As a member of TAWA – Texas Auto Writers Association, I have exciting news to announce from this week’s Texas Truck Rodeo. This year was the 26th Annual Truck Rodeo. Held in Dripping Springs Texas, the Texas Truck Rodeo featured 71 different vehicles competing in 17 categories for top honors.

2017 Texas Truck Rodeo Winners

Texas Truck of the Year

The 2017 award categories and winning vehicles of the Texas Truck Rodeo were:

Truck of Texas: 2017 Ford Super Duty

SUV of Texas: 2017 Nissan Armada

CUV of Texas: 2017 Volvo XC90

Truck line of Texas: Ford Motor Co.

Heavy duty pickup truck: 2017 Ford Super Duty

Best commercial vehicle: 2017 Nissan Titan XD Single Cab

Luxury pickup truck: 2017 RAM 1500

Off-road pickup: 2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon

Full-size pickup: 2017 Nissan Titan

Midsize pickup: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Best technology: Honda In-bed audio system

Best connectivity: FCA Uconnect Access

Best powertrain: 2017 Ford F-150 with 3.5 EcoBoost V-6 engine

Off-road utility vehicle: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Full-size luxury SUV: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mid-size luxury SUV: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Full-size SUV: 2017 Nissan Armada

Mid-size SUV: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Compact SUV: 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Full-size CUV: 2016 Mazda CX-9

Mid-size CUV: 2016 Nissan Murano

Compact CUV: 2016 Jeep Renegade

Luxury CUV: 2017 Volvo XC90

Truck of Texas – 2017 Ford Super Duty

Texas Truck of the Yearphoto credit: TAWA

This year’s Truck of Texas is the 2017 Ford Super Duty. Read more about the Super Duty:

The 2017 Super Duty® is the toughest and most capable Ford full-size pickup truck ever. All-new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy slashed the weight of the body. Some of that weight savings was then reinvested where it counts the most in a work truck – in an all-new fully boxed frame built of over 95 percent high-strength steel, stronger axles, beefier steering and chassis components. The result is a pickup that’s stronger than ever before, yet up to 350 pounds lighter.

 

Congrats to all of the winners!

Texas Auto Writers AssociationThe Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc. was founded in 1985 by automotive journalists who wanted to provide an avenue of professional growth, development and networking. These professionals sought to create an automotive event that was unique to Texas, and the result was the TAWA Truck Rodeo. Since 1992, Truck Rodeos have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury and Spring Branch, and now Dripping Springs.

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