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.

TRACTION 

WATER FORDING 

MANEUVERABILITY 

ARTICULATION 

GROUND CLEARANCE 

TRACTION


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.

WATER FORDING


Don't let a little H20 get in your way. Your Trail Rated® Jeep® 4x4 vehicle features additional electrical and body sealing along with a high air intake to help you to navigate streams and flooded underpasses that stop others cold.

Do not attempt water fording unless depth is known to be less than 19-30 inches (depending on model). Traversing water can cause damage that may not be covered by the new vehicle warranty. Always off road responsibly in approved areas.

Do not attempt water fording unless depth is known to be less than 19-30 inches (depending on model). Traversing water can cause damage that may not be covered by the new vehicle warranty. Always off road responsibly in approved areas.

MANEUVERABILITY


Jeep® 4x4 vehicles help you navigate narrow gaps, dodge emergency situations and avoid cosmetic damage thanks to precision steering and optimized wheelbases. Even gazelles don't move like this.

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions

ARTICULATION


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.

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions. Be sure to follow all instructions in owners manual for removal of top, doors and lowering of windshield.

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions. Be sure to follow all instructions in owners manual for removal of top, doors and lowering of windshield.

GROUND CLEARANCE


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.

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions.

Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions.