What is Jeep® Trail Rated®?

May 2nd, 2019 by


When shopping for a vehicle that can take on any off-road challenge, you need to look no further than a Jeep® bearing the Trail Rated® badge.

The Trail Rated® badge is not featured on just any off-road capable Jeep® — because, let’s face it, that’s every Jeep® you can find at the dealership. It is, rather bestowed upon Jeep® vehicles that have succeeded in overcoming grueling tests in five categories: Articulation, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Traction, and Water Fording.

The tests take place across the country, including at the state-of-the-art facilities at FCA US headquarters, in the harsh cold of Northern Michigan, and at the legendary Rubicon Trail.

Articulation: A flexible suspension is a must-have when crawling over rocks and other hard objects. It also helps minimize the impact of potholes and improves stability.

Ground Clearance: Trail Rated® ground clearance not only ensures you have plenty of room between the underside of your vehicle and the terrain, but also that your vehicle’s approach, breakover, and departure angles are generous enough to give you more options for going over or around obstacles.

Traction: Every Jeep® Trail Rated® vehicle is able to find grip in harsh, unpredictable driving conditions. Whether facing mud or snow, your Trail Rated® vehicle will manage.

Maneuverability: Driving off road is as much about going over obstacles as going around them. A Jeep® Trail Rated® vehicle handles tight trail switchbacks and narrow gaps with ease.

Water Fording: Thanks to high air intake openings and sealed electrical connections, Trail Rated® lets you cross bodies of water that would seem impossibly deep in other vehicles.

To experience the incredible power and capability that every Trail Rated® Jeep® brings to the table, stop into Paulding CDJR.

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