What Are Some Technical Specifications to Be Aware of If You Own a Jeep?


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The powertrain and engine specifications are two types of technical information Jeep owners should be aware of. Powertrain determines whether or not the vehicle is fit for off-road conditions, and the engine determines the performance of the vehicle.

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Powertrain refers to the wheels that receive the power that the engine produces. As such, a four-wheel drive powertrain indicates that all four wheels help move the vehicle when driving. The powertrain is crucial for off-road conditions as front-wheel and rear-wheel drive vehicles often get stuck in soft surfaces, such as dirt and sand. The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport RHD and the 2015 Jeep Latitude 4x4 are two Jeep models suitable for off-road driving.

Jeep owners must also be aware of the engines their cars run on. A more powerful engine allows the vehicle to overcome greater obstacles, accelerate faster and reach greater speeds. Jeep often offers more powerful engines at higher prices. For instance, although a 2-liter engine produces up to 158 horsepower comes standard with the 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport, it is possible to upgrade to a 2.4-liter engine that can produce 172 horsepower and greater performance.

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