2015 Ford F-150 named Truck of Texas, Lincoln and Jeep also awarded at Truck Rodeo


The Ford Motor Company has a lot of reasons to celebrate after winning eight categories in this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association’s annual Truck Rodeo. Most important among them, the Blue Oval’s latest2015 Ford F-150 earned the prestigious Truck of Texas award, ending the Ram 1500’s two-year winning streak. The 2015 Lincoln MKC also grabbed the honor as the CUV of Texas, and Ford was named Truck Line of Texas.

FoMoCo even took trophies for best technology with its extensive use of aluminum on its latest F-Series and best commercial vehicle for the new Transit 250. It wasn’t a total sweep, though, because the Jeep Grand Cherokee grabbed the title of the SUV of Texas for the fifth straight time.

This year’s event put 60 auto writers in 75 pickups, SUVs and crossovers and challenged them to find the best in a plethora of categories. All of the winners are listed below, and scroll down to read the full announcements from the Texas Auto Writers Association and Ford.

Compact CUV: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring
Midsize CUV: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Fullsize CUV: 2015 Kia Sedona SX
Luxury CUV: 2015 Lincoln MKC
Compact SUV: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Midsize SUV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4
Fullsize SUV: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD
Compact Luxury SUV: 2015 Range Rover Evoque 5-Door
Midsize Luxury SUV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4×4
Fullsize Luxury SUV: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali
Off-Road SUV: 2015 Jeep Wrangler
Midsize Pickup Truck: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab
Fullsize Pickup Truck: 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn
Off-Road Pickup Truck: 2015 Ram Power Wagon
Commercial Vehicle: 2015 Ford Transit 250
Best Powertrain: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel Engine
Best Connectivity: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Uconnect Access
Best Technology: 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch high-strength military-grade aluminum body
CUV of Texas: 2015 Lincoln MKC
SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Truck of Texas: 2015 Ford F-150
Truck Line of Texas: Ford


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