The joys of 4x4 driving
The unique vantage point offered by a 4x4 is hardly a well-kept automotive secret. For those in possession of one, improved visibility and ample interior space are obvious benefits. Yet, such facts fail to convey the sheer enjoyment that driving a 4x4 provides – and let’s face it, isn’t that half the attraction?
For those who have opted for 4x4’s, practicality and pleasure are likely to be prioritised in equal measure. The ability to handle difficult terrain is naturally a benefit, especially considering the uncharacteristically harsh winters we’ve experienced of late, but the bigger, more robust chassis and all weather driving credentials means that owning one becomes a genuine source of pleasure and enjoyment rather than simply a way of getting from ‘a’ to ‘b’.
Of course, hopping behind the wheel of the first 4x4 you see won’t guarantee happiness. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the ideal choice for you:
Choose the right model
You should naturally create a list of preferred features and specifications and then look for models which fit neatly into this remit. Of course high levels of performance, specification, style and some creature comforts in the cabin are going to appear on your priority list, but your choice of 4x4 should be a little more targeted than this.
Those looking for a 4x4 which excels in terms of sheer physical go anywhere do anything capability may want to opt for the Jeep Wrangler. Delivering 147bhp and an impressive 460nm of torque (that’s about 339lb-ft in old money) Wrangler is ably equipped when it comes to power. Add to this the CommandTrac 4WD system which is at the heart of this formidable off-road icon and the world of 4x4 off-road adventures not to mention everyday control on the road is now securely in your hands.
Those who demand the ultimate in luxury and refinement will be drawn to the Grand Cherokee, the most luxurious Jeep ever. The latest Grand Cherokee carries on its great heritage in the 4x4 segment with one of the finest specification vs price vs off-road capability offerings available anywhere in the UK Large SUV market. Timeless exterior styling which is purposeful but sophisticated is bound to draw an admiring eye. The plethora of technological amenities is designed to satisfy every conceivable demand made by you or your passengers. Just like the brand it proud adorns on the bonnet, Grand Cherokee’s list of features really knows no bounds.
Available features include touch screen satellite navigation, a hard drive to download your entire music collection, a multitude of high power speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers to create your very own auditorium. Add to this sculpted seats which feature heated and cooled functionality (with heated rear seats) and you have arguably your own palatial oasis of tranquillity and luxury.
This is executive 4x4 driving at its very best!
So now there really is now reason to compromise. The perfect range of vehicles to complement your everyday adventure be it the urbanised landscapes and congested city roads to the open air freedom of cross-country.
The real beauty of the Jeep range is the supreme confidence and satisfaction you will realise in your everyday life knowing that your everyday journey is a breeze and when the heavens open, the same vehicle will effortlessly tackle the unexpected.