2009 4x4 Of The Year Results

    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