Four Wheeler of the year 2018: Always Bring Protection! #FWOTY18

A look at the tow hooks and recovery gear at Four Wheelerof the Year 2018

Four Wheeler of the Year is by no means a pavement princess pageant—we get stuck. Part of our evaluation process of the vehicles in our annual competition is how well equipped they are when it comes to getting out of a mudhole, snowdrift, or whatever compromising off-road situation you might encounter. We also look at how well protected the oil-containing parts of the vehicle are from pokes and prods from the local geology. Take a look at how well protected the rigs are this year, and how easy it is to drag them out of a hole.

Skidplates and recovery gear was only one area of testing in this year's Four Wheeler of the Year, so make sure to follow the hashtag #FWOTY18 on the Four Wheeler Network website and social media outlets to see how our vehicles performed. Other areas of testing for the week were track measurements such as acceleration and braking, hill climbing, sand driving, and overall highway performance. Over 5 days we traveled over many miles of highway and off-road trails to properly evaluate the performance of the vehicles in all areas of the test. Surfaces ranging from sand to slush were tested for all vehicles.