FCA may not have won the top prizes at the Texas Auto Writers' Texas Truck Rodeo but it came away with the most trophies.


Out of 23 categories including crossovers, SUVs and pickups, FCA won seven. The next-highest total was Nissan, with six.

The Ram 2500 Power Wagon the most-honored FCA entry haul with wins for Offroad Pickup of Texas as well as qualitative analysis awards for Best Exterior, Best Performance, and Highest Personal Appeal. The Ram 1500 Longhorn was named Best Luxury Pickup.

In addition, the Ram 1500 Rebel was the most-often-driven vehicle of the 71 trucks and SUVs entered.

Jeeps took top honors in four categories. The Renegade Trailhawk repeated as the top Compact Crossover; the Cherokee was named Compact SUV of the Year for the fourth time; the Grand Cherokee collected its seventh consecutive trophy as it was voted Best Mid-Size SUV; and the Wrangler proved once again it has no equal, also picking up its seventh consecutive award as Best Offroad Utility.


FCA's Uconnect was voted as the best connectivity system.

FCA vehicles were also runners-up in three categories. The Dodge Durango Citadel lost to the Nissan Armada as the top full-size SUV; the Grand Cherokee was beaten by the new Jaguar F-Pace in the luxury SUV race; and Ram came in second for Truck Line of Texas.