WHAT IS TRAIL RATED®
A Trail Rated® badge is not given. It’s earned. Every Trail Rated® 4x4 Jeep® vehicle has succeeded against a series of grueling tests in five categories: Traction, Water Fording, Maneuverability, Articulation, and Ground Clearance.
Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4 vehicles have enough traction and capability to climb some of the toughest terrain on earth. Jeep vehicles offer a variety of 4x4 systems to suit all kinds of off-road challenges and driving conditions. Testing includes traction on untamed, slippery roads (wet, mud, snow) and on steep grades.
Keeping the rubber on the trail helps keep you moving. Good articulation allows a wheel to stay on the ground longer for maximum available traction when one or more of the other wheels are elevated while going over obstacles. Suspensions help enhance off-road performance by maximizing flexibility, axle articulation and wheel travel.
Why prove that Jeep® 4x4 vehicles can climb over obscenely large obstacles? Because one day when you need that capability, you'll know you have it. Jeep 4x4 vehicles are tested for their ability to drive over obstacles such as logs or whatever else happens to be in your path. Testing criteria include ground clearance, approach, departure, breakover angles and more.