Trail Rated® at Wagga Jeep

Trail Rated®

Trail Rated® goes beyond a badge. Trail Rated® represents the confidence to take on almost any challenge. It's our commitment to creating endless opportunities for you to discover your limits and push right past them. When you drive a Trail Rated® Jeep vehicle, adventure is wherever you want it to be.

What is Trail Rated®?

Trail Rated Badge

A Trail Rated® badge is not given, it's earned. Every Trail Rated 4x4 Jeep® vehicle has succeeded against a series of gruelling tests in five categories: Traction, Water Fording, Manoeuvrability, Articulation and Ground Clearance.

Why do we test? Pushing our vehicles as far as they can go is part of our DNA. As long as we strive for groundbreaking capability and you pursue exhilarating adventure, Jeep Trail Rated® vehicles will continue to be tested to battle everything you may encounter.

Jeep Trail Rated® Test
Water Fording - Please refer to disclaimer 1


Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4 vehicles have the traction to handle some of the harshest, most unpredictable driving conditions. If you're looking to take on some of the toughest terrains Jeep vehicle can conquer.

Water Fording

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With Trail Rated® capability on your side, you can traverse bodies of water that other vehicles wouldn’t dare attempt. Electrical connections and body openings are sealed and the air intake is positioned higher to protect your vehicle when driving through overflowing creeks, streams and deceivingly deep rainstorm puddles.


Swiftly dodge obstacles on the trail, veer around narrow gaps, or safely navigate around an accident. Thanks to precision steering and optimised wheelbases, your Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4 vehicle will be able to handle tight trail switchbacks and emergency situations.



The best adventures usually take place on the roughest terrain, but good articulation doesn’t just come in handy when off-roading. Areas with heavy construction or deep potholes require maximum suspension flexibility. Higher levels of articulation ensure your wheels remain stable and engaged when one or more tires are off the ground.

Ground Clearance

Trail Rated® ground clearance gives you plenty of room between the underside of your vehicle and the terrain, allowing you to drive over rocks and logs without underbody damage. Approach, breakover and departure angles are all maximised, giving you more options to go over, when going around isn't possible.

Ground Clearance

Where We Test

Trail Rated® testing begins in the state-of-the-art facilities at FCA US headquarters, before heading out to some of the most challenging terrain on earth. Jeep® Trail Rated 4x4 vehicles don't just endure the hostile cold of Northern Michigan and the unforgivable boulders of the Rubicon Trail, they conquer. Treacherous trails and weather conditions only serve to reinforce their remarkable Trail Rated® capability.


Rubicon Trail, California

Located high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Rubicon Trail is 22 miles of incredible rocky, grueling landscape. Carved out of the California mountains by the movement of ancient glaciers, it’s a natural off-road adventure park populated by massive rocks and boulders. Weather and constant use mean the trail is always changing to provide new challenges for vehicles hoping to be Trail Rated®.


Moab, Utah

Moab is not for the faint of heart or weak of axle. Located in eastern Utah, the extensive network of trails supplies Jeep® engineers with plenty of options for putting vehicles to the test. The undulating slickrock surfaces are perfect for challenging articulation and traction, while the daunting Hot Tub makes the most hardened test driver cringe. 

  • Disclaimers

    Water fording capability varies depending on model. Make sure to follow water fording instructions in the Owner's Manual. Traversing water can cause damage that may not be covered by the new vehicle warranty. Always off-road responsibly in approved