The Texas Auto Writers Association
Founded in 1987 by the Texas Auto Writers Association by automotive journalists. These journalists wanted to provide an avenue of personal development, growth, and networking. They had sought to create an automotive event. But this event had to be unique to Texas and as a result, the TAWA Truck Rodeo was created. Truck Rodeos have been held in the state of Texas since 1993. Then in 2003, the Texas Auto Writers Association created events for sports cars, sedans, as well as many other vehicles. Although these vehicles aren’t eligible for the Truck Rodeo they are eligible for the Texas Auto Roundup.
The Ram Truck Brand
Launching as a stand-alone division was the Ram Truck brand in 2009. The Ram Truck brand wanted to focus more on meeting the demands of delivering benchmark-quality trucks and focus more on the demands of truck buyers. The Ram Truck brand provides a full lineup that can meet any customer or business vehicle needs. This lineup consists of the Ram 1500, the Promaster, the 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, and the 3500/5500/4500 Chassis Cab. The Ram brand builds a line of trucks that can get any job done. This brand has also focused on building trucks that get families to where they need to go.
Ram 1500 Trim Levels
The Ram 1500 offers 8 trim levels. These trim levels include the Tradesman, the Tradesman HFE, the Big Horn/Lone Star, the Rebel, the TRX, the Laramie, the Limited Longhorn, and the Limited. The available 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition has an array of technology and exterior features. These features include a multifunction and locking tailgate, tailgate ajar warning lamp, premium leather bucket seats, heated and ventilated 12-way driver and front passenger seats, heated steering wheel, and a bright pedal kit. The Ram 1500 RED Edition has also made its returns for the ’23 model year and is available on the Limited Crew Cab. The RED Edition Ram truck features a red R-A-M grille and door badging as well as a RED badge is also on the center console lid.
Ram 1500 Available Powertrain Options
The 2023 Ram 1500 offers four powertrain options including the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. This engine features eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology that combines efficient technologies and a performance-enhancing powertrain. This powertrain option offers an additional 130 lb-ft. of torque for a towing capacity of up to 12,780 lbs. The 3.6L Penstar V6 engine features eTorque. The eTorque uses advanced technologies such as two-step variable valve lift and wide-range variable valve timing to deliver efficiency and power. The available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine is also a powerful and efficient powertrain option. This powertrain offers a manufacturer’s estimated longest available 4×4 highway driving range in its class. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine offers over 950 miles on a single tank and a towing capacity of 9,600 lbs. The powertrain option that is only available on the legendary Ram 1500 TRX is the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine. This engine is capable of achieving 0–60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm. The supercharger provided alongside this engine provides near instantaneous torque. It has been engineered to withstand 1,595 psi which is the equivalent of nearly 20,000 pounds of force.
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Ram dominated this competition, in addition to the coveted Truck of Texas title. This pickup legendary pickup truck won the Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas for the fifth consecutive year. The Ram 1500 also won the Luxury category for the seventh year. This pickup truck has been awarded for Highest Personal Appeal and Best Performance. With this many awards, you can’t go wrong with finding the Ram 1500 that meets all of your needs. The Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for efficiency, durability, convenience, performance, and technology. Visit Martin CDJR, our helpful and friendly staff is always looking to help get you into an upgraded vehicle that works best for you. Purchase your Ram 1500 today at Martin CDJR!