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Front view of blue 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk on the beach

Drive On Any Surface with Jeep Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System

What Are the Jeep Selec-Terrain® 4×4 Driving Modes?

There is no off-roader like a Jeep. The brand’s capable four-wheel drive system lets adventurer drivers go where most SUVs fear to tread. But Jeep is aware not all terrains are equal and require the same type of traction. That’s why some of its models come equipped with the Selec-Terrain® traction management system, a technology that allows drivers to select from five different modes depending on the terrain they’re driving on. Do you want to know what are the Jeep Selec-Terrain® 4×4 driving modes and how do they work? See the breakdown below.


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How Does the Selec-Terrain® 4×4 System Work?

The Jeep Selec-Terrain® 4×4 System is an innovative feature that optimizes performance to fit the terrain around you with five driver-selectable modes. Controlled by a rotary dial in the central console, this system re-calibrates torque distribution to the front and rear wheels to improve traction, handling and performance on different surfaces.

Jeep models that can be equipped with the Jeep Selec-Terrain® traction control include the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2020 Jeep Cherokee, 2020 Jeep Compass and 2020 Jeep Renegade.

What Driving Modes Are Available?

This 4×4 system allows drivers to select between five modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock. Each setting will give you optimal throttle response and traction depending on what surface you’re driving on. Let’s get a closer look at each mode:

  • Auto: This is the default mode and it’s ideal for day-to-day driving on paved roads. In this setting, your Jeep will intuitively set the suspension and distribute torque between the wheels to ensure smoother steering, better traction and better handling.
  • Snow: When faced with snow, ice or sleet, this setting evenly distributes torque to all four wheels and sets the suspension when possible to ensure the best possible grip and prevent spinouts on slippery surfaces.
  • Sand: Driving in sandy environments can be challenging. To help prevent your Jeep from getting stuck in soft sand, this mode re-calibrates throttle management and torque distribution to mitigate wheel slip and improve traction. 
  • Mud: This setting will keep you moving forward even in the stickiest terrain. The Mud mode minimizes wheel spin on muddy trails to regain traction.
  • Rock: This terrain mode is designed to overcome challenging obstacles at low speeds. Using evenly distributed torque, Hill Descent Control and locking axles, this setting will let you crawl over rocky terrains with ease. The Rock mode is only available in Jeep 4WD Low Range.

Read more: What Are the 2020 Jeep Renegade Off Roading Capabilities?


Whether in snow, rocks, mud, sand, or a flat road, the Jeep Selec-Terrain® 4×4 driving modes will help you enjoy the best possible off-roading experience. Interested in experiencing this technology on the unexplored paths of Albany, OR? Visit our website and schedule an appointment to test drive one of the Jeep models in our inventory

A front-end photo of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator North Edition parked in the store.

Jeep adds new accessory package to help drivers defeat winter

What does the Jeep North Edition have to offer?

Jeep has been synonymous with off-road driving capability since the very beginning. As fun as it is to get a Jeep nice and muddy, there isn’t always that kind of driving available. Jeep has recognized that there are different environments that need to be conquered. So, what does the Jeep North Edition have to offer? Driving in snow and ice requires different equipment. The manufacturer has made this new accessory package available already. Customers can make an appointment with an Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram product expert today if they want to order a vehicle with the North Edition. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see. Read the rest of this entry >>

A rear right quarter photo of the 2020 Jeep Renegade.

2020 Renegade picks up pivotal safety award from the IIHS

Safety Scores for the 2020 Jeep Renegade

Jeep has really changed the game in the crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry. Just about every automaker has an example or two to offer potential buyers, but few will be able to match the safety scores for the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The 2020 Renegade has been named a Top Safety Pick by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram customers have been very pleased with the Renegade since it debuted in 2015. In addition to offering a long list of more than 70 standard and available safety or security systems. In order to get this coveted rating, the 2020 Renegade has to meet a stringent set of requirements. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Jeep Renegade fascia driver side on boulder trees in background

What are the 2020 Jeep Renegade off roading capabilities?

People that participate in off road driving know that there are some factors they need to consider when purchasing the right vehicle. They need to ensure that the vehicle has the capability to handle the conditions. The new 2020 Jeep Renegade has plenty of off roading capabilities to make it a prime choice for going off roading. So, what are these capabilities? Read on to why this model is one of the best off roading vehicles. Read the rest of this entry >>