Who has most winners in Winter Vehicle Competition?
We do, that’s who.

Sure, right now nobody wants to think about winter. But, there IS something to be said for planning ahead.

Besides, if a vehicle can handle winter we can conclude it’s probably perfect for Minnesota anytime.

So, here’s the news…

Led by the DODGE DURANGO, we cleaned up at the eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition hosted by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA), with Dodge, Jeep, et al taking home more awards than any other manufacturer with four.

1. 2018 DODGE DURANGO was named Winter SUV of the Year.
2. 2018 RAM 1500 was named Best in Class — Pickup Truck. 
3. 2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK earned the Extreme Vehicle Award.
4. 2018 JEEP WRANGLER was named NEMPA Heritage Award winner.

“The Durango has the ability to handle everything winter can throw at it,” said John Paul, NEMPA president. “With seating for seven, engine choices that can satisfy just about any buyer and the ability to negotiate roads less traveled, the Durango was the clear choice for the NEMPA Official Winter SUV of the Year. 

“The Ram 1500 was an easy choice from NEMPA members, thanks in part to its controlled, comfortable ride, powertrain choices and interiors that can rival some luxury cars. The Ram 1500 can be summed up in three words: capable, comfortable and powerful,” Paul added. “And, once again, Jeep had a strong showing with the Grand Cherokee being a perennial winner and, when powered by a 707-horsepower engine, it blows away the competition. The Wrangler, from its earliest days to the latest version available today, is legendary.”
NEMPA members evaluated a wide variety of vehicles from various manufacturers that covered several categories. Journalists cycled through each vehicle throughout New England leading up to the official day of testing and scoring that took place in February at NEMPA headquarters in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
The New England Motor Press Association was founded in 1987 to coordinate professional media coverage of the auto industry in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, states all very familiar with winter. 

Right now at Barnett you can lease a LOADED 2018 Dodge Durango GT AWD with Blacktop Package for $349 a month.*  We have a LOADED 2018 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 with Hemi V8 for just $299 a month.** Also, there’s a pair of Jeep Wranglers—both LOADED. A 2018 Wrangler 4-Door 4x4 for $249 a month+, and an ’18 Wrangler JL Unlimited 4-Door 4x4 at $279 a month.++ You’ll find many more offers and specials, so stop in and ask us for details or click here to see them all.

And don’t forget the exclusive FREE Million Mile Warranty that comes with every NEW vehicle purchased from Barnett! See your Barnett sales associate for details on all the offers, and on the Million Mile Warranty. 

Offers end 7/2/18. OAC. See dealer for details. 10,000 miles per year. Security deposit waived. $2,999 plus first month’s payment, tax, license and fees due at signing. *42 mos, MSRP $43,830. **36 mos, MSRP $47,835. +36 mos, MSRP $40,620. ++42 mos, MSRP $36,225. 
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