Earlier this year, the 2018 Dodge Durango was named the Winter SUV of the Year during the eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition. This competition was hosted by the New England Motor Press Association, which lauded the Durango for its performance no matter the weather conditions and its spacious interior that seats up to seven.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did exceptionally well at the Winter Vehicle Competition this year, earning more awards than any other automaker. The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler won the NEMPA Heritage Award; the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk earned the Extreme Vehicle Award; and the 2018 Ram 1500 was named the Best in Class – Pickup Truck.
“The Durango has the ability to handle everything New England weather can throw at it,” explained John Paul, NEMPA president. “With seating for seven, engine choices that can satisfy just about any buyer and the ability to negotiate roads less traveled, the Durango was the clear choice for the NEMPA Official Winter SUV of the Year. Once again, Jeep® had a strong showing with the Grand Cherokee being a perennial winner and when powered by a 707-horsepower engine, it blows away the competition. The Wrangler, from its earliest days to the latest version available today, is legendary. The Ram 1500 was an easy choice from NEMPA members, thanks in part to its controlled, comfortable ride, powertrain choices and interiors that can rival some luxury cars. The Ram 1500 can be summed up in three words: capable, comfortable, and powerful.”
To determine the winners in each category, the NEMPA members evaluated vehicles in real-world driving conditions in New England.
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