WHAT IS TRAIL RATED

WHAT IS TRAIL RATED

If you are a Jeep owner, you know the term "Trail Rated," but do you know what it means to achieve this badge? A Trail Rated badge is not given. It must be earned. Pushing our vehicles as far as they can go is part of the Jeep Brand DNA. As long as we strive for groundbreaking capability and you pursue an exhilarating adventure, Jeep Brand Trail Rated vehicles will continue to be tested to battle everything you may encounter. The testing begins in the state-of-the-art facilities at FCA US headquarters before heading out to some of the most challenging terrains on earth. Jeep Trail Rated 4x4 vehicles don't just endure the hostile cold of Northern Michigan and the unforgivable boulders of the Rubicon. They conquer them! Every Jeep Trail Rated vehicle has beat a series of grueling tests in five categories: Traction, Water Fording, Maneuverability, Articulation, and Ground Clearance. Let's take a closer look at those categories.

TRACTION

Jeep Brand Trail Rated 4x4 vehicles have the traction to handle some of the rugged, most unpredictable driving conditions. Depending on the Jeep model you own or are looking to buy will depend on which outstanding four-wheel-drive system you get, but rest assured that no matter the system, it will provide you with the maximum amount of traction you need. Whether you're looking to take on some of the toughest terrains on earth or make it home through a freak snowstorm, your Jeep Trail Rated vehicle will crush the obstacle.  TRACTION

WATER FORDING

For those who are unaware of the term, Water Fording is crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse. A Trail Rated Jeep can traverse bodies of water that other vehicles wouldn't dare attempt. Jeep made sure all electrical connections and body openings were sealed, and the air intake is positioned higher to protect your vehicle when driving through overflowing creeks, streams, and deceivingly deep rainstorm puddles.
WATER FORDING

MANEUVERABILITY

Let's face it whether you are dodging limbs on the trail or shopping carts in the parking lot, we all want a vehicle that can maneuver around. This is why all Trail Rated Jeep vehicles are capable of dodging obstacles on the trail, veer around narrow gaps, or safely navigate around an accident. Your Jeep Brand Trail Rated 4x4 vehicle will handle tight trail switchbacks and emergencies with precision steering and optimized wheelbases.
MANEUVERABILITY

ARTICULATION

Any good off-roader knows that articulation is key, but what is articulation? Articulation allows your vehicle to keep all four tires in contact with the ground on rough or uneven terrain, which provides better stability and allows the vehicle to maintain traction. Good articulation doesn't just come in handy when off-roading. Areas with heavy construction or deep potholes require maximum suspension flexibility as well. Higher levels of articulation ensure your wheels remain stable and engaged when one or more tires are off the ground.
ARTICULATION

GROUND CLEARANCE

Trail Rated ground clearance gives you plenty of room between the underside of your vehicle and the terrain, allowing you to drive over rocks and logs without underbody damage. Ground clearance isn't just important when you are in the trail. If there is something in the road that you cannot swerve around, being able to drive over it without causing damage to your vehicle is vital.
GROUND CLEARANCE

FLAGLER CDJR HAS YOUR NEXT TRAIL RATED JEEP!

If you would like to learn more about all the great advantages of having a Trail Rated Jeep, then come on over to Flagler CDJR and speak with one of our knowledgeable sales members. They would be happy to help you find the perfect Jeep for you or to show you all the great capabilities of the Jeep you already own!


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