Ram Truck Takes Top Honors as Truck of Texas

November 13th, 2022 by

University Dodge Ram 1500

Ram Truck showed up and showed out with its Ram 1500 at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, taking the top honors as the Truck of Texas. The event is hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Ram Truck earned a total of six awards at the event, while Jeep picked up a few honors for its Wagoneer model. The Ram 1500 underwent two challenging days of on- and off-road driving before TAWA voted on the best performing vehicles. Stellantis, Ram’s parent company, secured eight of 19 possible awards. 

Not only did the Ram 1500 earn top honors with the Truck of Texas title, Ram also dominated the competition winning other awards such as Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas for the sixth consecutive year, Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas for a fifth consecutive year, and won the Luxury category for the seventh consecutive year as well. The Ram 1500 even picked up awards for Highest Personal Appeal and Best Performance.

“TAWA writers/jurors were able to drive both the Ram 1500 Limited and the high-performance TRX and both impressed on and off road. Ram Limited performed seamlessly and is both stunning and comfortable inside, while the TRX is pure fun and performance. The combination the Ram 1500 lineup offers impressed our jurors and makes it the Truck of Texas,” said Teia Collier, President of TAWA.

Ram 1500 Limited

The Ram 1500 Limited comes standard with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 beneath the hood, generating 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and award-winning active-level four corner air suspension. Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert also come standard for added safety. One of the best features of the Ram 1500 Limited is the standard 12-inch infotainment touchscreen display, although it is available as an upgrade on the Ram 1500’s other trims. Audiophiles will love the 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, as well as other interior comforts such as Natura plus leather bucket seats. 

Ram 1500 TRX

Much more than an everyday commuter destined to live its life on the pavement, the Ram 1500 TRX comes loaded with off-roading equipment. Some standard features include a reinforced frame, forged-aluminum front control arms, four-wheel-drive, 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, and Bilstein adaptive shocks. The 6.2-liter HEMI V8 that rests under the hood of the TRX gives the pickup unprecedented performance in a segment that’s often slogged down by size and weight. No other pickup on the market can match the style, quality, and overall comfort of the Ram 1500 TRX interior. Customized touches such as aluminum shift paddles, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and available suede and leather upholstery.

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Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis


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