During its annual Truck Rodeo in the city of San Antonio, the Texas Auto Writers' Association, one of the largest such organizations in the country, declared two Chrysler products as winners in the SUV category.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, earned the prestigious title of "SUV of Texas," while the bigger Dodge Durango garnered the "Full-size SUV of Texas" award.
For the Grand Cherokee, this represents the second year in a row that it has won the SUV of Texas title, the 57 journalists present at the rodeo deciding that among the vehicles tested in the category, the GC was the most worthy.
The award adds to a growing list of accolades, which currently makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee the most awarded SUV in history. Besides winning the SUV category overall, the new Overland Summit model also won the "Luxury SUV of Texas" accolade.
Mike Herzig, TAWA's president declared that the "[Jeep Grand Cherokee] has once again demonstrated its superior levels of performance, quality, interior craftsmanship, and reliability that make it an award-winning SUV; Grand Cherokee is a tremendous value for consumers, and is clearly the 'SUV of Texas."
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