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Ram & Dodge Take Home Top Honors At Annual Texas Truck Rodeo:

Ram 1500 Named "Truck of Texas" For Third Consecutive Year...

The Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) have released their list of winners from the group’s annual Texas Truck Rodeo. Twenty-seven TAWA members traveled to the Star Hill Ranch near Austin, Texas back in October, to evaluate 39 pickup trucks and SUVs on an all-new off-road course. It wasn’t just the dirt that members got time driving on, as they hit the pavement as well. Vehicles were measured not just about performance on and off-road, but on their exterior, interior, performance, value, and appeal.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX. (Ram).

This year, the revised 2021 Dodge Durango took home the SUV of Texas title, while the 2021 Ram 1500 lineup took home the “Truck of Texas” title once again. It marks the third consecutive year that RAM has taken home top honors.

“The SUV and truck market in Texas is strong, and narrow margins between the vehicles confirmed just how competitive this market is this year, ” said TAWA President Kristin Shaw. “TAWA was the first journalist group to drive RAM’s new 1500 TRX and its impressive 702 horsepower 6.2-liter HEMI along with undeniable capability on and off-road convinced our journalist to rank the Ram 1500 number one in the Truck of Texas category.”

2021 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon. (Jeep).

The awards included the following…

  • 2021 Ram 1500
    • Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas – 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
    • Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas – 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition
    • Off-Road Truck of Texas – 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
    • Truck of Texas
  • 2021 Dodge Durango 
    • Full-Size SUV of Texas – 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
    • SUV of Texas
  • 2021 Jeep® Wrangler 
    • Off-Road SUV of Texas – 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon
  • 2021 Jeep® Gladiator
    • Midsize Pickup Truck of Texas – 2021 Jeep® Gladiator Mojave
  • 2020 Ram Heavy Duty
2020 Ram Heavy Duty 12-inch Uconnect Touchscreen. (Ram).

Vehicles weren’t the only thing that FCA took home awards for. There were a number of features that the automaker took home awards for, including…

Collectively, FCA brands secured the most awards of any manufacturer at the event.


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