Whether you’re planning a family camping trip in the summer or a daring winter excursion with a friend, you need to choose a Jeep you can depend on. Your Jeep rental affects the trails you can drive, how safe and comfortable you will feel, and how you’ll haul gear for activities.
You have a lot to plan for your trip, and booking the right vehicle doesn’t have to be a headache. Read on to find out about off-road Jeep rentals and how to choose the best model.
Seating Capacity and Interior Space
Before you consider anything else, make sure that everyone in your party has enough space. Jeep rental options provide seating for four or five people. Diff. also has vehicles with a higher seating capacity, such as the Chevrolet Suburban Z71, which seats seven.
You’ll also want to consider how much interior space your party needs for comfort and security. If you need seating for four people, a vehicle with five seats might the better option for additional interior space.
For example, the two-door Jeep Wrangler Sport seats four people, but the four-door Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited seats five and has a roomier cabin. Four doors also make it easier for backseat passengers to enter and exit the Jeep.
Another consideration when choosing the best Jeep model for your off-road rental is ground clearance. Jeeps shine brightest on off-road trails, and in most situations, Jeeps offer sufficient height between the ground and the Jeep’s body. But depending on the trail you drive, you might need a lifted rig.
A higher ground clearance will give you better approach, breakover, and departure angles. You’ll be able to clear obstacles such as rocks or logs without damaging the vehicle, and you can drive over uneven terrain without scraping the bottom of the Jeep.
Diff. offers the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Lifted with 35-inch tires for superior ground clearance. Lightweight and high-strength skid plates provide another layer of protection on the bottom of the vehicle.
Rent a high-performing vehicle that can power through the rugged Colorado landscape. Ensure you get a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle for optimum control.
With four-wheel drive engaged, the engine sends power to the Jeep’s transmission. The transmission then sends power to the front and rear wheel axles, powering all four tires.
Compared to two-wheel drive vehicles, the four-wheel drive Jeep has greater power to overcome slippery terrain. Rather than sending power to wheels that will spin without traction, the system adjusts and sends more power to the wheels that have the most traction, powering the vehicle’s movement.
Off-road trails in Colorado can bring you to beautiful places for camping, hiking, and seasonal recreation. And if you’re not going off-roading but need a capable vehicle to take you to your destination, you still want to ensure that your rental offers enough cargo space to hold all your gear.
If you’re carrying bulky items that take up a lot of space, or if you want to maximize interior space for comfort, consider adding a rental accessory that makes it easier for you to haul your gear. Diff. offers ski racks, rooftop boxes, and bike carriers.
These optional accessories keep your items organized and help you make the most of the interior space. You can mount recreational gear securely on the outside of the vehicle and have enough room inside for backpacks and suitcases. No matter the time of year you visit or which activities you want to enjoy, your Jeep rental can help make it happen.
One of the most important elements for assessing the worth of a vehicle is its safety rating. Fortunately, Jeeps have positive safety ratings. Safety features include airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, seat belts, accident-avoidance systems, and tire pressure monitors.
New Jeeps also have safety-enhancing technology features. Some specific features include a rear backup camera, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning.
At Diff., we equip vehicles for seasonal considerations so you can drive at any time of the year. In winter, we mount studded snow tires that break through packed snow and ice to improve traction.
For much of the year, Diff. keeps the hard tops on the Jeeps to protect you and the vehicle from the climate. But in the summer, between mid-March and mid-October, we remove the hard tops and install Bestop Sunrider tops. You can retract the top over the front row for a more open-air experience.
When considering the Jeep rental cost, keep in mind the rental rate and optional extras. For a small fee, you can rent cargo accessories that make it convenient and comfortable for you to carry extra items. With a ski rack, you’ll save space in the cabin, and you won’t have to worry about the skis scratching the interior or getting anything wet.
Also, consider the deposit requirement. The deposit covers possible additional charges, such as for damage, pet hair, smoking, cleaning, late returns, and refueling. If you incur toll charges during your rental term, keep this cost in mind, too.
Additionally, you will likely need to maintain automobile insurance. You might want to purchase additional coverage from the rental company, such as tire protection or windshield protection.
Finally, your Jeep rental should have rugged good looks, and all equipment should be well-maintained. At Diff., we also give you the option to pick the color of your rental vehicle.
Diff. offers a variety of rental options, including Jeep Wrangler Sport (two-door), Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited (four-door), Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Lifted with 35-inch tires, and the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. Each option has a distinctive style that adds an element of fun when you drive your rental.
Typically, when people rent a vehicle, they’re focused on getting from point A to point B. But when it comes to an off-road trip, the rig is part of the adventure.
Considering seating capacity, interior space, ground clearance, performance, cargo capacity, safety, cost, and style will help you make the right decision for your journey. If you’re unsure about which routes to take or what to expect on your trip, we can help you plan a route and explain how to operate our off-road vehicles.
For Jeep rentals in Telluride, Colorado, book with Diff. We are happy to explain your vehicle’s capabilities and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to reserve your rental.