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2015 Ford F-150 Takes Home Truck of Texas Award

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/13/2014 Jason Udy

The 2015 Ford F-150 was named Truck of Texas at the at the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo in San Antonio by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), bumping the Ram 1500, which won the award the last two years in a row. Additionally, Ford won the Truck Line of Texas award, while the new 2015 Lincoln MKC won the CUV of Texas award. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee won the SUV of Texas award.

Additionally, the 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew won the Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas award and the 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew was named the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas. The 2015 Ford F-150 also won the Best Technology award for its aluminum alloy body.

© Provided by MotorTrend For this year’s competition, 60 TAWA members drove and evaluated 75 vehicles over the course of two days at the Knibbe Ranch outside San Antonio. Criteria for the award include exterior styling, overall utility, off-road capability, value, and efficiency. This year’s event was sponsored by the Steel Market Development Institute.

Chrysler had a strong showing at this year’s event with its heavy-duty Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs. The 2015 Ram 2500 Longhorn was named the Heavy Duty Pickup of Texas, while the 2015 Ram Power Wagon earned the Off-road Pickup Truck of Texas award. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee won the SUV of Texas award, while the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 earned the Mid-size SUV of Texas and the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4 earned the distinction of Mid-size Luxury SUV of Texas. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee won the Compact SUV of Texas award and the 2015 Jeep Wrangler won Off-road Utility Vehicle of Texas.

Check out the full list of award winners from the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo in San Antonio by the Texas Auto Writers Association:

Overall Awards:
Truck of Texas: 2015 Ford F-150
SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
CUV of Texas: 2015 Lincoln MKC
Truck Line of Texas: Ford

Trucks:
Mid-size Pickup of Texas: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4WD
Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas: 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew
Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas: 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew
Heavy Duty Pickup of Texas: 2015 Ram 2500 Longhorn
Off-road Pickup Truck of Texas: 2015 Ram Power Wagon

Crossovers:
Compact CUV of Texas: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring
Mid-size CUV of Texas: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Full-Size CUV of Texas: 2015 Kia Sedona SX
Luxury CUV of Texas: 2015 Lincoln MKC

SUVs:
Compact SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Cherokee
Mid-size SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4
Full-size SUV of Texas: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Compact Luxury SUV of Texas: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5 door
Mid-size Luxury SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
Full-size Luxury SUV of Texas: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali
Off-road Utility Vehicle of Texas: 2015 Jeep Wrangler

Commercial:
Commercial Vehicle of Texas: 2015 Ford Transit 250 MR

Technology:
Best technology: Ford F-150 Aluminum Alloy Body
Best connectivity: Chrysler Group's Uconnect Access
Best powertrain: Chrysler 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel

Source: Texas Auto Writers Association, Ford, Chrysler

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