Each year the Texas Auto Writers Association holds its annual Texas Truck Rodeo, where journalists test the latest offerings from the automakers and decide what vehicles, in a list of classes, get top honors. And the results are in.
For 2011, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee has been announced as the SUV of Texas. The first all-new vehicle from the new Chrysler, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a bold step forward for the struggling American automaker with an impressive new look and much-improved interior quality. It retains all its off-road credentials and makes big strides in fuel economy with a base V6 that even gets a bump in horsepower.
In the truck category, the 2011 ‘Truck of Texas’ title was awarded to the Ram Laramie Longhorn, while Ford took away top honors as the Truck Line of Texas.
Hit the jump for a breakdown of the rest of the winners, and read our review of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee by hitting the link below:
2011 Texas Auto Writers Association awards:
Full-Size Pickup Truck: 2011 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4×4
Mid-Size Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4×2 Texas Edition
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2011 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab 4×4
Outstanding Feature: Ford/MyFordTouch
CUV of Texas: Nissan Juke