What Does the Jeep® Trail Rated® Badge Mean? | Owego, NY

A number of Jeep® 4x4 models have earned the coveted Trail Rated® badge, proving themselves capable of taking on a variety of terrains. These include the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. In order to earn this badge, these Jeep® vehicles had to perform well in five grueling tests to ensure that they can overcome any challenge that comes their way.

Articulation

Jeep® vehicles succeed in the articulation category thanks to their flexible suspensions. With their suspensions, your vehicle’s wheels can stay stable on rough terrains and engaged, even when one or more of your tires isn’t touching the ground. 

Ground clearance

To make it over logs and rocks without doing damage to the underbody, vehicles need to have plenty of ground clearance. Not only do the previously mentioned Jeep® models have an impressive amount of ground clearance, but they also have maximized approach, departure and break-over angles so you can face each obstacle head-on. 

Maneuverability

When you drive a Jeep® 4x4 vehicle, you can traverse along tight city streets and around narrow gaps with ease. That’s because these vehicles have enhanced wheelbases and precision steering for maneuvering in difficult situations.

Traction

If you drive on slick surfaces, like a wet road or snow-covered path, you can have peace of mind doing so in your Jeep® vehicle. These 4x4 models have enough traction to keep you in control and help your tires keep their grip on the ground. 

Water fording

Jeep® vehicles are designed to handle the streams or creeks you may encounter on your off-road adventures. With a high air intake as well as sealed body openings and electrical connections, you can drive through bodies of water that many others cannot.

Ready to head off-road? Check out the Jeep® Trail Rated® lineup at Kevin’s Royal Auto in Owego, New York.

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