Mine is not a 4x4. I have been using it to haul for 11 years & it's great. Wish I would have gotten the 4x4! But I didn't & I'm okay. Why do I wish I would have gotten 4x4? Gravel, sand, mud... not so easy without 4x4. But you will make it. Just be careful not to haul in anything but pavement or you'll ruin your tires.