What Does Trail Rated® Mean?

What Does Trail Rated® Mean?

Jeep SUVs are renowned for their off-road capability and legendary performance, and you have likely taken notice of the Jeep Trail Rated® badge. But what does Trail Rated® mean, exactly? This world-famous badge proves that your vehicle has been painstakingly engineered and tested to ensure off-road excellence. Let’s take a closer look at Jeep Trail Rated® vehicles and how they can enhance your New Lenox drives.

The Jeep Trail Rated® Badge

While Jeep SUV are designed to handle a variety of challenging situations and have proven themselves to be exceptionally capable, not all Jeep vehicles near Frankfort earn the prestigious Jeep Trail Rated® badge. Only those that have undergone rigorous testing in the following areas are able to sport the Jeep Trail Rated® badge:

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

Traction & Water Fording

Jeep Trail Rated® SUVs have been designed with impressive traction control systems capable of handling harsh and unpredictable driving conditions both on and off road. 4×4 models will help you tackle rugged terrain and keep you safe through inclement weather that make roads slick and treacherous.

Water can wreak havoc on your engine and electronics if your vehicle isn’t properly equipped. However, Jeep Trail Rated® SUV has been carefully engineered to ford water. Extra care has been taken to seal body openings, air intake, and electronics so you can take on unexpected water flows.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee In Water
2019 Jeep Wrangler Offroad

Maneuverability, Articulation & Ground Clearance

Not all paths to your destination will be smooth and well-paved. Whether you’re headed to Tinley Park or off the beaten path, your Jeep has been developed to handle treacherous terrain.

  • Precision steering and optimized wheelbases allow for more maneuverability when handling touch terrain.
  • High levels of articulation help to keep your wheels stable and engaged, even if one or more of your wheels are lifted off the ground.
  • Trail Rated® ground clearance helps you keep clear from any obstacles in your path. From rocks to rodents, you don’t have to worry about damage to the underbody of your SUV.

Find a Trail Rated® Jeep at South Oak Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram

What does Trail Rated® mean on a Jeep? It means that your SUV is ready to take on challenges most other vehicles couldn’t dream of. Find a Trail Rated® Jeep for sale at South Oak Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram. We would be glad to answer any other questions you may have. Contact us today to speak with one of our experts! We’ll help you with anything from figuring out how often to change your oil, to finding off-road trails, to taking the doors off of your Wrangler!

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South Oak Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram
South Oak Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram
4550 W. Lincoln Hwy
Matteson, IL, 60443 US
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