When you see so many Jeeps, day after day at trail events, at the beach, or off in the woods, you probably think that all Jeeps are four-wheel drive. That’s just the way it is, and probably the way it’s always been...
When you see so many Jeeps, day after day at trail events, at the beach, or off in the woods, you probably think that all Jeeps are four-wheel drive. That’s just the way it is, and probably the way it’s always been.
However, Jeeps are available in 2WD (or, RWD technically). In fact, almost every Jeep ever offered has had the option of being ordered from the factory with 2WD. Do many people go for that option? Probably not. But depending on where you live, you may not need 4WD. You also might be trying to get better fuel mileage or save some money at the dealership, and 2WD can definitely help with those.
Jeeps, especially the Wranglers, are one of the most popular vehicles. They’re versatile, they look good, and they’re just the right size whether you're single or have a family. But even if you go for the Grand Cherokee, you still may not need 4WD. So Jeep does offer 2WD for those who are not likely to ever trail but probably just want the luxury of large SUV.
Even as early as the late 1940s and early 1950s, Jeeps could be ordered with 2WD. Back then, the Jeep family was growing, but some new owners just didn’t need a 4WD vehicle. Going with a 2WD setup made the Jeeps more affordable for the public.
Even today on modern Jeeps, all the models can be ordered with 2WD. As previously stated, this makes a Jeep more affordable, and perfectly fine for city driving. If you thought you couldn't afford a new Jeep or didn't want to have 4WD, you may want to take a close look at that option.
After all, you’re still going to get Jeep Waves, and you’ll still be part of the Jeep family.