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Old 03-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #87
shikataganai
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Originally Posted by JC View Post
That's the same thing as the Patriot/Compass. Hell you can even get a Forester with low range overseas.
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Originally Posted by quentinberg007 View Post
My understanding is that the Patriot/Compass uses the CVT to get a "low range". Forester is a longitudinal drivetrain. Most transverse drivetrains send the power through the enclosed front differential first and then to the transfer case/center diff. I don't know of a single transverse mount drivetrain that has a true two speed transfer case.
Seems like both of you are right, in a sense. There's a "low range mode" but it's not via a transfer case, yet it's not a CVT:



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Originally Posted by TTAC
The new Cherokee will have a choice of the Dart’s 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder, or a 3.2L version of the Pentastar V6, making 271 horsepower. Power will come through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

A selection of different all-wheel drive systems will be available. Jeep Active Drive I will be a basic all-wheel drive system, whle[sic] Jeep Active Drive II will include a low-range mode. Jeep Active Drive will have low-range and a rear locking differential. None of these modes will employ a transfer case – instead, there will be a planetary gearset at the differentials.
I can't quite parse that last sentence, but I know something's fishy.

Incidentally, the alien/shark-eyes look is growing on me:



The "faceless" back end is still odd:

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