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Mudfest 2014 Winners Announced

Press release announcing the winners and selected photos from NWAPA's 2014 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year competition.
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2014 Mudfest Announced

For 2014, the NWAPA Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year (“Mudfest”) event will be held at the Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington. We’ll be testing the best outdoor vehicles on a variety of courses, plus we have some new surprises to offer!…
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2013 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

Snoqualmie, Wash. – April 22, 2013 – The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) today crowns the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee as the 2013 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee demonstrated outstanding performance, features and value after rigorous testing during NWAPA’s annual Mudfest competition.…
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Mudfest 2013 Info

Mudfest will be returning to the DirtFish Rally School for 2013. Here, NWAPA members will have an opportunity to drive today’s hottest crossovers and SUVs on a variety of test surfaces. New this year is an epic technical offroad course that will challenge any production vehicle!…
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2012 SUV of the Year Announced

Following the annual SUV of the Year test event, affectionately referred to as “Mudfest”, NWAPA announced their choices for each category, as well as the coveted SUV of the Year award. Best Compact SUV: Mazda CX-5 Best Family SUV: 2013 Acura RDX Best Off-Road: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon SUV of the Year: 2012 Land Rover Evoque  …
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Mudfest 2012 Gallery

Mudfest 2012 was held at the DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington. March 27-28. Best Family SUV: 2013 Acura RDX Best Off-Road: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon SUV of the Year: 2012 Land Rover Evoque Best Compact SUV: Mazda CX-5  …
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Mudfest History

The heavy hitting 4×4 SUV market isn’t as significant as it was during the early years of the Mudfest event. However, the sport utility vehicle and crossover market is nonetheless a weighty portion of American automotive sales. Around late March each year, NWAPA members gather for two days in a remote and muddy location to test—both on and off road—the driving prowess of the industry’s latest SUV and CUV creations.…
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