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Ram Heavy Haulers Take on Texas

1500, 2500 win accolades at Texas Truck Rodeo

November 17, 2015

2016 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4x4

2016 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4×4

Ram, Jeep® and Dodge brands won several accolades this year at the Texas Truck Rodeo hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

After two days of challenging on- and off-road driving, TAWA members voted for the best-performing vehicles and FCA US brands secured eight of 24 awards, the most of any manufacturer at the event.

“The Truck Rodeo was extremely competitive this year with a record number of media and vehicle entries, so it’s impressive that the FCA brands received top awards in numerous categories,” Michael Marrs, TAWA president, said. “The Jeep brand SUVs continue to be favorites among TAWA voters, as every Jeep SUV won its category again this year. In addition, the Ram and Dodge brands also reclaimed titles.”

FCA brands receiving awards at the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo were:

Ram Brand
Full-Size Pickup Truck: 2016 Ram 1500
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2016 Ram 2500
Jeep Brand
Mid-Size SUV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Mid-Size Luxury SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Compact SUV: 2016 Jeep Cherokee
Off-Road Utility Vehicle: 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle: 2015 Jeep Renegade
Dodge Brand
Full-Size SUV: 2015 Dodge Durango

A total of 88 pickups, SUVs, crossovers and commercial vehicles were entered in the competition and 69 TAWA members judged the event. Members cast their votes after two days of on- and off-road vehicle evaluations. Consideration is given to everything from exterior/interior styling and off-road capability to the entrant’s overall utility, value and performance.