You've seen the first video from our Ultimate 4x4 Shootout highlighting the various attributes of the Ford SVT Raptor. Now it's the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X's turn. You can expect another tomorrow, then another on Friday, with the full story coming next week.
As we noted, this all started when we heard from you after we published the controversial Duel In The Desert (Raptor vs. RamRunner) story. More than a few readers noted the competition could be considered unfair because the Raptor was a factory-built supermodel and the RamRunner was basically an aftermarket Frankenstein.
Fine, we said, so we've set out to test our way to the champion of all factory-offered four-wheel drive packages: We asked the manufacturers to send us their best so we could compete them in head-to-head competition, culminating in ou first-ever Ultimate 4x4 Shootout. The four trucks we have for this contest, in alphabetical order by brand, are the Ford SVT Raptor, Nissan Frontier PRO-4X (below), Ram Power Wagon and Toyota Tacoma Baja. We should note, with a new truck on the horizon, GM declined to participate.