2016 ‘Mudfest’ — Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Into the Mud
The second day of Mudfest was designated for off-road testing. Typical of the Pacific Northwest in spring, heavy rains fell overnight and into the morning. The event’s muddy nickname was certainly earned this year. The off-road course was designed to showcase the comfort as well as the capabilities of these vehicles when the pavement disappears. For many of these SUVs and crossovers, this day of off-road testing probably presented the most mud their tires will ever track. The course was divided into two paths — one for more common crossovers and the other for those vehicles with more extreme capabilities.

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