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2013 Jeep Trail Rated Models – Made to Overcome

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.

2013 Jeep

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.

2010 Dodge Ram

The veil has been lifted on the redesigned 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon.  Everything from the raked front grill and hood, to the pin striping screams pavement-eating-hippie-hater.  The v8 Hemi is more efficient than it’s grandpa from years ago, but that doesn’t’ mean it will be winning any MPG awards.  Consider this, the 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon will be known as one of the most versatile 4×4’s ever.

Do you believe the hype?

4WheelOffRoad.com got their hands on one early to do some testing for an upcoming issue.  According to their blog post on the 2010 Power Wagon, it’s a worthy contender with lots of promise.  It’s bigger, more powerful with 383 horsepower and 400 ft lb of torque, and equipped with a 12,000 lb winch.  Find out if it will walk away with the 4×4 Of The Year Title in the February issue of 4 Wheel Off Road Magazine.

2010 Dodge Ram

2010 Dodge Ram