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Texas Auto Writers Association Names the 2017 Truck of Texas

More than 71 vehicles valued at nearly $4 million were evaluated in 17 categories over a two-day period.

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) recently held their annual two-day Truck Rodeo to vote on which truck would win the coveted Truck of Texas award.  This marks the 26th year the association has hosted this event, and this year the competition was again sponsored by the Steel Market Development Institute.


There was also an opportunity for the 70+ journalists and photojournalists, mostly from Texas, to drive SUVs and CUVs and announce those best-in-class winners as well. This year's event was moved to the Longhorn River Ranch near Dripping Springs in the Texas Hill Country to provide a better off-road drive experience for the journalists to allow better decisions to be made.



With one truck manufacturer recently announcing the Texas market as their number one truck market worldwide, the stakes are very high to win the coveted Truck of Texas award. To win the moniker for Texas Truck of the Year, the winning truck competed against 23 trucks from many different truck categories such as mid-size, full-size, heavy duty, luxury, off-road, and commercial; so the competition is stiff.


A formal presentation ceremony of the awards will take place in November immediately prior to the San Antonio Auto &Truck Show.


The list of the winners from all categories includes:


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


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Texas Auto Writers Association

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