Trucks are king in Texas, so the annual Truck of Texas awarded by the Texas Auto Writers Association gives automakers big bragging rights. This year's Texas Truck Rodeo featured 63 trucks, crossover and SUVs, and the 2014 Ram 1500 took home the prestigious Truck of Texas, giving the pickup back-to-back wins for this award. The good news didn't stop there for Chrysler Group, as Ram, Dodge and Jeep dominated most other categories, accounting for 15 of the possible 24 awards.

Ram also was named the Truck Line of Texas winning seven individual awards – including Best Powertrain with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, Best Technology with the new Heavy Duty rear coil suspension and Best Commercial Vehicle with the 2014 Ram Promaster. The Jeep Grand Cherokee won two individual awards to be named the SUV of Texas, while the Hyundai Santa Fe was named the Crossover of Texas, and Nissan picked up three awards, too. Scroll down for the full list of categories and winners.

Compact CUV: 2013 Nissan Juke
Midsize CUV: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD
Fullsize CUV: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4x4
Luxury CUV: 2014 Acura MDX
Compact SUV: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Midsize SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel 4x4
Fullsize SUV: 2014 Dodge Durango
Compact Luxury SUV: 2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD
Midsize Luxury SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Diesel 4x4
Fullsize Luxury SUV: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover
Off-Road SUV: 2014 Jeep Wrangler
Midsize Pickup Truck: 2013 Nissan Frontier Pro4X
Fullsize Pickup Truck: 2014 Ram 1500
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
Off-Road Pickup Truck: 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Commercial Vehicle: Ram Promaster
Best Powertrain: Ram/Jeep 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6
Best Connectivity: Ram/Jeep/Dodge Uconnect Access Via Mobile
Best Technology: Ram Five-link Coil Rear Suspension
CUV of Texas: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
SUV of Texas: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Truck of Texas: 2014 Ram 1500
Truck Line of Texas: Ram


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      Luke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ram go Truck of Texas? That's bad news for GM and its fans....
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luke
        Is it? I doubt many owners of -insert vehicle here- are that upset they didn't win the truck of Texas award.
          Luke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          You don't think winning that award matters? You're very much mistaken. It's up there with Motor Trend's Truck of the Year.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai really? lol they will give awards to anyone. I am from Texas and am ashamed of that one/ Must have been some cash under the table from Hyundai and Nissan.
        onewayroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        I can't say Ford would have been expecting much considering how old the F-150 is now, but the GM twins?
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crossover of Texas sounds like an oxymoron.
      maa2626
      • 1 Year Ago
      traded my very nice, always broken power stroke for a cummins 6 speed. probably last truck I will need and I am 53.
      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Dodge is the nicest looking truck out there. (I still call it Dodge) Ford and Chevy are squared off. Never thought Dodge could out style the other two but to me it does. Good job Chrysler group!
      4gasem
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've got a 2013 RAM 1500 Sport which is the same as the 2014 and I never thought I'd own one until I started speccing it out. I've got to say, it's a great running, smooth riding truck and it does what this yuppie truck user needs. It pulls the boat with ease, and with the RamBox system it makes loading up my two sons (3 years old and 10 months old) and all their gear easier than ever. Don't judge Chrysler for their old products. Sure, they still have some work to do, but they've got this truck dialed in pretty well IMO. JMO
        dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @4gasem
        Do you put both sons in one of the ram boxes or one box for each boy?
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @4gasem
        But this is Autoblog where most peoples opinions and knowledge are about vehicles they have zero experience with.
          4gasem
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Hahaha... It's all about their opinions and hearsay.
          Ed
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          More insightful than the trolls on blogs who say things like "this brand sucks!" or "that brand is junk!"
          bookemd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Nope, this is autoblog where people like you come to get attention.
      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Best Technology with the new Heavy Duty [five-link] rear coil suspension" ^^^ Did anyone catch this? Now, I know that the suspension of most trucks is dated by a few decades, but when is this considered "new technology". It is a good application but I am weary considering this the best technological advancement. I am amazed at all the Chrysler products on this list. Normally I consider them dead-last is just about everything.
        Ed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FutureDoc
        Dead last doc? The RAM truck was also Motor Trend truck of the year, North American Truck of the year, Consumer Reports top rated, Consumer Digest "Best Buy", Edmunds "Consumer Top Rated", Kelly Blue Book "most refined truck". The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV of all time. Check the facts if you don't believe me. And keep up mate!
        wayoflife73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FutureDoc
        Jeep have improved dramatically over the last 3 years and many of their products are now world class...time for you to catch up mate
          wayoflife73
          • 1 Year Ago
          @wayoflife73
          Lukey maaaaaate, you need to think more before your post as there is no Chrysler on the list so Chrysler must mean the brands within, hence jeep being apart of Chrysler. So where you going mate...keep up
          Luke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @wayoflife73
          Jeep? He's talking about Ram. Try to keep up mate.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @wayoflife73
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        OffRoaderWrangler
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FutureDoc
        If you knew what it took to get coils to work in the back of a heavy duty! There's a reason the other truck manufacturers don't even have them on their Light duty! It's a heck of a lot of engineering.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @OffRoaderWrangler
          GM has rear coils in Tahoes and Subs.
          Ed
          • 1 Year Ago
          @OffRoaderWrangler
          Leafs are cheaper to make, since you don't have to make any links to locate the axle.
          foamypirate
          • 1 Year Ago
          @OffRoaderWrangler
          Chevrolet had coils on their 1/2 tons in 1967 through 1972. I think there are different reasons for using leaf springs than \"a heack of a lot of engineering.\"
      Ed
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Texas, they use trucks as trucks, not oversized grocery getters. The RAM was also motor trends truck of the year and Consumer Reports over all winner. Edmunds called RAM "consumer top rated" and Kelly Blue Book called it "most refined pickup" Check your facts if you do not believe me instead of taking the baseless troll comments.
      ScottC
      • 1 Year Ago
      This has really got to frost Ford's and GM's a$$. They each get ONE award and Chrysler got FIFTEEN. Once Chrysler got out from under the yoke of Mercedes Benz, they went into overdrive. Great job from a great company.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ScottC
        Actually not really. It doesn't mean anything Ford N Gm know who's King in Texas and it ain't Dodge/Ram
      Lester
      • 1 Year Ago
      The real Truck of Texas is decided by the buyers, and it is not a Dodge.
        Ed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lester
        Texans buy more hamburger then steak also. I guess that means hamburger is better then.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ed
          Ur logic makes no sense. Everywhere people buy more hamburgers then steak.
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ed
          And what about a steak burger where does that fall?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lester
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        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lester
        Correct lester. If anyone spent anytime in Texas they'd know Texans love GM halftons. Also they love their Ford SuperDuty 3/4 tons n 1 tons
          MotatoTopato
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          half ton gm's and ford super duties arent just limited to texas, pretty much anywhere in the country you'll see them way more than any dodges. ****, there's more of em than there are corollas and camrys even!! however, that doesn't make em any better than the dodge, imo that actually makes em worse. but thats just me, i like being a little different.
        bookemd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lester
        Bingo!
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some picks might be stretching the value equation just a bit when considering the actual as tested price. I think most people if they are going to spend $50K or more on a vehicle will get a Luxury brand. Example is the Grand Cherokee 4x4 Diesel Summit ... the MSRP will be $55K. Might be a good vehicle, way over priced however. Not many going to drop that on a Jeep ... bottomline.
        OffRoaderWrangler
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        30% of the GC sales are for Limiteds and Overland Summits......I think people are dropping that.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        I don't know I see plenty of top trim level GC's that are in the $50k range. People are obviously buying them. It comes down to any vehicle. Do you want a fully loaded non-luxury branded vehicle, or a lesser equipped luxury vehicle. Take the Ford Fusion for instance. I've seen quite a few AWD Titanium models on the road. That's a $35k car right there. You could have a low optioned 3 series. Depends what is more important to the buyer, potentially more features, or having a more prestigious emblem on the front.
        wayoflife73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        What like a Rangie which will be lucky to get you home or a Toyota LC 200 which has known history of blowing motors
      • 1 Year Ago
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