Trail Rated® 4x4s

Select a Jeep® 4x4 to learn how it performs in each of the five Trail Rated® categories.

Trail Rated®


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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The Rubicon Trail


The legendary Rubicon Trail. Select an area of the trail to view photos of how the capabilities are tested.

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Traction


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.

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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 Fording
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Patriot
Compass
Cherokee Trailhawk
Grand
Cherokee
Wrangler Rubicon
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Water Depth Up to 19"+ Up to 19"+ Up to 20"+ Up to 20"+ Up to 30"+ Up to 30"+

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Maneuverability


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.

Maneuverability
Comparison


Patriot
Compass
Cherokee
Grand
Cherokee
Wrangler
Wrangler
Unlimited
Wheelbase 103.7" 103.7" 106.2" 114.8" 95.4" 116.0"
Overall Length 175.1" 173.8" 182.0" 189.8" 152.8" 173.8"
Turning Radius 24.5" 24.5" 26.8" 18.5" 16.3" 18.5"

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Articulation


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.

Articulation
Comparison


Patriot
Compass
Cherokee
Grand
Cherokee
Wrangler
Wrangler
Unlimited
Ramp Travel Index+ 360 360 N/A N/A 638+w/ sway bar
connected
822+w/ sway bar
disconnected
484+w/ sway bar
connected
644+w/ sway bar
disconnected

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Ground Clearance


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
Comparison


Patriot
Compass
Cherokee
Grand
Cherokee
Wrangler
Wrangler
Unlimited
Ground Clearance (running) 9.1"+ 9.1"+ 8.7"+ 11.3"+ 10.0"+ 10.1"+
Approach Angle 29.0°+ 29.6°+ 29.8°+ 34.3°+ 42.2°+ 43.2°+
Breakover Angle 23.7°+ 23.6°+ 23.3°+ 23.1°+ 25.8°+ 21.0°+
Departure Angle 33.9°+ 31.2°+ 32.1°+ 29.3°+ 32.1°+ 32.1°+

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Beyond The Trail


The confidence to Go Anywhere. Do Anything® is born and bred in every Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4. There are a number of programs, opportunities and services that can help keep you moving forward, no matter what lies ahead. Remember, keep your thumbs up and enjoy the ride.

Badge of Honor

The Badge of Honor program celebrates the off-road enthusiasts who choose to take the road less traveled. Drivers earn "Badge of Honor" badges by conquering and completing over 35 different approved trails across America. Learn more about the trails and community at jeep.com/badge-of-honor and start adding to your Badge of Honor collection.

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Friends of the
Rubicon Foundation

Since 2001, the Friends of the Rubicon Foundation have devoted thousands of hours of sweat and tears to help keep the Rubicon Trail open and available to off-road enthusiasts. Learn more about this informal coalition of volunteers at rubicontrail.org.

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Mopar® inspires Jeep® owners with innovative parts and accessories — all warrantied and made specifically for your Jeep 4x4. Let uniquely trained Mopar technicians take care of your Jeep® brand vehicle. They have access to the tools and diagnostic equipment that help get any job done efficiently. Choose authentic Mopar parts and service, and you'll drive away with peace of mind. Find out more at mopar.com.

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