JEEP OFF ROADING 101 – TRAIL RATED JEEP VEHICLES

The Jeep Trail Rated badge shows that your Jeep vehicle 4x4 has been designed to perform in five categories of off-road conditions including: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

TRACTION
Jeep Trail Rated 4x4s have enough traction to climb the type of hills most people would only attempt with a rope and a spotter. Jeep vehicles offer a variety of 4x4 systems to suit all kinds of terrain and driving conditions. Testing includes traction on untamed, slippery roads (wet, mud, snow) and on steep grades.

WATER FORDING
Trail Rated Water Fording means that your Jeep vehicle has the ability to cross a specific depth of water at a specific speed, and keep you moving forward — so you can cross streams and flooded underpasses. Your Jeep vehicle also features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake for optimum water fording+ capability.

MANEUVERABILITY
Jeep 4X4 vehicles have the versatile adaptability required for navigating narrow gaps, dodging emergency situations and avoiding cosmetic damage to its underbody sills - all thanks to their precision steering and optimized wheelbases.

ARTICULATION
The articulation standard indicates that when one or more wheels are elevated, the Jeep 4x4 system will assist the others in remaining on the ground longer, in order to keep you moving. Suspensions enhance off-road performance by maximizing flexibility, axle articulation and wheel travel.