The Trail Rated® badge on Jeep® 4x4s represents a series of grueling tests that prove its off-road capability on some of the toughest trails on the planet.


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Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4s have enough traction and capability to climb some of the toughest terrain on earth. Jeep vehicles offer a variety of 4x4 systems to suit all kinds of off-road challenges and driving conditions. Testing includes traction on untamed, slippery roads (wet, mud, snow) and on steep grades.

Crawl Ratio

Water Fording

Don't let a little H20 get in your way. Your Trail Rated® Jeep® 4x4 features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake help you to navigate streams and flooded underpasses that stop others cold.

Water Depth


Jeep® 4x4s have the capability to help navigate narrow gaps, dodge emergency situations and avoid cosmetic damage thanks to precision steering and optimized wheelbases. Even gazelles don't move like this.

Overall Length
Turning Radius

Articulation Comparison

Keeping the rubber on the trail helps keep you moving. Good articulation allows a wheel to stay on the ground longer for maximum available traction when one or more of the other wheels are elevated while going over obstacles. Suspensions help enhance off-road performance by maximizing flexibility, axle articulation and wheel travel.

Ramp Travel Index

Ground Clearance Comparison

Why prove that Jeep® 4x4s can climb over obscenely large obstacles? Because one day when you need that capability, you'll know you have it. Jeep 4x4s are tested for their ability to drive over obstacles such as logs, or whatever else happens to be in your path. Testing criteria includes ground clearance, approach, departure, breakover angles and more.

Ground Clearance (running)
Approach Angle
Breakover Angle
Departure Angle
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