The 2019 Jeep Cherokee highlights a choice of three innovative 4x4 systems that have been enhanced for unmatched 4x4 capability for all weather conditions. Jeep Cherokee maintains its place as the benchmark mid-size SUV with rear-axle disconnect technology that results in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed, while improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.

Jeep Active Drive I
Available on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models, Jeep Active Drive I features an all-new design for Cherokee. Jeep engineers set out to reduce weight and enhance efficiency of the next-generation rear drive module (RDM), which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The result of this new state-of-the-art technology is reduced weight of nearly 17 lbs., and a reduction of low-speed system drag torque by 50 percent, which improves fuel savings. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events, and improves during both understeer and oversteer conditions.

Jeep Active Drive II
Available on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models, the recalibrated Jeep Active Drive II includes a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) with torque management and low range. The 4-Low mode locks the front and rear driveshafts for low-speed power or towing. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction that allows for enhanced climbing ability, as well outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee with Jeep Active Drive II gives the off-road adventurer a ride height increase of one inch, a crawl ratio of 51:2:1 when powered by the 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, and a crawl ratio of 48.3:1 when powered by the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. Also, the system has a Neutral state that allows for flat-towing with all four wheels on the ground.

Jeep Active Drive Lock
Jeep Active Drive Lock includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive II and adds a locking rear differential for superior low-speed traction for severe off-road conditions. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.

All 4x4 systems feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Five customized settings are offered: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. Through the use of algorithms that enable unsurpassed control and capability, Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain, providing enhanced vehicle control including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, electronic stability control (ESC), transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).

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    • Mark M-K
      Mark M-K

      Soooo....yah, 4 wheel low is NOT for towing a boar or trailer. I challenge anyone to hook up a trailer, switch to 4-lo and go for a nice long drive. Let me know if you’ve still got a functioning vehicle when it’s all said and done. Hell, let me know if you even made it at all.

      about 20 days ago
    • Drone Scene
      Drone Scene

      Towing a boat in 4 low?! At what speed?

      about 2 months ago
    • Google User
      Google User

      In low range, power is locked at 50\50 split for best traction

      about 8 months ago
    • Google User
      Google User

      Not "explained" very well at all.
      .. ....
      Active Drive 1 has auto mode, snow mode, sport mode, and sand\mud mode.
      Auto mode simply allows the computer and the numerous sensors to determine what is best for traction.
      Snow mode produces a 60\40 front bias and second gear start
      Sport mode disables traction control, and has more aggresssive shift points while using a 40\60 rear bias.
      Sand\mud mode has 50\50 split and disables most of the nanny features so you can create wheel spin when needed.
      Active Drive 2 is identical with the addition of rock mode, snd low range.
      Active Drive 2 lock adds a rear locker.
      The Jeep Active Drive system is currently the best AWD
      system on the market.

      about 8 months ago
    • New Jargon
      New Jargon In reply to Google User

      Thank you

      about 4 months ago
    • Wellington Sanchez
      Wellington Sanchez

      amo este auto

      about 9 months ago
    • Darren Sculuca
      Darren Sculuca

      and then once again you confuse peeps with the different drive modes sand mud and snow is with regular modes with cheerokee the lock mode goes with ONLY with the trail hawk which has locking low mode ..only trail hawk has lock mode..period..get ti right and the price for trail hawk gets expensive like above or almost $41.000 or better.

      about 11 months ago
    • George L
      George L

      Not an explanation of the systems nor of their capabilities PLUS the wrong explanation on the Active Drive I because it senses the FRONT wheel slippage, not rear wheel. What are the maximum torque splits? How many sensors are there? Is there torque vectoring? Does the traction control system play into the system's capability? Nothing. Useless!

      about 1 year ago
    • Kenneth Curtis
      Kenneth Curtis In reply to George L

      He's not talking to rocket scienetologists.... Number of sensors? Torque vectoring? Hop into your F16 if you want that information.

      about 10 months ago