Driving a Jeep Wrangler JK in Ice/ Snow – How Does it Handle?

Jeep Wranglers are known for their off- road capabilities. In addition to handling mud, dirt, and sand, Wranglers also do a great job of making their way through snow and ice. Within this article I will discuss how my stock Jeep Wrangler JK handles driving in snow and ice. 

Driving the Jeep Wrangler JK in Snow

Although I am from the southeastern United States my Jeep Wrangler has had its fair share of snow and ice. One day I was making my way to Boone, NC for a ski trip with my friends trying to beat the snow that was forecasted for the next day. Of course the snow came faster than expected and we were able to test out the Jeep in the snow. While we were still about two hours outside of our destination, the roads had become completely covered in snow and ice and cars were sliding all over the road. I held off on using the four wheel drive as long as I could. Surprisingly the Jeep made it almost the whole way to the cabin without losing traction. The Jeep had no trouble with the inclines and snow on the roads. We saw other cars mostly trucks sliding off the sides of the roads and having trouble making it up the mountain but we made it no problem. We did however have to put the Jeep in four wheel drive to get up the cabin driveway which is about a 12% to 15% grade. In my opinion the Jeep Wrangler is one of the best vehicles out there, if not the best, for driving in snowy conditions.

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All in all the Jeep handled the snow and ice with flying colors. It is nice knowing that if I ever find myself in a snow and ice, my Jeep will be able to get me where I need to go.

Comment below any stories you have about driving your Jeep Wrangler in the snow.