What Does it Mean to Be Jeep Trail Rated?

No matter if you're an experienced or first time Jeep buyer or lessee, chances are you've heard the term "Trail Rated" as it related to a specific segment of Jeep models. Being Trail Rated is more than branding, it's a title that is earned through an arduous trial process, culminating in anointing the very best off-roaders that money can buy. Simply put, when winter weather is at its worst in Negaunee, you'll want a Trail Rated Jeep at your fingertips.

To earn the title of Trail Rated, a Jeep must undergo five tests and pass them with confidence. Each one tests a different aspect of off-roading to ensure that your vehicle is as complete as possible. The five tests are as follows:

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

Traction is all about ensuring that a Jeep can maintain control, even in the toughest of situations. If you find yourself on a steep incline, you'll want the confidence to be able to navigate it safely and with maximum control.

Water Fording, meanwhile, is just as it sounds. A Jeep should be able to navigate large flowing streams and creeks as well as deep rainstorm puddles. Your Jeep's undercarriage is protected as electrical connections, and body openings are sealed, and the air intake has been repositioned to a higher spot.

Maneuverability is all about being able to avoid danger at a moment's notice. A Trail Rated Jeep uses precision steering and optimized wheelbases to navigate around obstacles with ease, empowering you with a sense of maximum control.

Articulation focuses on suspension flexibility. An off-road adventure should feel as smooth as possible, and a Trail Rated Jeep's suspension will keep its wheels stable even under the harshest of conditions.

Ground Clearance is all about body design, giving Negaunee and Marquette Jeep drivers the confidence to scale even the toughest environments. Off-roading is hardly ever straightforward, so with maximized approach angles, break-over angles, and departure angles, you can avoid damaging the underside of your Jeep.

If you're ready to experience the Trail Rated difference, stop by Fox Negaunee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and shop our new Jeep vehicles today.

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