Top Off Road Vehicles in Valencia, CA

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What Are The Top Off-Road Vehicles?

Jeep Wrangler

For true off-road adventuring near Valencia, there are few vehicles on the road that can match the capabilities of the legendary Jeep Wrangler.

Every Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a Command-Trac® 4x4 System that offers Trail Rated® performance in all types of terrain. This is a manual system that requires drivers to select four-wheel drive with a separate lever. 9.7 to 10.8 inches of ground clearance, along with impressive approach angles, departure angles, and break-over angles help the Wrangler tackle larger obstacles. Skid plates help protect the underside from rocks, while large off-road tires help scramble over the toughest challenges. A manual transmission is offered, as well as an 8-speed automatic.

Combine these features with a powerful standard V-6, torque-rich turbodiesel, or snappy twin-turbo four-cylinder engine and you have some serious capability right off the factory floor.

For the ultimate off-road-ready Jeep Wrangler, check out the incredible Jeep Wrangler Rubicon:
  • Increased ground clearance (10.8 inches)
  • Massive 33-inch all-terrain tires
  • Off-road shocks
  • Locking front differential
  • Locking rear differential
  • Rock-Trac® 4x4 system with ultra-low range 4:1 low-gear ratio with rock crawl control
  • Upgraded transfer case
  • Electronically disconnecting sway bar
  • Upgraded rock rails
  • Heavy-duty Dana 44 axles
  • Tow hooks
  • Winch hookup

Drivers who want even more off-road prowess can opt for the 470 horsepower Rubicon 392 that swaps out the standard V-6 engine for a Hemi V-8 and some serious off-road kit. Although off-road SUVs like the Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner are in the same class, they don't have anywhere near the number of options or aftermarket support that the Wrangler enjoys.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Although it may look like a standard Jeep Wrangler on the outside, the 4xe is Jeep's first ever plug-in hybrid Wrangler.

All the things you know and love about the Wrangler are still here, but instead of rolling with a gas-only powertrain, the 4xe combines the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with two electric motors for 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The electric motors and onboard batteries allow the 4xe to run up to 21 miles on pure electric power. Expect similar equipment levels and trims to the standard Wrangler.

Jeep Gladiator

Jeep's Gladiator truck is their response to off-road trucks like the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Ford F-150 Raptor, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, and Nissan Frontier Pro-4X.

Built off the chassis and body of the Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator offers similar levels of off-road prowess to the Wrangler, but adds in some serious utility and towing capabilities. Hanging off the back of the Gladiator is a 5-foot bed that is large enough to carry 4x8 sheets of plywood, motorcycles, or whatever else you can throw into it. Payload capacity is a substantial 1,075 to 1,700 pounds, allowing the Gladiator to haul like a full-size truck. In addition to the large bed, the Gladiator can also tow up to 7,650 pounds, which places it ahead of many vehicles in its class.

Jeep offers the four-door Gladiator in a wide variety of trims, and the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck's best off-road trim, like the Wrangler, is the impressive Rubicon.

Engine, transmission, and interior options essentially mirror the Wrangler.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury SUV that's designed to compete with off-road premium vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Land Rover Defender, and Toyota Land Cruiser.

Completely redesigned for 2022, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers three powerful engines: a V-6, Hemi V-8, and a turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant. To put that power to the ground, the Grand Cherokee includes one of three proven 4x4 systems:
  • Quadra-Trac I®
  • Quadra-Trac II®
  • Quadra-Drive® II with an electronic limited-slip rear differential (Trailhawk® only)

For ultimate capability, opt for the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® which comes Trail Rated® right from the factory. This badge of honor signifies a vehicle's abilities in five key areas of off-road capability: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. To achieve this Trail Rated® designation, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® offers 11.8 inches of ground clearance with an off-road ready Quadra-lift air suspension, a front-facing off-road obstacle camera, off-road drive modes with hill descent control, and much more.

Jeep Cherokee

Competing with stalwarts like the Subaru Forester isn't easy, but the Jeep Cherokee is one of the best off-road vehicles on the market.

The Cherokee utilizes the full-time Jeep Active Drive 4x4 System which is always on and will automatically switch power to wheels experiencing slippage when needed. Serious off-road enthusiasts will want to check out the capable Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk® that comes with Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD and a powerful 270 horsepower V-6.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk® models also include an off-road suspension with special dampers, bumper with integrated tow hooks, low-speed crawl control, and much more.

Top Off-Road Vehicles FAQ
What makes a vehicle off-road capable?

An off-road capable vehicle must excel in five key areas: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. Jeep offers Trail Rated® vehicles that have been rigorously tested in these five key areas to earn the Trail Rated® badge.

What Does 4x4 Mean On A Jeep?

4x4 on a Jeep means that all four wheels are receiving power from the drivetrain at the same time. There may be different amounts of power going to each wheel, but all four wheels must receive power at once.

Is Diesel Or Gas Better For Off-Roading?

Since diesel engines offer better low-end torque, they're an excellent choice for off-roading. However, there are plenty of power-rich gas engines in the Jeep lineup that excel off-road. Either way, you can't really go wrong.

Do You Need 4x4 For Off-Roading?

You could off-road nearly any vehicle, but how far you get will depend on the terrain and your vehicle's capabilities. 4x4 systems ensure that you have the traction to get out of low grip situations in loose sand, dirt, or snow/ice. 4x4 equipped vehicles also ride higher off ground and include lower range gear for extra torque when off-road.

Shop Top Off-Road Vehicles Near Valencia, CA

If you're looking for the best off-road vehicles near Valencia, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Lancaster, and Simi Valley, AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Valencia has you covered. From brand new off-road vehicles to the best new and used off-road vehicles in the Valencia area, AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Valencia is your off-road authority.

Our in-house finance center will help to secure a loan or lease that fits your budget perfectly. If you're looking to trade in your Toyota or Nissan pickup truck for a true off-roader, we provide competitive trade-in values and can work it right into the deal. We're also happy to help with any off-road accessories for your new ride and provide scheduled service along the way.

Once you test drive a Jeep off-road vehicle, we know you'll be ready to hit the trail and AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Valencia is happy to make it happen.

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