Jeep and Ram Come Out on Top in 22nd Annual Northwest Automotive Press Association Mudfest
When it comes to getting down and dirty, few car brands do it better than Jeep and Ram. The two American carmakers recently walked away from the 22nd Annual Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) Mudfest with awards in their respective categories.
“For 2016 we made both our on- and off-road courses more challenging,” said Ryan Douthit, event chair and producer of Driving Sports TV. “The Ram Rebel, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Grand Cherokee impressed our members with their ability to not only traverse any obstacle, but to do so with a unique sense of style and comfort. That’s why our members not only picked these three as best in their classes, but also selected the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition as our Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.”
Both the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Editions earned recognition in their classes. The Grand Cherokee was the winner of the Family Utility class, while the Wrangler came out on top in the Extreme Capability class. The 2016 Ram Rebel rounded out Fiat Chrysler’s winning streak when it won the Pickups category.
But that’s not all—the 2016 Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition was also selected as the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.
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The winners were determined after 25 NWAPA automotive journalists spent two days testing vehicles. Each of the 28 vehicles was tested on paved and off-road routes. There were a total of six categories: compact utility, family utility, premium compact utility, premium utility, pickups, and extreme capability vehicles.