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4x4 Of The Year Competitors - Score Card

Inspecting Vehicle
Posted February 1, 2005

Previous 4x4 of the year winners2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-82003 Lexus GX 4702002 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 HO V-8)2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (five-speed auto transmission)2000 Toyota Tundra1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 V-8 Limited)1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (5.9 V-8 Limited)1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (with center diff lock)1995 Dodge Ram (2500 V-10 longbed Club Cab)1994 Dodge Ram (1500 V-8 shortbed regular cab)1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee1992 Chevrolet Blazer (fullsize)1991 Dodge Dakota1990 Nissan Pathfinder (four-door)1989 Toyota pickup1988 Jeep Cherokee (4.0 engine)1987 Nissan Pathfinder (two-door)1986 Ford Ranger1985 Isuzu Trooper II1984 Jeep Cherokee (2.8 engine)1983 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

Test Structure

Ride & Drive (30% of total points)
Urban Grand Cherokee
Highway Grand Cherokee
High Speed Dirt & Gravel Tacoma
Sand Grand Cherokee
Rockcrawling Wrangler Rubicon
nHillclimbing Wrangler Rubicon
Braking Quality Grand Cherokee
Overall Grand Cherokee
Empirical (25% of total points)
Torque/Weight Ratio Grand Cherokee
11/44-mile Acceleration Grand Cherokee
60-0 Braking LR3
Load-carrying Capacity Power Wagon
nMiles Per Gallon Liberty
Price As Tested Frontier
Overall Frontier
Mechanical (25% of total points)
Engine's Available Power Grand Cherokee
Transmission Grand Cherokee
4WD/Low-range Engage Wrangler Rubicon
Steering Grand Cherokee
nFit and Finish Power Wagon
Drivetrain Performance LR3
Overall Grand Cherokee
Interior (10% of total points)
Ergonomics Grand Cherokee
nAppearance, Fit and Finish Grand Cherokee
Appointments Grand Cherokee
nPerceived Noise Level Grand Cherokee
Overall Grand Cherokee
Exterior (10% of total points)
Body Styling Power Wagon
Cargo Power Wagon
Four-wheeling Attributes Power Wagon
Fit and Finish Grand Cherokee
Overall Power Wagon

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