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What is Trail Rated?

If a Jeep is Trail Rated, it means that it’s earned an esteemed badge of honor. But, what is Trail Rated exactly? It means that the Jeep has passed some hardcore tests with flying colors, so you can rely on its performance in these important areas:

  • Traction
  • Water Fording
  • Maneuverability
  • Articulation
  • Ground Clearance


Driving in tough, grueling conditions, whether it’s harsh weather or terrain, Jeep Brand Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles are capable of handling it, thanks to tires and wheels designed to maximize grip.

Water Fording

Imagine feeling confident in crossing streams and creeks, because you know your Trail Rated Jeep can conquer anything. Trail Rated Jeeps are built with sealed electrical connections and body openings, plus the air intake is high enough to maintain integrity as you pass through water.


With tight, precision steering and wheelbases that have been optimized for responsiveness, you can count on a Trail Rated Jeep to maneuver through any off-road emergency. Narrow trails and tight switchbacks? No problem!

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Articulation on a Trail Rated Jeep means a high level of flexibility with the suspension. So, even if one or more tires is off the ground, your wheels will remain stable and under control. That means that your Jeep can operate in areas with deep ruts and potholes.

Ground Clearance

Ground clearance is a key part of being Trail Rated because your Jeep needs room for the underside of your vehicle to go over large obstacles like rocks and logs.

Trust Trail Rated

What is Trail Rated? Jeep Trail Rated means these five tests have been passed in hostile, treacherous terrains and weather conditions. Check out these tough, ruggedly capable, Trail Rated Jeeps for yourself at Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our inventory is filled with great options, and you can test drive your Jeep to see how it handles for yourself. Contact us today!

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