.

Quadra-Trac II® 4x4

A more off-road oriented four-wheel drive system, Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system features an active 2-speed low transfer case that uses sensors to detect wheel slippage, as well as an active 4-low torque control system 2.72:1 gear ratio. Similar to its Quadra-Trac I® counterpart, this system can send up to 100% of the vehicle’s available torque to the axle that requires the most traction.

Standard on: 4xe and Overland®

Quadra-Drive II® 4x4

Reserved for upper-trim 2024 Grand Cherokee models, the Quadra-Drive II® 4x4 system is the most advanced 4WD system available. Featuring an electronic rear limited-slip differential, a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, as well as Jeep’s Selec-Terrain® Traction Control Management system, the Quadra-Drive II® 4x4 system delivers Jeep’s legendary capability in both on- and off-road conditions. 

Available on: Overland®

Standard on: Trailhawk® 4xe, Summit & Summit Reserve

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When to Use
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  • Ideal for low-speed driving situations that require additional torque (i.e. towing a boat out of the water)
  • Effective on all types of road conditions (i.e. snow, sand, gravel, wet pavement etc.)

Interested in checking out these advanced Jeep 4x4 systems for yourself? Stop by Devon Chrysler, your local Alberta Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealer, and speak with one of our Jeep Product Specialists about getting an in-person tour of these available Jeep 4x4 systems.