CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PickupTrucks.com, the authority for new and used pickup truck buyers, announced today the Ford SVT Raptor as the winner of its Ultimate 4X4 Shootout. The shootout pitted the Ford SVT Raptor V-8, Nissan Frontier PRO-4X V-6, Ram power Wagon ST V-8 and Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja V-6 against each other in a series of tests to determine which is the top 4x4 on the market.
"There was a lot to like about Ford's SVT Raptor, whether for just driving around town or navigating a nasty stretch of remote terrain," said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. "We searched for some of the toughest terrain we could find and were most impressed with how well the electronic controls meshed perfectly with the suspension and four-wheel drive system – all of it worked seamlessly together to help make the Raptor the clear winner."
Experts from PickupTrucks.com and Four Wheeler Magazine teamed up to put these four off-road trucks through 10 tests that included acceleration, braking, fuel economy, value, hauling, overall ride, an off-road package analysis, and a series of tough off-road challenges.
"The goal of this shootout was simple—we put four trucks with four different 4x4 off-road packages through the most extreme challenges we could find in order to determine which factory off-road package was the best all-around champion," said Williams.The Toyota TRD Baja V-6 was a close runner-up, placing first or second in more than half of the tests. Following the Baja is the Ram Power Wagon in third with the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in fourth. To see more detailed results and information from the Ultimate 4x4 shootout visit www.PickupTrucks.com. ABOUT PICKUPTRUCKS.COM PickupTrucks.com is a website dedicated to the distinct needs of pickup truck buyers and owners. In addition to thousands of new- and used-truck listings, PickupTrucks.com offers relevant information and powerful tools so that truck buyers can make the right decision on what to buy, where to buy, how much to pay and how to outfit their vehicles. The site features expert truck reviews, the latest truck news, a pickup truck configurator, pricing calculators, user generated ratings and more. ABOUT CARS.COM Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many other tools. Cars.com put millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). SOURCE Cars.com