Your Jeep Wrangler Wants to Experience Driving in the Winter

January 18th, 2017 by

Jeep Wrangler Off-road in the snow

Florida has the beach, sun and awesome weather year-round. However, Florida’s clan of Jeep Wranglers may be missing out on something — mountains, inclines and the challenging yet fun conditions that winter brings! So why not head to the Smokey Mountains and give your Jeep Wrangler a break from all of the sand? The driving conditions will be different and the temperature might be cold, but your Wrangler will thrive under the wintry conditions.

Engine/Performance

The Jeep Wrangler’s standard 3.6-liter V6 engine is powerful enough to trek through even the toughest of terrains, like a snowy mountain. The engine produces up to 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty of power and torque to power your Wrangler up or down a mountain, even in the winter.

4×4 Drivetrain

The engine isn’t the only reason the Jeep Wrangler can handle winter mountains. All Jeep Wranglers have a 4×4 drivetrain. That makes the Wrangler one of the only SUVs on the market that comes standard with 4×4.

Off-Road Equipment

The off-road equipment that comes standard on the Wrangler further enhances the vehicle’s 4X4 capability. Standard off-road equipment includes a fuel tank skid plate, a rear stabilizer bar, transfer case skid plate, two-front tow hooks and one-rear tow hook in case of getting stuck, and 16-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear brand tires.

If you are looking to really experience the toughest of mountains for more experienced rides, the Wrangler Rubicon comes with even more off-road features. Some of the standard off-road features on the Wrangler Rubicon include 17-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires, a matching spare wheel just in case, rock rails, trailer sway damping, all-weather floor mats are optional.

Off-road systems

Another reason the Jeep Wrangler loves winter mountains and can handle the conditions of winter mountains is the standard off-road systems and safety features. The off-road system on the Wrangler Sport, Sport S, and Sahara trims is the Command-Trac 4X4 system. This system gives drivers control to distribute the right amount of traction to two wheels or all four wheels.The system is a shift-on-fly system that provides a low range for rock crawling and neutral for flat towing.

The Wrangler Rubicon and Rubicon Hard Rock are a bit more prepared for any off-road or rough terrain situation, especially mountain crawling in expert or high-risk places. All Rubicon trims come with the Rock-Trac 4X4 system. This system allows for off-roading even in the most extreme rock crawling situations. The system features a transfer case with a 4:1 low gear ratio, a Tru-Lok electric braking system, and a electronic disconnect sway bar. Additionally, all Wrangler models, including the base model, come with hill-start assist, a feature that helps drivers keep the car going forward on an include.

Need a Jeep Wrangler to road trip to the mountains? We have plenty to choose from, including the all-mighty Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Check out our entire inventory of Jeep Wranglers at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep here.

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