Members of the Texas Auto Writers Association voted Ford and Jeep as the top trucks and SUVs.
Although Chrysler's Ram brand heavily marketed its status as the official Truck of Texas last year, there's a new sheriff in town: The Ford F-150.
More than 50 automotive journalists took part in the extensive Texas Truck Rodeo held at the historic Knibbe Ranch outside of San Antonio. Once the dust settled, the F-150 was crowned as the 2012 Truck of Texas, the Ford Edge as the Crossover of Texas and the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the SUV of Texas.
Ford's 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine was also voted as the 2012 Outstanding Feature of Texas.
The Texas Auto Writers Association's annual Truck Rodeo is considered the industry's most prestigious journalist-selected truck and SUV prize. Traditionally, automakers heavily market their victories in marketing campaigns across Texas and the southwest.
Individual class winners included:
Full-size pickup: Ford F-150
Mid-size pickup: Nissan Frontier
Luxury pickup: Ford F-150 Platinum Ecoboost
HD pickup: Ford F-250 King Ranch
Full-size SUV: Dodge Durango
Full-size luxury SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee (Overland)
Mid-size SUV: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Mid-size luxury SUV: Toyota 4Runner (Limited)
Compact SUV: Nissan Xterra
Full-size crossover: Buick Enclave
Mid-size crossover: Ford Edge Ecoboost
Compact crossover: Toyota RAV4
Full-size luxury crossover: GMC Acadia Denali
Mid-size luxury crossover: Cadillac SRX