EXPERT WINTER DRIVING WITH THE JEEP BRAND

When winter arrives, that’s when Jeep® brand enthusiasts proudly dust the snow from their Trail Rated® badge and set out in a 4×4 vehicle that’s built to perform. From off-road capability and towing, to comfort and safety and security, Jeep vehicles have you covered when you head out in even the harshest conditions. This is no time to warm yourself by the fire — let’s shake up the snow globe and head out on an adventure.

Enjoy the excitement but prepare for anything

Winter presents plenty of opportunity to roam in the snow, as well as challenges with slippery road conditions. One minute you’re on a snow-covered trail, the next you’re on an icy road. Whether you’re on an off-road adventure or navigating city streets, the capable 2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are ready to meet the challenge.

The standard Command-Trac® 4×4 system splits torque 50/50 between the front and rear axles for off-roading or for conditions where more traction is required, and the Rock-Trac® 4×4 system standard on Rubicon models helps deliver more control and more torque at the wheels to help you go virtually anywhere you point your vehicle.

In addition, standard high-efficiency fog lamps help cut through the weather, and heavy-duty, forged-steel front and single rear frame-mounted tow hooks come standard — in case you need to help a fellow motorist who’s stuck in the snow. The Mopar® Jeep roadside safety kit may come in handy on just such an occasion.

Drive with confidence on snow- and ice-covered roads

When road conditions worsen, it’s important to drive with caution. That means reducing speeds when necessary, and leaving extra space between yourself and other drivers. Once you’ve taken necessary precautions, you can drive with confidence in the legendary 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the available Selec-Terrain® traction control system, which gives you five modes to tackle weather conditions, including snow. Traction is also enhanced through the available Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® or Quadra-Drive® II 4WD systems, giving you control on slick or unclear surfaces.

Know your route and drive toward your destination

The Jeep brand knows a thing or two about maps. It comes with the territory when you make your mark going off the beaten path. When you need to find your way in blowing snow and winter weather, it helps to have a good compass — the 2016 Jeep Compass. Wherever your final destination may be, you can head out in the right direction thanks to the advanced available Radio 430N with Navigation by Garmin®. And should your exploration take you long distances, 2.0L World Engine (4×2) offers up to an EPA estimated 30 hwy mpg. This impressive performance helps the Jeep Compass attain over 400 highway miles on a full tank of gasoline,1 so you can enjoy your winter adventure even longer and reach your destination efficiently.

Safety and security are best when they come with comfort

When it comes to winter driving, nothing is more important than safety and security. That’s why the 2016 Jeep Patriot helps protect you and your family with six standard airbags.2 Further, Electronic Stability Control3 senses when you begin to over-steer or under-steer and puts you back on track, and a four-wheel Antilock Brake System helps decrease stopping distances on both dry and slippery surfaces. You’ll gain extra confidence with the Brake Assist System, which detects and applies maximum braking power during panic braking, and Electronic Roll Mitigation,3 which uses innovative motion sensors that determine when a rollover may occur and applies braking force to the correct wheel or wheels to help reduce the likelihood of such an accident.

Pack everything you need for a backwoods excursion or holiday party

Whether you’re going on an outdoor adventure like skiing in the mountains or snowshoeing in the woods, or driving long distances to celebrate the holidays with family, you’ll need room to pack all the necessary gear or gifts. Fortunately, the modern, sleek 2016 Jeep Cherokee has all the space you’ll need, with versatile 60/40 split second-row seats with fore/aft functionality. In addition, the innovative Jeep brand cargo management system adds handy hooks and a removable grocery bag holder, and the available fold-flat front-passenger seat with in-seat storage offers versatility and functionality. Once you’ve securely packed your larger equipment, the refined, covered top dash bin is perfect for keeping your smaller items like a wallet and cell phone within easy reach.

Accept a helping hand from the Jeep brand

Winter roads aren’t always the easy. That’s why the 2016 Jeep Renegade, the most capable small SUV ever,4 is equipped with Selec-Terrain® to help maximize traction on snow or in the mud, depending on where your winter adventures take you. To help you maintain full control, the available Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning System with Active Braking5 alerts you when your vehicle approaches another too rapidly and will adjust speed to help avoid a collision, and the available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning-Plus system6 measures vehicle position within lane boundaries and warns drivers when the vehicle unintentionally drifts out of the lane. When the challenges of driving in inclement weather are at hand, the Jeep Renegade is ready to assist you in the city or take you off-road.

Winter is almost here. Are you excited to head for the trails and do some grown-up playing in the snow? Visit jeep.com to discover the path to a 4×4 adventure.

1 Based on EPA estimated 30 hwy mpg and a 13.6-gallon fuel tank. Actual mileage may vary.

2 Always sit properly in designated seating positions with seat belts securely fastened at all times.

3 Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws.

4 Based on historical U.S. unibody B-SUV segment competitors as identified by Ward’s Auto Small Crossover and Small SUV segments (years 1985-2014). 4×4 capability based on Jeep B-SUV offering low-range power transfer unit (PTU) with 20:1 crawl ratio, low-range 4×4 capability.

5 The forward collision warning system is an alert system for the front of the vehicle. It is not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.

6 This system is a driver’s convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and maintain control.

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