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2003 4x4 of the Year

Posted in Project Vehicles on October 15, 2002
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Chevy Silverado. Chevy Silverado.
Dodge Ram Hemi. Dodge Ram Hemi.
Dodge Ram HD Diesel. Dodge Ram HD Diesel.
Ford Excursion. Ford Excursion.
Ford Expedition. Ford Expedition.
Ford Explorer. Ford Explorer.
Ford F-150. Ford F-150.
Ford Ranger. Ford Ranger.
Ford Super Duty F-250. Ford Super Duty F-250.
GMC Yukon 1500. GMC Yukon 1500.
GMC Yukon XL 2500. GMC Yukon XL 2500.
Hummer H2. Hummer H2.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Kia Sorento. Kia Sorento.
Lexus GX470. Lexus GX470.
Toyota 4Runner. Toyota 4Runner.

It’s that time of year again. The staff has been busy putting the new-for-’03 vehicles through the paces--sand, hill, rockcrawling, racetrack, highway, and much more--to determine which is the 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year. While we are busy judging which vehicle performs best, we are wondering which one you think will win the coveted title.

Your choices? You have 16 (yes, sixteen) to mull over:

Chevy Silverado (with Quadrasteer)

Dodge Ram 1500 (with 5.7L Hemi)

Dodge Ram HD (with H.O. 5.9L turbodiesel)

Ford Excursion (with 6.0L PowerStroke diesel)

Ford Expedition (all new)

Ford Explorer with Advance Trac (stability system)

Ford F-150 FX4 (off-road package)

Ford Ranger FX4 Level II (off-road package)

Ford Super Duty F-250 (with 6.0L PowerStroke diesel)

GMC Yukon 1500 (with Stabilitrak)

GMC Yukon XL 2500 (with Quadrasteer)

Hummer H2 (all-new vehicle)

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (off-road package)

Kia Sorento (all-new vehicle)

Lexus GX470 (all-new vehicle)

Toyota 4Runner (all new)

To find out which vehicle does win our competition, pick up the February issue, on sale 1/7!

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