RAM 1500 Wins Truck of the Texas Award

RAM 1500 Wins Truck of the Texas Award

Written by Cuero Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

For the third consecutive year, the RAM 1500 has taken the top honors as the official Truck of Texas at the Texas Truck Rodeo, which is hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association. The RAM 1500 also won the best Full-size Pickup Truck, Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, and Off-road Pickup Truck. This year's rodeo had all the proper protocols in place and had limited members of the media. The TAWA also invested a significant amount of time on the off-road course, where the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 TRX excelled. Please continue reading for more information about the award and the RAM 1500 itself.

About the RAM 1500

Once again, the RAM 1500 dominated the competition with a combination of powerful engines and luxury and tech features. Three engine options are available for the RAM 1500, with the first being a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out an astounding 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Optional is a 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 395 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque, available for the Trackhawk, Overland, and Summit. There is also a diesel option in the form of a diesel-powered and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that gives drivers 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Features for the RAM 1500 are also plentiful, thanks to its six trim levels. The base Tradesman is nicely equipped with 18-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, trailer sway damping, and a 5-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker stereo. Moving up to the Big Horn brings an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Off-road features are prominent on the Rebel trim with features such as hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, an electronic locking rear axle, upgraded shocks, and all-terrain tires. You can find luxury on the Longhorn and Laramie with features such as power mirrors, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, side steps, reclining heated rear seats with under storage, and a spray-in bedliner with in-bed lighting.

About the RAM 1500 TRX

New to the RAM 1500 lineup is the TRX, and it comes with a powerful supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes a pavement-pounding 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Like the RAM 1500 lineup test, the engine pairs nicely with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You also get the option of a four-wheel-drive system. Several performance-enhancing options are available for the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, such as a head-up display, reverse steering control, and RamBox cargo storage. There are even performance pages that provide you with launch control with launch assist, which will regulate the engine's RPM while monitoring wheel slip feedback to achieve the fastest possible acceleration rate.

The Texas Auto Writers Association

Formed in 1985, the Texas Auto Writers Association provides an avenue for automotive journalists to promote professional growth, development, and networking. These top professionals sought to create an event unique to Texas and what they created was the TAWA Truck Rodeo. Since 1992, several Truck Rodeos have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury, and Spring Branch. Now Truck Rodeo's are held in Dripping Springs. Starting in 2003, the TAWA has held events for sedans, sports cars, and other vehicles not allowed in the Truck Rodeo. Today the event is called the Texas Auto Roundup, and it's held every year. You can find more information by heading to their website.

Get a new RAM 1500 or RAM 1500 TRX at Cuero Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

The RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 TRX are not only two of the most powerful trucks on the planet, but they are filled to the brim with features and off-road capability. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Texas Truck of the Year by heading down to Cuero Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and scheduling one with our amazing sales team! We can't wait to put you behind the wheel of these incredible pickups, but if you can't make it down to our dealership, be sure to check out our entire new inventory here on our website.

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