The Jeep is one of the most recognized brands in the world. They are known for their iconic look and their unmatched off road abilities. Many Jeep models carry a special designation that no other vehicle on the market has…Trail Rated.
So, what exactly does being ‘Trail Rated’ mean? In one sentence…it means the freedom to go anywhere and do anything and it is the recognized standard for proven off-road capability. Jeep Trail Rated vehicles pass a series of grueling tests designed to prove off-road performance on the world’s most demanding terrain. How far will a Trail Rated Jeep take you? These 4x4s have enough traction to climb the type of hills most people would only attempt with a rope and a spotter. Jeep vehicles offer a variety of 4×4 systems to suit all kinds of terrain and driving conditions. Testing includes traction on untamed, slippery roads, and on steep grades.
Before a Jeep is awarded a Trail Rated certification, the automaker first tests each model on some of the toughest off-road areas in the world, including Moab and the famed Rubicon Trail. One of Jeep’s best known Trail Rated models is the Wrangler. We recently visited Arrigo DCJ – a leading dealer of South FL, and went along on a trail ride in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This Wrangler offered solid proof of the ability to drive over obstacles or logs, or whatever else happens to be in your path. The ability to cross a specific depth of water at a specific speed keeps you moving forward so you can cross streams and flooded underpasses. The Wrangler Rubicon features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake for optimum water fording capability.
Jeep vehicle capability is legendary, and 4×4 mastery has always been the cornerstone of the Jeep brand. All 2013 Wrangler models come equipped with a Trail Rated4WD system as standard equipment. Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and Sahara come with new wheels for 2013. If you are interested in getting out on the trail, and venturing beyond the road, a Jeep Trail Rated model is the only way to go.