I've owned two Laredo's, a '14 and a '19 and both have QTII which is a true 4wd system. The base Laredo is not available with QTII but the Laredo E model is, as part of the All Weather Trail Rated Package.Im curious for those who have a Laredo 4x4 or know about them. Are they actually 4x4 or AWD? I noticed this trim level does not have a transfer case switch like the other trim levels do.
You no doubt have the More Capable 4WD system....I've owned two Laredo's, a '14 and a '19 and both have QTII which is a true 4wd system. The base Laredo is not available with QTII but the Laredo E model is, as part of the All Weather Trail Rated Package.
I agree that manufacturers have muddied the water in their definition of systems. My personal definition is that 4WD systems are separated from AWD systems by the inclusion of a locking transfer case that locks in the torque split between front and rear axles, and lowers the drive ratio for better control off-road. To me this is an essential component of a true 4wd system because imo it significantly improves off-road capability, and traditionally has been an inherent element of "4WD" systems. On this basis, my GC in high range is operating as an AWD system, in low range it's operating as a 4WD system.You no doubt have the More Capable 4WD system....
Were the argument starts is if being a less capable 4WD system, makes it AWD?
I say no, others will insist yes....
Since the Industry has turned 4x4, 4WD and AWD into marketing terms, how you define it becomes a matter of opinion.
Look up the Castrol Syntec and the debut of Grp III Synthetic Oil, after Castrol won the lawsuit brought by their competition, that declared "Synthetic" is just a Marketing Term. Castrol stuck their finger in the eye of their competitors and changed their labeling to say it is "True Synthetic". "True" has become a marketing terms as well. So a "True" 4WD System is a matter of opinion as well.
BTW, for others, QDII is just QTII with the addition of a rear ELSD. So everyone is going to argue about how only QDII is the only true 4WD system, its just QTII with a rear ELSD. That ELSD does add significant capability, but its doesn't make it an entirely different 4WD system.
"Slides" as in, the rear tires loose traction and your vehicle oversteers? Or you feel something abrupt in the rear?Also, I noticed the back of my jeep "slides" when going over bumps esp in a curve. Anyone else have this issue? I thought it might have been those sub par Goodyear Wrangler tires, but have since replaced them with Bridgestone Dueler.