[Montreal, QC Canada] What are the differences between a rear-wheel based AWD and front-wheel based AWD systems? This is the question this Part 2 of the snow track review is trying to answer. Please also take a look at the Part 1 of this test. The test vehicle is the all-new Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. It uses a Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system that powers the front wheels when cruising on dry pavement and is also able to transfer the power back when required.
It has a terrain management system with selection between Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock. You can leave the system in Auto mode and let it determine how to gain the most traction. However, you can also choose the specialized setting to suit the environment and your mood. Take a look at the video to see what mean by “suit your mood”. Of course, the Trailhawk model also allows you to lock the differential and go into 4WD low gear for slow speed off-roading.
Watch this test track video to find out all the details.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.