Rightfully so, the Ram Rebel was named Texas Offroad Truck of the Year. It competed with Nissan Titan Pro4X, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, Toyota Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro editions. All were capable offroad, but the Ram 1500 Rebel 4×4 four-wheel drive and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 equipped with 33-inch all-terrain tires, Bilstein monotube dampers and air springs good for 10.8 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, etc. was in a class all its own when it came to capability.
Judging was a little more subjective for Texas Offroad SUV of the Year. We found it interesting to compare the Range Rover (Evoque and Discovery) and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon against the other contenders. Range Rover and Jeep are brands that started with off-roading in mind; the other contenders are all vehicles built for the street, later adding these off-road-capable models. Yes, the winning Kia Telluride as well as the Toyota Rav4 Adventure and the Honda Passport were rather amazing in their off-road capabilities and delivered a lot of surprising capabilities at a decent price point.