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Four Wheeler of the Year 2019 Day 4: Traction Control #FWOTY19

Posted in News on December 6, 2018
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Photographers: Four Wheeler Network Staff

Day Four of Four Wheeler of the Year 2019 was the coldest one yet! Winter has arrived to the mountains, and we were hot on its heels with our Pickup Truck of the Year competitors (Chevy Silverado Trail Boss, GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, Ram 1500 Rebel, and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro) and SUV of the Year competitors (Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover HSE).

While out on the trails, we encountered a steep, snow-covered rutted hill that would surely test how well our vehicles could keep power routed to the wheels with the most traction.

With traction control gear ranging from Toyota’s Crawl Control to the Wrangler’s front and rear locking differentials, we witnessed a variety of strategies for conquering the snowy ruts.

Snow driving wasn’t limited to the trails as the local roads were covered in the sloppy white stuff from a recent storm, giving plenty of chances for our judges to observe how each truck and SUV handled less-than-optimal pavement conditions.

Be sure to follow along on fourwheeler.com, as well as our Facebook and Instagram feeds, as we put our group of SUVs and pickup trucks to the ultimate weeklong off-road test. Which truck and SUV will come away with the coveted Pickup Truck of the Year and SUV of the Year Award? More to come.

See ALL the pictures below!

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