Mikael K., Chapel Hill, N.C.

That would be just about every four-wheel drive vehicle offered with an off-road package. The low-gear range is designed to provide high torque in low-speed off-road situations, such as climbing up steep hills, crawling over rocks or going through deep mud.

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You will find that feature on a long list of SUVs that can be equipped for off-road duty, including the Chevrolet Tahoe, Land Rover Range Rover, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner and Toyota FJ Cruiser, to name some, as well as most pickup trucks.

You can use the Cars.com Vehicle Recommender to help you find a four-wheel-drive vehicle that suits your needs. Although low-range gearing isn’t one of the search terms you can use with the Vehicle Recommender, it allows you to set a price range and choose other major features that you consider essential. Our partners at PickupTrucks.com may also have resources concerning off-road capabilities that can be helpful.

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Answered by Rick Popely on July 2, 2012 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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