Jeep and Ram Truck companies took part at the 21st "Mudfest" competition, organized by the Northwest Automobile Press Association (NWAPA). Each FCA US car has won the challenges in its own category. Furthermore, 2015 Jeep Renegade was rated "Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year". But this is not the only price, that Jeep took home.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade also took the price of the Compact Utility class and 2015 Jeep Cherokee is the winner of the Family Utility class. On the other hand, 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won the Pickup challenges and the 2015 Ram Power Wagon is the winner at Extreme Capability class. Look out, we are dealing with winners here!
The Jeep itself, the 2015 Renegade confidently enters the SUV family and stays true to its adventurous spirit. It comes with a wonderful capability, convenience and incredible drivetrain system. There is definitely a lot to be told for the latest family member. This model comes with improved driving dynamics, incredible fuel-efficient engines and of course, a lot of safety and technology features.
The 2015 Cherokee is definitely the ruler of the mid-sized SUVs. The Cherokee brings wonderful 4x4 capability, wonderful handling and road performance. The model is geared with numerous useful technologies, advanced safety additions and incredible capability.
Cherokee comes with two engine variations: the first one is 2.4-Liter Tigershark MultiAir2 and the second one is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6, which includes additional technology like the Engine Stop-Start, 4x4 innovative system and of course numerous technology goodies. Some of them are the 8.4-inch touch screen media display, additional 7-inch screen, incredible space and storage solutions and cargo flexibility.
2015 Ram 1500 on the other hand delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency system and numerous segment upgrades: the Ram is geared with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic gearbox, thermal manage system, active aerodynamics and air-intake-units. The 2015 Ram demonstrates a wonderful combinations between fuel efficiency, torque and towing capacity. In fact, this model is rated the best-in-class for its environment friendly engine system and it exceeds the EPA highway rating for top-ranked small pickup.
2015 Ram Power Wagon is the prove, that Ram is on the quest to create the ultimate pickup. The Heavy Duty line expands to demonstrate the Power Wagon, which comes with rigid off-road trails, heavy-duty 4x4 Crew Cab and numerous engineer tweaks, especially made for the off-road terrain.
All the Jeep and Ram models demonstrate not only ambition, but also incredible end results. Both brand and all the 2015 models deserve our attention, hopefully and yours. Tell me what you think in the comment section below!
More than 20 NWAPA automotive journalists spent two days testing vehicles on paved and off-road routes. Journalists tested 27 vehicles from 21 manufacturers to select winners in six categories: compact utility, family utility, premium compact utility, premium standard utility, pickups and extreme capability vehicles. The overall winner, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, was selected from the class winners to be named the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.
2015 Jeep Renegade The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand's global vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the fun-and-freedom lifestyle for which the Jeep brand is known. Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, world-class refinement, two fuel-efficient MultiAir engines with more than 30 mpg, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings.
2015 Jeep Cherokee There is a new king of the hill in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment: the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, premium on-road manners and superior ride and handling, a segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy ratings of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, world-class craftsmanship, state-of-the-art useful technology, more than 70 advanced safety and security features and best-in-class V-6 towing capability of 4,500 pounds.
Powered by a choice of two engines, the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 or the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6, which includes Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology and three innovative 4x4 systems that feature the first use of a fully automated disconnecting rear axle, the Jeep Cherokee revolutionizes the mid-size SUV segment. The Cherokee delivers state-of-the-art, easy-to-use technology that customers value, world-class craftsmanship and clever features like the available 8.4-inch touch screen media center, the seven-inch full-color instrument cluster display, inventive storage solutions and cargo flexibility not found elsewhere in the segment with the Jeep Cargo Management system.
2015 Ram 1500 The most recognizable pickup on the road delivers best-in-class fuel economy with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems and first-in-segment technologies: TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. The Ram 1500 delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, unsurpassed torque and a surplus of towing capability. The EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 earned a 29 mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup. It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup.
2015 Ram Power Wagon Ram Truck brand's quest to build the best pickups continues. Ram's Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 30,000 lbs. and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) at 37,600 lbs., but there's an additional title Ram Truck has always held: the most off-road-capable pickup. Built to master the most rigorous off-road trails, the Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific engineering enhancements, including a unique suspension with more than two inches of lift, locking differentials and a 12,000-pound winch to give the truck a significant advantage over all production pickups.
NWAPA NWAPA (www.nwapa.org) is a professional organization of automotive journalists and media members from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Founded in 1991, NWAPA includes 45 voting members representing more than 100 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, media groups and the Internet. Non-voting members include representatives from automotive manufacturers and related industry professionals.
Photos of the event are available at www.nwapa.org. About FCA US LLC FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."