RAM takes Award at Texas Truck Rodeo

2010 Dodge Ram 3500 - Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas

The Texas Truck Rodeo has been a tradition for the past sixteen years. Just outside of San Antonio each October, journalists from the Texas Auto Writers Association put twelve categories of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers head to head in a series of on- and off-road tests. They then evaluate the vehicles based exterior aesthetic, off-road capabilities, overall utility, value, and fuel efficiency.


 This year, over forty judges determined that Dodge was king. The 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 destroyed the competition, claiming the title Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas while the Dakota Crew Cab TRX4 proved it’s ahead of the curve, becoming the Mid-Size Truck of Texas. With style, power, and incomparable performance, Dodge is always on top.


  • HEMIhead

    My God! Get off this grey primer kick!

  • coolmancool

    Yes, it needs a paint job. How about red, since that is Dodge’s color and that is the color Ford used to win the last pole at the Texas State Fair. I thought Fiat was going to clean up this mess, however, I think they are trying to run it into the ground so they can take over all of the Mopar factories. Sergio we are begging you to put some Italian pizzazz in the Dodge products. Let us have the colors we want before the price of gas climbs back to $4 a gallon and we lose interest in Challengers and trucks.

  • Stevo

    i luv this new model especially the new interior, but would like to see HID and projector dynamic headlamps as an option an upgrade. i hope the engeneers and the people who make decision for the dodge ram get to read this and take it into consideration that would but the RAM way ahead of the pack. great JOB with the new Truck.

    Please make the dynamic projector headlamps Hid available please. if not i will have to buy the bmw headlapms just put them on the truck,

  • steve

    what can you tell us about the frame. is it a C channel frame.
    has there been any improvement to the transmition.
    will we ever see a twin turbo straight out of the dealer.

  • RLD

    Hey, Steve. Here’s the latest transmission data for Ram HD. It’s mostly carryover from 2009:

    545RFE 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC.
    The 545RFE 5-speed is a sophisticated multirange electronically controlled transmission that provides optimized gear ratios for responsive and durable performance along with good fuel economy. For 2010, this transmission now features Electronic Range Select. Mated to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Found on Ram 2500 Pickup models.

    68RFE 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC.
    With the brilliant Electronic Range Select adding efficient performance, the 68RFE 6-speed automatic transmission provides all the benefits measured by the working world: strength, stamina, reliability. Coupled only to the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel. Available for Ram 2500 and 3500 Pickups.

    6-SPEED MANUAL.
    A high-ratio 6th gear allows lower highway rpm figures — with the welcome economy that comes with a manual transmission. The 6-speed manual is the standard drivetrain combination for Ram Heavy Duty Pickups with the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel power plant.

  • RLD

    Oh, one more thing we shouldn’t ignore: The 5 Year / 100,000 Mile POWERTRAIN Warranty is new!