Ram, Jeep garner Truck/SUV of Texas awards

The Jeep Wagoneer swept its categories in the Texas Truck Rodeo, winning the top prize (SUV of Texas) as well as the Full-Size Luxury SUV and Full-Size SUV categories.

Perennial winner Ram 1500 took Full-Size Pickup Truck, while Ram 2500 Power Wagon walked off with Heavy Duty Pickup Truck. The Ram TRX nabbed both Luxury and Off-Road awards, and the Hellcat was named best powertrain.

All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III
All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III

Jeep also won Midsized SUV (Grand Cherokee L) and Green Vehicle (Wrangler 4xe); the Best Infotainment System was Uconnect 5. However, the new Toyota Tundra was the surprise winner of the overall Truck of Texas award (the two overall awards are Truck of Texas, won by Ram for the past few years, and SUV of Texas, won by Wagoneer this year).

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