What are the Differences Between the Jeep Wrangler & Gladiator’s 4×4 Systems?


Jeep Wrangler & Gladiator 4x4 Systems Overview in Devon, AB

Depending on the specific 2023 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator mode you choose, your vehicle will come equipped with one of three available 4x4 systems. Full- and part-time variants of the Rock-Trac®, Command-Trac® and Selec-Trac® 4x4 system are available on the 2023 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator models. Continue reading below as our team here at Devon Chrysler explores the differences between each system.

Rock-Trac® 4x4

Rock-Trac® 4x4

Part-Time 4x4 System

Standard on Wrangler and Gladiator Rubicon® models, this heavy-duty part-time 4x4 system uses Jeep’s Tru-Lok® electronic differentials, brake lock differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect to make light work of even the toughest terrain.

Full-Time 4x4 System

The Full-time Rock-Trac® 4x4 system uses an active transfer case Available on Rubicon® and standard on Rubicon® 4xe models.

Command-Trac® 4x4

This part-time, shift-on-the-fly system boasts a 2.72:1 low range for rock climbing, and when in four-lock, the transfer case is able to deliver a 50/50 torque-split between the front & rear axles. Standard Wrangler Sport and Sahara® models, as well as the Gladiator Sport S, Willys, Overland®, High Altitude & Mojave models.

Command-Trac® 4x4
Selec-Trac® 4x4

Selec-Trac® 4x4

This advanced full-time 4x4 system takes all the guesswork out of 4x4 driving as it automatically switches from 2WD to 4WD depending on current road conditions to deliver the optimal levels of traction. Standard on the Wrangler Rubicon® 392 , Sahara 4xe and available on the Gladiator Sport S, Overland® & Mojave.

When to Use
Low-Range High-Range
  • 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.