What is the Jeep Trail Rated Certification?

The Jeep brand is renowned for its versatility and off-road prowess, and that commitment to excellence is certified by the Jeep Trail Rated Certification. Found on select Jeep models, the certification showcases the capabilities of the Jeep model, and the rigorous tests undertaken to earn that badge. Read on to learn more about this certification, and test drive the latest Jeep models at Mac Lang Orillia.

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What Makes a Jeep Trail Rated?

Every Trail Rated® 4×4 Jeep Brand vehicle has overcome grueling tests in five categories: Traction, Ground Clearance, Manoeuvrability, Articulation and Water Fording.

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Jeep® brand vehicles are designed to conquer the most difficult terrains and rugged trails with a variety of advanced 4×4 systems. Experience the power and traction of our Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles, which are built to perform in a variety of off-road conditions. Each Jeep is subjected to rigorous testing in order to earn the prestigious Trail Rated badge, which denotes its ability to negotiate steep grades and navigate slick roads, including wet, muddy, and snowy surfaces. 

Ground Clearance

When it comes to off-roading, each Trail Rated Jeep is subjected to extensive testing and optimization to ensure maximum ground clearance allowing you to safely navigate over rocks, logs, and other obstacles. Jeep vehicles are designed with optimized approach, departure, and breakover angles, giving you more options when faced with trail obstacles. These angles are carefully designed to assist you in manoeuvring around obstacles when driving straight through them is not possible. 


The thrills of off-road driving include narrow gaps, tight trails, and winding switchbacks. The excitement of off-roading comes from confidently and quickly navigating these obstacles. As a result, Trail Rated Jeep vehicles feature precision steering and optimized wheelbases. These features have been rigorously tested in the most difficult and dangerous off-road situations to ensure dynamic manoeuvrability and control.


When navigating difficult off-road terrain or uneven roads, maintaining stability and traction is critical, which is why Jeeps incorporate improved articulation into their design, through the use of features such as solid axles, ample wheel well space, long-wheel travel, electronic sway bar disconnect, and a suspension system with maximum flexibility. These components work together to ensure that, even if one or more tires become elevated, the remaining tires remain firmly planted on the ground, resulting in optimal traction.

Water Fording

Trail Rated Jeep vehicles are designed to keep overflowing water out of critical components when crossing streams or overflowing bodies of water. With extra sealing for electrical components and body openings, and higher-placed air-intake vents, Trail Rated Jeeps can go further than ever before.

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Shop Jeep SUVs at Mac Lang Orillia

Conquer the outdoors with a certified Trail Rated Jeep from Mac Lang Orillia. With compact options like the Compass and Renegade, midsize Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, to off-road engineered Wrangler and Gladiator, there’s plenty of options to choose from when shopping for your new Jeep model. Speak with our advisors to get started on your Jeep journey.