SUVs and Trucks Compete at Pacific Northwest Mudfest

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
On-Road Testing
To assess how these vehicles handle on paved roads, journalists took each vehicle for a few laps on The Ridge’s technical go-kart track. On track the drivers experienced vehicle acceleration, cornering and quick maneuvers on a closed course. With several elevation changes and some tight corners, the course approximates real-world situations the vehicles might encounter in the hands of everyday consumers. Rain prior to this year’s Mudfest made the track slick, which created an ideal representation of roads in the Pacific Northwest. The wet track also showcased vehicle stability control systems and their reaction to quick maneuvers in slick conditions.

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