The 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the 4×4 of the year.
The 2007 JeepÃ‚Â® Wrangler Rubicon beat out three Chevys, a Hummer, a Toyota, a Kia and a GMC to capture the coveted 4×4 of the Year award by 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine.
It’s no easy task. Think of it as the 4×4 world’s version of fraternity hazing. Competitors have to show their stuff on a grueling 1,000 mile test which looks at its suspension, engine, transmission and transfer case along with the style and creature comforts. The most important test though, is how well the beasts behave off-road
“This award is the ultimate pinnacle,” said Mike Donoughe, Chrysler Group Vice President, Body-on-Frame Product Team. “We are honored that 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine selected the ultimate off-road icon, our new all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, as 4×4 of the Year.”
Said Rick Pewe, Editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road: “The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon clearly won this year’s test, despite being pitted against formidable challengers. The fine mechanical attributes and classic styling and new- found comfort lifted the Jeep well above the competition, and the incredibly capable off-road ability helped propel it into the winners circle.”
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