2016 ‘Mudfest’ — Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Every year for more than 20 years, the Northwest Automotive Press Association gathers the latest SUVS and crossovers to determine the utility vehicles at the top of their game, during an event commonly referred to as “Mudfest.” This year 26 automotive journalists from the Pacific Northwest region participated in two days of SUV testing under all types of weather and road conditions — including plenty of mud. Since pickup trucks are the best-selling vehicles in America each year — and considering their popularity among drivers in the Pacific Northwest — a pickup category was added to the mix last year.

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