At the end of April, the Northwest Automotive Press Association hosted their 21st annual “Mudfest” competition. Each FCA US LLC vehicle that was entered won its respective category and the all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade was honored as the “Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year” by NWAPA journalists. Keep reading for more information.

Over a two day period more than 20 NWAPA automotive journalists tested vehicles in both on and off road environments. There were 27 vehicles that were entered by 21 different manufacturers. The journalists had to select winners for six categories including:

  • Compact utility
  • Family utility
  • Premium compact utility
  • Premium standard utility
  • Pickups and extreme capability vehicles.

“Following two days of extensive testing, I think it’s clear that Jeep has something special with the new Renegade Trailhawk,” said Ryan Douthit, co-chair of the event. “Don’t let its size fool you: this is one capable little machine. Even though it did extremely well in our sealed-surface slalom and braking tests, it was the smallest Jeep’s remarkable off-road abilities that really impressed our members.”

“The journalists push vehicles to their limits; this competition is not for the meek and faint of heart. FCA came to the table ready for a tough fight and they played rough and tough, driving away with a trunk full of trophies.” said Nik Miles, president of NWAPA.

The 2015 Jeep Renegade was named the winner of the Compact Utility Class and the 2015 Jeep Cherokee won the Family Utility class.

The friendly sales team at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM encourages you to stop by our Cincinnati area lot to check out any of our Jeep vehicles in stock. You will soon learn why these vehicles are earning such high honors. So come experience the new or pre-owned Jeep vehicles we have in stock. We look forward to seeing you soon.