NEMPA Names 2018 Dodge Durango Official Winter SUV of the Year
Winter may be months away, but the New England Motor Press Association is already prepping for the harsh season by naming the 2018 Dodge Durango as the Official Winter SUV of the Year. The honor was announced at NEMPA’s eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition.
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“The Durango has the ability to handle everything New England weather can throw at it,” said John Paul, NEMPA president. “With seating for seven, engine choices that can satisfy just about any buyer and the ability to negotiate roads less traveled, the Durango was the clear choice for the NEMPA Official Winter SUV of the Year.”
Also taking honors in their specific segments were the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler, which also earned the Heritage award; 2018 Ram 1500; and the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which also won the Extreme Vehicle award.
“Once again, Jeep had a strong showing with the Grand Cherokee being a perennial winner and when powered by a 707-horsepower engine, it blows away the competition. The Wrangler, from its earliest days to the latest version available today, is legendary,” Paul said. “The Ram 1500 was an easy choice from NEMPA members, thanks in part to its controlled, comfortable ride, powertrain choices and interiors that can rival some luxury cars. The Ram 1500 can be summed up in three words: capable, comfortable and powerful.”
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The official testing day of the vehicles considered for this year’s NEMPA’s Winter Vehicle Competition took place in Middleborough, Massachusetts, in February.