The Ultimate Factory 4×4 Shootout pitted the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the 2013 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, the 2013 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X, the 2012 RAM Power Wagon, the 2012 Toyota 4Runner Trail, and the 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series.
The Best Off-Road Package is searched for every year by FourWheeler magazine, and the Four Wheeler of the Year competition is held in Chrylser’s Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan for both trail tests and performance battling.
The way that 4×4 Off Road Trail Tests and the The Ultimate Factory 4×4 Shootout is chosen is by FourWheeler.com partnering up with PickupTrucks.com and inviting each and every current 4×4 that offers a factory off-road package to join up in Michigan to battle head-to-head for the claim of off-road king.
The testing also expanded this year to the Mounds Off-Road Vehicle Area of Mount Morris, MI, where they devoured the rocks, sand and mud in the damp conditions.
The Chrysler Group dominated as the results are here:
1st – 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2nd – 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
3rd – 2012 RAM Power Wagon
4th – 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series
5th – 2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X
6th – 2012 Toyota 4Runner Trail
7th – 2012 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X