Ram Trucks and Jeep Wrangler Win Big at Mudfest

Ram Trucks and Jeep Wrangler Win Big at Annual Northwest Automotive Press Association "Mudfest"
Ram Trucks and Jeep vehicles cleaned up bigtime at the 24th annual “Mudfest” competition hosted by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). Jeep and Ram won three of the six vehicle categories with the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler taking home top honors, being voted “Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year”.

More than twenty-five NWAPA journalists spent two days testing vehicles on paved and off-road routes. Testing took place at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. Journalists tested 26 vehicles from 16 manufacturers to select winners in six categories: Subcompact Utility, Compact and Mid-size Utility, Family Utility, Premium Utility, Trucks and Extreme Capability. The overall winner, the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler was selected from the category winners to be named the 2018 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.

Jeep Wrangler is "the" off-road champion, whether you are taking on the sand dunes in Sound Beach, or navigating the winding roads of Rocky Point State Forest, the Wrangler is Long Island's outdoor winner.

In addition to taking overall top honors, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler was also named the winner of the Compact and Mid-size Utility class and the Extreme Capability class.
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel won the Pickups category. Rebel topped a field that included entries from every pickup truck manufacturer in the U.S. market.

Getting your Ram truck dirty is easy on Long Island. We have our own mudfests; from Miller Place to Wading River, there are plenty of places to go off-road and have fun.

"Jeep has taken the Wrangler to a new level, adding safety, technology and on-road refinement to its unparalleled off-road prowess. NWAPA members were impressed by the Wrangler’s performance both on and off the road," said John Vincent, President of NWAPA. "The Ram 1500 once again raises the bar for full-size pickup comfort and refinement. It features a cabin that rivals luxury cars, and capability to do any work that it is asked.”

“The Jeep Wrangler and the Ram 1500 Rebel have well-earned reputations for capability,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep & Ram Brands. “Winning a head-to-head third-party off-road comparison test, such as Mudfest, is clearly another strong endorsement for the Jeep and Ram brands.”

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel, featuring new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires driven by an electronic-locking rear differential. Newly designed Bilstein shocks feature remote reservoirs to keep the shocks cool and work with unique rear suspension geometry to keep the tires in traction. Rebel also includes hill-descent control for more off-road prowess.
Ram Trucks and Jeep vehicles are available for purchase or lease at our Port Jefferson Station Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership. Schedule a test drive today. Call (888) 452-2817.

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