Enjoy Excellent Capability in Our AWD and 4WD Vehicles

If you're looking for a vehicle that can provide an excellent drive all year round, through all kinds of unpredictable New England weather, then an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle could be just what you need. These vehicles can provide additional traction and stability to help you stay in control in all kinds of conditions, so you can enjoy a safe drive with great performance no matter what the weather looks like. We have a number of AWD and 4WD vehicles available here at Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we would be happy to help you find the one that's right for you. The first question you need to ask is which system is right for you: AWD or 4WD?

All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive systems provide power to all the wheels at once. These systems are great for taking on slippery conditions and mild off-roading. With an AWD system, you can tackle icy roads, snow, mud sand and dirt or gravel roads. These vehicles can help you stay in control in a variety of different conditions, so you can stay prepared for just about anything.

Four-Wheel Drive

Four-wheel drive systems are similar to AWD systems in that they provide power to all the wheels; however, 4WD is better suited to more extreme conditions and rougher terrain. A 4WD vehicle can help you take on dicey terrain, steep inclines, rough roads and more while maintaining traction and keeping you in control. Many 4WD systems can switch between 4WD and 2WD as needed. If you enjoy off-rod driving, then a 4WD vehicle is for you.

What Are My AWD & 4WD Options in the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Model Line-Up

AWD and 4WD Jeep Brand Models

Jeep brand models are known for their impressive capabilities and adventurous attitudes. These great capabilities are made possible by the variety of different AWD and 4WD systems that are available in most Jeep brand models.

When you choose a Jeep brand model, you have the option to choose from an impressive number of different 4x4 systems. This allows you to choose the kind of capabilities you want your vehicle to have, so you can stay ready for whatever kind of adventure you choose:

Jeep brand 4WD systems

  • Command-Trac 4x4: This system is versatile and can provide great capabilities in the most extreme conditions and terrain, so you can take your vehicle anywhere. Available on Jeep Wrangler JL and Wrangler JL Unlimited.
  • Rock-Trac: This system uses features like locking differentials and sway bar disconnect to provide excellent performance. Available on Jeep Wrangler JL and Wrangler JL Unlimited.
  • Quadra-Drive II 4x4 & Rear ELSD: You can choose from 5 different operating modes to match your vehicle's performance to the current terrain and conditions. Available on Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • Quadra-Trac SRT 4x4: Suited for more power and harsher conditions, this system is ready for your tougher adventures. Available in Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Jeep Trackhawk
  • Quadra-Trac II 4x4: This system allows delivery of maximum torque, while allowing you to choose from a number of different modes for optimal performance in testy off-road conditions. Available on Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep brand AWD systems

  • Quadra-Trac I 4x4: With this system, you can take on some moderate off-roading. Available on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
  • Active Drive: This AWD system allows you to select the driving mode that best suits your current needs for optimal control. Available on Jeep Renegade and Cherokee.
  • Active Drive II: This version of the Active Drive system adds a low range and neutral mode. Available on the Jeep Renegade and Cherokee.
  • Active Drive Lock: This system includes all features of the Active Drive II system, but adds a mechanical rear axle lock and a special traction management mode for rocky terrain. Available on the Cherokee Trailhawk.


 Chrysler offers an advanced all-wheel drive system in certain models. It adjusts the powertrain controls and engages the Electronic Stability Control system in response to the weather conditions, your driving style and the surface of the road. This system provides optimal traction and performance for the current conditions so you can enjoy a great ride in all kinds of conditions.

Which Chrysler vehicles offer AWD?

  • Chrysler 300


Select Dodge vehicles offer an all-wheel drive system that provides excellent control in a variety of conditions for optimal performance at all times. In some models, this system switched from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive seamlessly and automatically; it uses an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect system to help you gain steady control for excellent handling. In other vehicles, the AWD system transfers power from the front wheels the to the wheels with the best traction to help you stay in control on slippery surfaces.

Which Dodge vehicles offer AWD?


 Many Ram vehicles offer a four-wheel drive system to help you enjoy excellent performance while towing and hauling heavy loads and while taking on rougher roads. These 4x4 systems engage when you need to gain a better grip on the road, and they help provide a controlled and stable ride.

Which Ram vehicles offer 4WD?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between AWD and 4WD? A four-wheel drive system switches from 2WD to 4WD only as needed, and engages all the wheels at the same time, providing optimal performance for off-roading. An AWD system is always engaged, and can respond automatically to changes in road conditions.
  • Are AWD and 4WD vehicles really worth it? If you want a vehicle that can quickly adapt to changing conditions and keep you in control even in bad weather, then an AWD or 4WD vehicle is a good option for you. In New England, where weather can be unpredictable, we think these systems are especially useful.
  • Do I need to rotate my tires more often on an AWD or 4WD vehicle? That really depends on the vehicle you choose. Some manufacturers recommend rotating AWD and 4WD vehicles' tires twice a year, but you should check your owner's manual to learn about the recommendations for your particular model.
  • How do I find the AWD or 4WD vehicle that's right for me? You are welcome to take a look at our online inventory to see the models we have available, and you can come in to our dealership for test drives. You can also ask our staff for assistance and recommendations in finding the model that's right for you.

If you're interested in learning more about our AWD and 4WD vehicles, come on over to our Fairfield, CT dealership. We would be happy to answer your questions and arrange a test drive for you in any vehicle you might be interested in so you can see for yourself what that vehicle can do.