Ram Heavy Haulers Take on Texas
November 17, 2015
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:
Full-Size Pickup Truck: 2016 Ram 1500
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2016 Ram 2500
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
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.