TAWA Awards 8 FCA US Brands for 2015

This year, the Texas Auto Writers Association had its yearly competition and awarded several FCA US brands including Ram, Jeep and Dodge with a total of 8 different awards.

The FCA US accolades for 2015 are as follows…

·         Jeep Brand SUVs awarded as Victorious in all categories they were entered in

·         Ram 1500 reclaims its title of Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas

·         Ram 2500 is named the Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas for the third consecutive year

·         Jeep Grand Cherokee beats out the competition for 6th consecutive year

·         Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit wins the luxury category for the fifth year in a row

·         Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee both bring home a title for third year in a row

·         The Jeep Renegade won the Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle award

·         The Dodge Durango reclaimed its previous title of Full-size SUV of Texas

·         FCA US brands took home the most awards of any other competing manufacturers

The award process begins with TAWA members completing two days of on and off-road driving of each vehicle. After the two days of rigorous testing, members vote for the best-performing vehicles. A total of 24 awards are given and FCA US brands claimed 8 of them, which is the most of any brand that was also in the running for 2015. A total of 88 vehicles were in the competition for 2015 which is more than it sounds like if one takes into consideration that every vehicle must be driven and tested.

TAWA members score the vehicles based on a variety of different features including interior and exterior styling, on and off road capability, utility and performance as well as overall value. The Truck Rodeo was more competitive this year compared to previous years, mainly because there were significantly more vehicle entries participating in the competition and seemingly more and more trucks competing every year. Jeep is at the top of the list with 5 of those 8 awards going to Jeep alone.


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