2014 Ram 1500 named Truck of Texas, Chrysler Cleans Up at Truck Rodeo

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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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