Jeep and Ram Truck Brands Dominate Mudfest

Northwest Automotive Press Association Mudfest

The Northwest Automotive Press Association held its 24th annual “Mudfest” in Shelton, Wa over the weekend, and the Jeep and Ram Truck brands dominated the competition. Jeep and Ram won three of the six vehicle categories.

Winning vehicles and categories:

  • All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler named 2018 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler also takes the Compact and Mid-size Utility Vehicle category and the Extreme Capability category
  • All-new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel named winner in the Pickups category


The all-new redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler was the star of the show winning the title of Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.

“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 2019 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 all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel also put on an impressive show dominating all other pickups in the competition.

“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 yet another strong endorsement for the Jeep and Ram brands.”

More than 25 NWAPA automotive 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.

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