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2009 4x4 Of The Year Results

Results Chart
Posted February 1, 2009
TEST STRUCTURE
CATEGORY RANKED HIGHEST
RIDE & DRIVE (50% of total points)
Urban/Highway {{{Dodge}}} Ram
High-Speed Dirt & Gravel Dodge Ram
Sand {{{Suzuki}}} Equator
Rockcrawling {{{Hummer H3}}}
Hillclimbing {{{Hummer H3T}}}
OVERALL SUZUKI EQUATOR
EMPIRICAL (25% of total points)
Torque/Weight Ratio Dodge Ram
1/4-mile Acceleration Dodge Ram
60-0 Braking {{{Kia Borrego}}}
Load-Carrying Capacity {{{Ford F-150}}}
Fuel Economy {{{Hummer}}} {{{H3T}}}
Price As Tested Suzuki Equator
OVERALL DODGE RAM/SUZUKI EQUATOR
MECHANICAL (10% of total points)
Engine's Available Power Dodge Ram
Transmission Hummer H3T
Transfer Case Hummer {{{H3}}}
Steering Hummer H3
Brakes Dodge Ram/Hummer H3T
Suspension Dodge Ram
OVERALL DODGE RAM

4-WHEELING ATTRIBUTES (5% of total points)
Clearance Hummer H3
Protection Hummer H3
Recovery Hummer H3
OVERALL HUMMER H3



INTERIOR (5% of total points)
Ergonomics Suzuki Equator
Appearance, Fit & Finish Dodge Ram
Perceived Noise Level (NVH) Toyota Sequoia
OVERALL DODGE RAM



EXTERIOR (5% of total points)
Body Styling Hummer H3T
Cargo Dodge Ram
Fit & Finish Toyota Sequoia
Overall Dodge Ram



Previous 4x4 of the year winners
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (IFS)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-8
2003 Lexus GX 470
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 HO V-8)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (five-speed auto transmission)
2000 Toyota Tundra
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 V-8 Limited)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (5.9 V-8 Limited)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (w/ center diff lock)
1995 Dodge Ram (2500 V-10 longbed Club Cab)
1994 Dodge Ram (1500 V-8 shortbed regular cab)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1992 Chevrolet Blazer (fullsize)
1991 Dodge Dakota
1990 Nissan Pathfinder (four-door)
1989 Toyota pickup
1988 Jeep Cherokee (4.0 engine)
1987 Nissan Pathfinder (two-door)
1986 Ford Ranger
1985 Isuzu Trooper II
1984 Jeep Cherokee (2.8 engine)
1983 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

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