What Does Trail Rated Mean?

September 10th, 2018 by

Jeep Trail Rated
If you need a Jeep with serious off-road capabilities, then the Jeep Trail Rated badge is your seal of approval to conquer the elements with confidence. But what does Trail Rated mean for you? Vehicles with the Trail Rated badging have been thoroughly tested in categories ranging from traction to water fording to ground clearance. Only the toughest off-road vehicles make the cut, so you can buy with total peace of mind before your next adventure. Let’s take a look at your options!

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Jeep Trail Rated Categories

Jeep takes off-road driving seriously, which is why it established a cutting-edge testing facility at the FCA U.S. headquarters to scrutinize every last detail of every model in the lineup. After the model is thoroughly evaluated by experts in the lab, it’s time to head outdoors – and that’s where the real fun begins! Jeep tests each model across five different categories to ensure its capabilities both on- and off-road.

  • Traction: From snow-covered mountains to dusty trails, Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles can handle any terrain.
  • Water Fording: Trail Rated vehicles have sealed electrical components and higher air intakes to protect components while traversing water.
  • Maneuverability: Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles were built with quality steering systems and optimized wheelbases to enhance agility.
  • Articulation: Each Jeep is built with a flexible suspension to secure the vehicle, even when your tires come off the ground.
  • Ground Clearance: No need to worry about logs and rocks along your path. Higher ground clearance protects the underside of your vehicle.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Sahara Water Fording
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk And Limited Offroading

Off-Road Vehicles

Now that you know how rigorously our Jeep Trail Rated vehicles are, which off-road vehicles can you choose with this coveted badge? Check out the lineup below. Which will you choose?

  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Jeep Wrangler

Find Your Next Jeep in Glendale Heights!

Ready to see what our off-road vehicles can do? Check out our inventory of Jeep Trail Rated vehicles at DuPage CDJR, near Naperville and St. Charles, and take your test drive today. Still in the research stage? Take a look at the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee to find out which model best suits your busy life!