Every year the Texas Auto Writers Association puts on what they call the Texas Truck Rodeo. Trucks are important to the culture of Texas, with its rich history of ranching and other vocations that require good, strong trucks. The event is a way to celebrate that culture by allowing the experts, i.e. the writers, the opportunity to choose the best trucks around.
Over two days, the participating trucks for that year are put through rigorous tests. The trucks have to endure both on-road and off-road challenges. When the dust cleared the 2015 Truck of Texas award went to the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.
There are so many innovative and superb features on the new Titan XD that it’s hard to know which ones helped it to win. Certainly, the XD’s Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel played a strategic role.
The 2015 Truck of Texas award wasn’t the only award that the 2016 Nissan Titan XD picked up. The full-size truck from Nissan also won the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas, and Best Powertrain awards.