The 2021 Ram 1500 earned top honors for the third consecutiveyear as the Truck of Texas at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the TexasAutomotive Writers Association (TAWA). The Ram 1500 also won Full-size PickupTruck, Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas and Off-road Pickup Truck.
“The Ram brand impressed our TAWA members with an exceptional product lineup at the Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Kristin Shaw, TAWA president. “The 702-hp 2021 Ram 1500 TRX thrilled our members with incredible performance both off-road and on-road at the event; it crawled over the articulation obstacles with ease.”
This year’s Rodeo had extensive COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including limited number of media, mask-wearing requirements, social distancing, outdoor meetings and meals, and vehicles disinfected between test drives. TAWA also invested significant time and effort in a new off-road course where the lineup of FCA vehicles particularly excelled.
Twenty-seven Texas auto writers attended the event. Members cast their votes after conducting both 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.
Ram vehicles with top honors include:
Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500
Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas: 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie Night Edition
Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition
Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Best Powertrain: supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8
Best Towing Technology: Ram Heavy Duty 360-degree Surround View Camera
Best Infotainment: Uconnect