Every year, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) gears up for a major event, the Texas Truck Rodeo. This year, the Rodeo featured a grand total of 82 models, ranging from pickups to SUVs, from crossovers to commercial vehicles. All the models went through a grueling two days of challenges, including on- and off-road courses, before the 72 TAWA members in attendance made their decisions about the best models across a range of categories. And while no win is guaranteed, it will come as no surprise to anyone who has driven a new RAM or Jeep® model that they brought FCA US LLC more awards than any other manufacturer.

Several RAM models impressed the TAWA journalists, with the 2017 RAM 1500 Rebel making 33 runs, more than any other vehicle in the competition. The 2017 RAM Power Wagon may have been driven a little less, but it topped the scoring in several areas and set new benchmarks in the exterior, performance, and personal appearance categories. In fact, the 2017 RAM Power Wagon impressed the judges so much they named it the Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas. And when it comes to comfort and luxury, it was a RAM model that impressed yet again, with the 2017 RAM 1500 Longhorn being named Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas. Jeep models dominated as well, just as they have in previous years. The Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Cherokee both marked multiple wins, with the 2017 Jeep Cherokee winning the Compact Sport Utility Vehicle segment for the fourth year in a row, and the 2017 Jeep Renegade marking its second year as Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas. But it was the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2017 Jeep Wrangler that really stood out, each marking their seventh consecutive year at the top. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee won the Midsize SUV category, and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler was named Off-Road SUV of Texas.

Here at your Monroe Jeep and RAM dealership, we think our drivers deserve the best trucks on the market, and thanks to TAWA, now we know what they are. Stop by today for the perfect off-road pickup in the 2017 RAM Power Wagon, or enjoy TAWA’s favorite midsize SUV when you drive off the lot in a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Monroe drivers are just a short trip away from great trucks at great prices here at Monroe Superstore.