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.


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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