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Both the Ram Truck and Jeep brands earned honors at the annual Texas Motor Press Association Off-Road Invitational this year. The group awarded the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited as the Texas Full-Size Truck of the Year. In addition, the group also awarded the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe received honors as the Texas Off-Road SUV of the Year and Texas Mid-Size SUV of the Year.   

“The 2023 Ram 1500 sets the standard for luxury pickup trucks again this year. It is hard to find a better combination of functionality and luxury in a pickup truck,” said Michael Satterfield, president Texas Motor Press Association.

Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA) is a registered 501(c)3 organization that is focused on bringing together automotive industry professionals to create informed content highlighting various facets of the industry in ways that register with a Texas-based audience and beyond.

The membership is made up of automotive industry journalists that cover cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, and UTVs in a variety of media as well as professionals that represent corporate interests in the automotive community.

Ram 1500 Takes Home Texas-Sized Award

The 2023 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload.

The eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations.

The Ram 1500 a powerful 1/2-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel. The 2023 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced 1/2-ton pickup truck in the world, according to the manufacturer. 

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The Uconnect 5 system with a 12-inch touchscreen features advanced technology that includes split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2023 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app, featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles.

Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Additionally, according to Ram Trucks, class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.

And, have you heard? Ram Trucks is offering diesel enthusiasts one final opportunity to purchase the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Production of the 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will conclude in January 2023, marking the end of an era.

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