Why Is Low-Range Gearing Good for Off-Roading?

By Product Expert | Posted in Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Wrangler on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 9:22 pm

There are Jeep vehicles on the road with very impressive low-range gearing, including most models of the Trail Rated Trailhawk trim. And all Jeep models are available with a choice of four-wheel-drive systems that offer gearing and performance calibrated to unique driver needs. Buy why is low-range gearing good for off-roading? In very simple language, being able to place a vehicle in a low range gear lets you move very slowly with a lot of power. This can help models like the Jeep Wrangler climb straight up an obstacle that would stall out other vehicles.

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What is the best off-road crawl ratio on a Jeep?

All new Jeeps are available with different crawl ratios. We have a list below of the crawl ratios available with the Trailhawk models of these new Jeep models. Your off-roading needs may vary.

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler – 84.2: 1 crawl ratio
  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee – 51.2: 1 crawl ratio
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee – 44.1: 1 crawl ratio
  • 2018 Jeep Compass – 20: 1 crawl ratio
  • 2018 Jeep Renegade – 20: 1 crawl ratio

2017 Jeep Renegade vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler Ground Clearance

Explore Approach, Breakover, and Departure Angles

When you are tackling off-road adventures, it is important not just to have features like underbody skid plates and all-terrain tires, but also to know what kind of approach, breakover, and departure angles you can expect, and how many inches of ground clearance you have available. Jeep vehicles traditionally have excellent ground clearance numbers and off-roading angles. Check out this blog post to see our graph showing 2017 Jeep Renegade vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler ground clearance, approach angles, breakover angles and departure angles.

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Other Off-Roading Features on the Trailhawk Trim

Most new Jeep models are available in a Trailhawk trim that offers the kind of off-road capability and confidence that can blow other SUVs out of the water (or, rather, handle water fording that would drown many other SUVs). Other attractive features that adventurous drivers can enjoy on a Jeep Trailhawk model include standard 4×4 drive, skid plates, tow hooks, unique badging, an off-road tuned suspension, and the more advanced 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system.

If you would like to know more about Jeep off-roading or the Trailhawk trim in central Minnesota, contact a member of Fury Motors Stillwater’s team today.

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